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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Creates Safe Space for High-Quality LGBTQ+ Healthcare
Released: 30-May-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Creates Safe Space for High-Quality LGBTQ+ Healthcare
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has opened a new LGBTQ+ Center, bringing together specialists in primary care, pediatrics, transgender surgery, reconstructive surgery and anal cancer screening to meet the needs of patients in an inclusive and culturally sensitive setting.

Released: 23-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Privacy protection and other corporate accountability matters in the Business Ethics channel
Newswise

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, was fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and ordered to stop transferring data collected from Facebook users in Europe to the United States. Find the latest research and expert commentary on privacy issues and controversial business practices in the Business Ethics channel.

Released: 17-May-2023 2:10 PM EDT
Lesbian, bisexual women more likely to have worse heart health than heterosexual women
American Heart Association (AHA)

Lesbian and bisexual women were less likely to have ideal cardiovascular health scores compared to heterosexual women, which should make them a priority group for cardiovascular disease prevention, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

Released: 17-May-2023 1:30 PM EDT
Study reveals cardiovascular health disparities based on sexual orientation
Wiley

In a recent nationwide study from France, lesbian and bisexual women had worse cardiovascular health scores than heterosexual women.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts
Newswise

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

       
9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here
Newswise

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here.

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Released: 5-May-2023 6:55 PM EDT
Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill threatens HIV progress
SciDev.Net

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, if signed into law, could lead to the withdrawal of foreign aid and threaten goals to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, advocates warn.

   
Newswise: Kroc Institute releases special report on implementation status of gender approach within Colombian Peace Agreement
Released: 2-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Kroc Institute releases special report on implementation status of gender approach within Colombian Peace Agreement
University of Notre Dame

The Peace Accords Matrix at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies has released a new special report outlining the current implementation status of the gender approach within the 2016 Colombian Peace Accord. The implementation of the gender approach has been fundamental to guaranteeing the protection and promotion of the rights of women and LGBTQ+ people.

 
Newswise: Research: Prostate Cancer Studies Explore New Treatment, Health Disparities
Released: 29-Apr-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Research: Prostate Cancer Studies Explore New Treatment, Health Disparities
Cedars-Sinai

Research from Cedars-Sinai Cancer detailing the largest examination to date of prostate cancer in transgender women, as well as treatment options that improve outcomes in patients with recurrent prostate cancer, will be presented during the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting April 28-May 1 in Chicago.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present Latest Research on Urological Care
Released: 25-Apr-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present Latest Research on Urological Care
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from the Department of Urology at Cedars-Sinai will present innovative research findings and lead discussions on the latest medical breakthroughs during the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting April 28-May 1 in Chicago.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise: Transhealth CEO Dallas Ducar Receives AACN Award
Released: 11-Apr-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Transhealth CEO Dallas Ducar Receives AACN Award
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Transhealth CEO Dallas Ducar receives the AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for her efforts to expand access to gender-affirming primary care, mental health services and community healthcare.

Released: 7-Apr-2023 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Increased the Frequency of Intimate Partner Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationship before COVID-19 had an increase in the frequency of victimization after the pandemic began, according to a Rutgers study.

   
Released: 6-Apr-2023 10:00 AM EDT
ASBMB urges NIAID to prioritize DEAI
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

ASBMB calls upon NIAID to expand the use of research supplements, support scientists with disabilities and those in the LGBTQ+ community

Released: 3-Apr-2023 1:20 PM EDT
Late HIV diagnosis still an issue in Aotearoa
University of Otago

Forty per cent of people diagnosed with HIV in Aotearoa between 2011 and 2020 were diagnosed late, a University of Otago study shows.

Released: 28-Mar-2023 2:20 PM EDT
From the doctor's office to the operating room: Keep up with the latest in healthcare here
Newswise

From septic shock to sticker shock. Keep up with this ever-growing, changing sector. Below are some of the latest stories on healthcare on Newswise.

Newswise: Taylor Swift’s Popularity with the LGBTQ+ Community
Released: 27-Mar-2023 9:55 AM EDT
Taylor Swift’s Popularity with the LGBTQ+ Community
California State University, Fullerton

Taylor Swift has been a longtime ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community--a fact she makes clear in her hit song, "You Need to Calm Down."

Released: 24-Mar-2023 5:20 PM EDT
Study finds higher risk of sleep problems in gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth
University of Toronto

A new national study, published in LGBT Health, finds that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are twice as likely to report trouble falling or staying asleep than their straight peers. Greater depression, stress, and family conflict contribute to the sleep problems of LGB youth.

Released: 22-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Binghamton University reaches highest ever score for LGBTQ+ inclusion
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York scored a nearly perfect ranking on the latest national Campus Pride Index, which measures a university’s commitment to LGBTQ+ safety and inclusivity on campus. The University received a 4.5 out of 5, an increase from the 3.5 scores received in previous years.

Released: 17-Mar-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Study highlights challenges facing transgender and non-binary workers
University of East Anglia

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights some of the challenges that transgender and non-binary staff can face at work.

Released: 16-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EDT
OMG, texting intervention prevents teen pregnancy among lesbian and bisexual girls
University of British Columbia

A new texting intervention that University of British Columbia researchers helped develop is more effective at promoting healthy sexual decision-making and reducing pregnancies among sexual minority teens than most existing interventions in the U.S.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EST
Dutch healthcare system isn't prepared for pregnant transgender men
Amsterdam UMC

Transgender men can, and often wish to, become pregnant. However, they do need extra guidance and care providers often lack the necessary knowledge and skills.

