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​Consuming Violent Media Linked to 13x Surge in Violent Dreams

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night.

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ACR annual meeting, Hip Replacement, Osteoarthritis, OA, Total hip arthroplasty (THA) , hip OA, Knee Replacement, sex-specific associations , Rehabiliation, gender and disease, Rheumatology, Rheumatic Disease, Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthroplasty

Men and Women Show Sex-Specific Improvements After Hip Replacement, May Benefit From Unique Rehab Approaches

Outcomes such as pain, function, range of motion, and strength after total hip arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, are different for men & women, which could lead to the development of sex-specific rehabilitation programs, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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Sex Related Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, SPORT study, Spine

Surgery for Back Pain Reduces Problems with Sex Life-Related Pain

For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the November 15 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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PTSD, Couples, Military Couples, Military, Local - Illinois, Veterans, Mental Health, Research

Research Detects Interpersonal Differences Among Couples with PTSD

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Research conducted at The Family Institute at Northwestern University detected clear interpersonal behavior differences between couples with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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UF/IFAS Gets $5 Million to Help Families Strengthen Relationships

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About 160,000 people got divorced in 2014 in Florida, according to the state Department of Health. UF/IFAS Extension faculty hope to help lower that number a bit through a program called SMART Couples.

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Adolescents, Behavior, Consequences, Drinking, Drugs, Finances, Gist Scale, gratification, Human Development, Social Sciences, Social Values, Temptation, unprotected sex, Values

Questionnaire Predicts Likelihood of Unprotected Sex, Binge Drinking

Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail: an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs.

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Women Have a Remarkable Variety of Orgasmic Experiences

A new review by Concordia researchers published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology details the vast potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.

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Zika Infection Causes Reduced Fertility, Low Testosterone in Male Mice

A new study shows that Zika targets the male reproductive system, at least in mice. Three weeks after Zika infection, male mice had shrunken testicles, low levels of sex hormones and reduced fertility. The results suggest that Zika infection may interfere with men’s ability to have children.

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Brian dodge, Indiana University, Center For Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University Bloomington

IU Study Finds Slight Shift in Attitudes Toward Bisexuals, From Negative to Neutral

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While positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study led by researchers at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambivalent.

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Out-of-wedlock childbirth, celebrity news, Popular Culture, family dynamics, celebrity pregnancies, Angelina Effect, Single Parents, People magazine, Same Sex Relationships

Study: Pop-Culture News Helped Destigmatize Out-of-Wedlock Childbirth

Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist.

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Endocrine Society, Contraception, male birth control, Men's Health, Contraceptive, Pregnancy, World Health Organization, Side Effects, Depression, Mental Health

Male Birth Control Shots Prevent Pregnancy

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Upcoming Movie ‘Loving’ Focuses on Fight for Interracial Marriage and ‘Absolute Commitment,’ Says Virginia Tech Expert

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DHA, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Australia, USA, Preterm Births, Early preterm birth, prenatal nutrition

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

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Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements

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Chlamydia Expert Available to Discuss Rise in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Jose Bauermeister, HIV, web applications, Homosexuality, AIDS, Minority, health disparaties, Program in Sexuality, Technology and Action Research, Rob Stephenson, National Instituate of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmen

Web App Prompts Sexual Health Testing for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding a project to investigate a personalized web app that is designed to encourage young men at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), to get routine testing. The funding for “Get Connected” is supported by the new NIH Adolescent Trials Network. As part of the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology.

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Sexual Health, sexual pain, Gynecologic Cancer, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Uc Davis

Sexual Pain in Women After Cancer Is Common, and Too Often Ignored

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Painful sex in women after cancer treatment is relatively common, often treatable and needs to be addressed by medical providers, a UC Davis oncologist and researcher suggests.

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Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has found the abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex.

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Ancient Hominid 'Hanky Panky' Also Influenced Spread of STIs

With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them----up to 5 percent of the human genome--- it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious hominid 'hanky panky' going on, but with it, a potential downside: the spread of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.

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Human Sex Reversal as a Protein Numbers Game

A group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have completed a comprehensive molecular analysis of a toddler who developed as a female despite having a male genetic background, termed XY sex reversal. The study identifies for the first time how the machinery for destruction of proteins can render a person poised at the borderline between male and female patterns of development.

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Will Millennials Ever Get Married?

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Statistics show Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations.







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