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Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 23-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Young adults' alcohol use increases when casually dating
Washington State University

When young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol, according to a new paper led by a Washington State University professor.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Columbia Nursing Launches Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research
Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing has announced the establishment of the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR).

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Psychologists identify 18 best measures to assess intimate partner violence
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Millions of people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and assessment is important in conducting therapy and assisting victims. A team of psychologists at Binghamton University, State University of New York have evaluated dozens of available measures used to assess intimate partner violence and have pinpointed the most effective ones.

Newswise: ‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that “disagreeable” men in opposite-sex marriages are less helpful with domestic work, allowing them to devote greater resources to their jobs, which results in higher pay.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Persistent Stereotypes Falsely Link Women’s Self-Esteem to Their Sex Lives
Association for Psychological Science

Despite increases in gender equality and the normalization of casual sex in many cultures, the belief that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem remains widespread. New research examines this entrenched stereotype and finds no significant correlation between a woman’s sexual behavior and her self-esteem.

Newswise: Decreased testing could lead to surge in sexually transmitted infections
Released: 25-May-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Decreased testing could lead to surge in sexually transmitted infections
Penn State College of Medicine

Screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) decreased by 63% for men and 59% for women during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by Penn State and Quest Diagnostics researchers.

Released: 25-May-2021 10:50 AM EDT
The use of couple therapy to reduce pain during intercourse
Universite de Montreal

New study shows cognitive-behavioural therapy for couples to be more effective in alleviating genito-pelvic pain tan medical treatment.

13-May-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Partners May Influence Pregnant Women’s Alcohol Use and Risk Factors for Infant Development
Research Society on Alcoholism

The partners of mothers-to-be can influence the women’s drinking and depression during pregnancy, affecting their babies’ development, a new study suggests. The findings highlight the importance of partners’ role in reducing risk for expectant mothers. Pregnant women’s behavioral health is known to be influenced by their relationships with their partners. Partners’ higher substance use, and women’s lower relationship satisfaction, are associated with higher maternal substance use. Women who feel supported by their partners, in contrast, report less prenatal anxiety and depression and lower postpartum distress. Drinking and depression during pregnancy are each associated with multiple health problems, such as premature birth and delayed infant development. The study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research explores the role of partners, prenatal alcohol use, and infant outcomes together, aiming for a more comprehensive understanding of how these factors combine.

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Released: 12-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
What does your voice say about you?
University of Göttingen

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person's voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really reveal about our character?

Newswise: A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In her May 12 webcast as part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, Emily Riehl will explore the fascinating mathematics providing solutions to a matchmaker’s dilemma.

Released: 4-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Forty years of nursing science in HIV/AIDS: JANAC marks progress and challenges
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

From the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, nurses have been at the forefront of patient care, advocacy, and research. But even in the age of antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis, many challenges remain in reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS, according to the special May/June 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: Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Released: 4-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Florida Atlantic University

A study to understand the dating violence experience and perpetration of college-age women, as well as how they conceptualize violence in dating relationships, reveals normalization of unhealthy violent behaviors where sexual pressure or sexualized verbal harassment are viewed as an innate part of men, supporting the idea that “boys will be boys.” Study participants demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the forms of dating violence and its consequences. They accepted, rationalized and provided excuses for these acts of violence.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 12:20 PM EDT
When does the green monster of jealousy wake up in people?
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Adult heterosexual women and men are often jealous about completely different threats to their relationship.

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27-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Few young adult men have gotten the HPV vaccine
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Just 16% of men 18 to 21 years old have received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine at any age. Yet oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue, is now the leading cancer caused by HPV — and 80% of those diagnosed with it are men.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 1:50 PM EDT
A good night's sleep could do wonders for your sex life
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

The importance of getting a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems and affect a woman's overall quality of life.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT
How marriage is impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis among African American women
Washington University in St. Louis

Most African American women described successfully navigating the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis with their partners, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Bowling Green State University

When it comes to same-sex couples raising children, married couples are more likely to be raising children than cohabiting ones, according to new research by Bowling Green State University.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT
People do not learn from regretting one night stands
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A lot of people think regret must be a good thing because it helps you not repeat a mistake, right?