Newswise: New Research Embodies Queer History Through Artifacts
Released: 28-Feb-2023 5:35 PM EST
New Research Embodies Queer History Through Artifacts
Georgia Institute of Technology

New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology offers a unique framework for understanding queer communities and their histories.

 
Released: 28-Feb-2023 1:10 PM EST
Parental support for LGBTQ youth is important, research shows
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Depression is more widespread among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth than heterosexual, cisgender youth, making parental support more important for these adolescents.

Released: 24-Feb-2023 12:50 PM EST
Gender dysphoria in young people is rising—and so is professional disagreement
BMJ

More children and adolescents are identifying as transgender and offered medical treatment, especially in the US. But some providers and European authorities are urging caution because of a lack of strong evidence.

Released: 22-Feb-2023 11:00 AM EST
Bisexual Women Face Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Columbia University School of Nursing

Bisexual women were half as likely as their heterosexual peers to have high scores on a scale measuring cardiovascular health, new research from Columbia University School of Nursing shows.

Released: 21-Feb-2023 5:35 PM EST
Advocacy by LGBTQ+ school clubs may help combat student depression
Taylor & Francis

Advocacy by student-led Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs could help to reduce school-wide disparities in depressive symptoms between LGBTQ+ and heterosexual students, according to a new study.

Released: 13-Feb-2023 11:25 AM EST
Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania Partners with Gaingels to Devote Five Million Dollars in Research that Supports Advances in LGBTQ+ Health Start-ups
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is partnering with Gaingels, an LGBTQIA+/Allies private investment syndicate, to provide their portfolio of companies access to Penn’s academic research to make an impact into the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.

Newswise: Gay bars in Sydney survive COVID-19 pandemic, new Policy Paper finds
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST
Gay bars in Sydney survive COVID-19 pandemic, new Policy Paper finds
University of Sydney

Published preliminary data that shows gay bars, venues and events rebounded following their closure during COVID-19; however, more attention is needed for those in marginalised communities and regional NSW.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 3:05 PM EST
GP survey reveals health and healthcare inequalities of trans and non-binary adults
University of Cambridge

Trans and non-binary adults are more likely than the general population to experience long term health conditions, including mental health problems, dementia and learning disabilities, and to be autistic, according to new research.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Resilience to HIV-Related Stigma May Be Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Failing to address the psychological trauma experienced by many older people living with HIV/AIDS will make it difficult, if not impossible, to end the epidemic, according to a Rutgers study.

Newswise: Uncovering Sexual Health Topics for Parents to Address with Their Adolescent-aged GBQ Male Children
Released: 7-Feb-2023 11:00 AM EST
Uncovering Sexual Health Topics for Parents to Address with Their Adolescent-aged GBQ Male Children
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Comprehensive and inclusive sexual health education reduces young gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ) men's vulnerability to poor sexual health outcomes like HIV and STIs into adulthood, data shows. However, conservative ideologies continue to dominate policies on school-based sex education and view topics like same-sex attractions as controversial.

Released: 31-Jan-2023 9:30 AM EST
Study Suggests Side-Effects and Costs Are Biggest Concerns for Users of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey finds that men who would be potential users of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication prefer long-acting injections over pills, but rank side effects and costs as the most important issues for them in considering whether to take PrEP.

Newswise: Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men, new study finds
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:05 PM EST
Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men, new study finds
University of Sydney

Both gay men and heterosexual men prefer masculine-presenting men for high-status roles, according to a new study from the University of Sydney, leaving more feminine-presenting gay men disadvantaged and facing internal bias, prejudice and potential discrimination in the workplace, including in hiring practices and promotion opportunities.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 12:55 PM EST
UAlbany Researchers Receive New Funding for Suicide Prevention Programming
University at Albany, State University of New York

Researchers in University at Albany’s Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research in the School of Education have received funding to undertake a new project aimed at reducing risk for suicide and substance use among students experiencing health disparities. The work aims to hone strategies that could be implemented widely across college campuses.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 3:00 PM EST
GW Study Links Offline Events to Spikes in Online Hate Speech
George Washington University

A new George Washington University study reveals that real world events are often followed by surges in several types of online hate speech on both fringe and mainstream social platforms.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 6:05 AM EST
UCLA Health Tip Sheet January 25, 2023
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Below is a brief roundup of news and story ideas from the experts at UCLA Health.

Released: 23-Jan-2023 1:05 PM EST
Bisexuals use cannabis more frequently for coping
Washington State University

Young people classified as bisexual not only use cannabis more frequently but also are more likely to use it to cope with mental health issues and for what researchers call experiential “enhancement.”

   
Released: 20-Jan-2023 10:05 AM EST
Social support can increase syphilis testing in Black sexual minority men
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Black sexual minority men who give and receive support within their social networks are more likely to be tested for syphilis. Therefore, nurses should prepare patients to inform and encourage their social networks to seek testing for syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These conclusions come from a paper in the January issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), the official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: New paper offers best practices for LGBTQ+ field scientists and mentors
Released: 19-Jan-2023 4:25 PM EST
New paper offers best practices for LGBTQ+ field scientists and mentors
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science (ACES)

People from marginalized gender and sexual identities can have safer experiences participating in ecological field research when leaders incorporate better field safety protocols and advocate for systemic changes, according to a new paper authored by scientists from Earlham College, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and other institutions.

   
Released: 17-Jan-2023 10:20 AM EST
Adolescents’ acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people
Washington State University

Something as simple as seeing all-gender signs in public places, like restrooms, was linked to adolescents’ acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people, a new study has found.



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