Released: 23-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Why Are Young Adults Having Less Casual Sex?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Casual sex is on the decline for both young men and women, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study that found less alcohol consumption among both genders is a major reason while playing video games and living at home with parents are another—but only for men.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 2:10 PM EDT
The role of adult playfulness in romantic life

While play and playfulness have been studied well in children, their structure and consequences are understudied in adults. A new article published in Social and Personality Psychology Compass highlights available research on this topic and also examines why playfulness is important in romantic relationships.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT
妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 研究发现,COVID-19疫情增加了孤独感和其他社会问题,尤其是对于女性
Mayo Clinic

新研究报告称,社交距离规范限制了COVID-19的传播,但封锁和隔离也造成或加剧了其他健康问题。妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 研究人员发现,在疫情期间,孤独感显著增加,友谊感也有所下降。这项于2月20日在《社会科学与医学》杂志上发表的研究还表明,疫情对女性和健康状况较差者有特别严重的不良影响。

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT
أبحاث مايو وجدت أن جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) زادت من الشعور بالوحدة والمشاكل الاجتماعية الأخرى، خاصة بالنسبة للنساء
Mayo Clinic

قلّصت إرشادات التباعد الاجتماعي من انتشار فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19)، لكن الإغلاق والعزلة تسببا أيضًا في خلق مخاوف أخرى تتعلق بالصحة أو تفاقمها، وفقًا للبحث الجديد. فقد وجد باحثو مايو كلينك زيادة ملحوظة في الشعور بالوحدة، وانخفاضًا في مشاعر الصداقة أثناء الجائحة. كما أظهرت الدراسة، التي نُشرت في 20 شباط/فبراير في مجلة سوشال ساينس اند ميديسن، آثارًا سلبية غير متكافئة بين النساء ومن أقل منهن صحةً.

Released: 15-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Same-sex marriage exposes ‘cavernous divide’ between Vatican, Catholics
Cornell University

The Vatican’s orthodoxy office has issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy have the authority to bless same-sex unions, saying the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”

Released: 10-Mar-2021 8:25 AM EST
Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre más soledad y otros problemas sociales por pandemia de COVID-19, especialmente en mujeres
Mayo Clinic

Las pautas del distanciamiento físico redujeron la propagación de la COVID-19, pero el confinamiento y el aislamiento también crearon, o empeoraron, otros problemas relacionados con el bienestar, dice un nuevo estudio. Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrieron un aumento considerable del sentimiento de soledad y una disminución de la amistad durante la pandemia.

Newswise: Call Me, Maybe? UNLV Study Probes How People Connected During the Pandemic
Released: 5-Mar-2021 12:35 PM EST
Call Me, Maybe? UNLV Study Probes How People Connected During the Pandemic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV social media expert Natalie Pennington shares the top 10 takeaways of research on the impact of video chats, email, online gaming, and other communication tech on stress, loneliness, and relationships.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 1:30 PM EST
COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women, Mayo research finds
Mayo Clinic

Social distancing guidelines have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but lockdowns and isolation also have created or aggravated other well-being concerns, reports new research. Mayo Clinic investigators found a significant increase in loneliness and a decrease in feelings of friendship during the pandemic.

Newswise: In a Contentious Era, How Do Friends with Different Values Stick Together? Faculty and Student Research Sheds Light
Released: 26-Feb-2021 7:05 AM EST
In a Contentious Era, How Do Friends with Different Values Stick Together? Faculty and Student Research Sheds Light
Wellesley College

Americans are perhaps more polarized today than at any time since the Civil War. This idea has become ingrained in contemporary American discourse, popping up with increasing frequency in media coverage, in public opinion studies, and in research about how social media and its “filter bubbles” are driving polarization.

Newswise: ‘Honey, I’m home – all the time:’ Pandemic life for married couples can lead to sadness, anger
Released: 12-Feb-2021 10:55 AM EST
‘Honey, I’m home – all the time:’ Pandemic life for married couples can lead to sadness, anger
West Virginia University

Kevin Knoster, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies, led a study examining 165 married individuals and how their partners interfered with their daily routines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 12:40 PM EST
4 Steps to Walk Away From Loneliness
McLean Hospital

Loneliness can impact our mental and physical health—so how can we loosen its grip?

Released: 10-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
Take Care of Your Mind and Heart on Valentine’s Day
McLean Hospital

Holidays aren’t easy for everyone, so be sure to be kind—to yourself most of all

Newswise: How to Stay Active for a Healthy Heart
Released: 10-Feb-2021 11:55 AM EST
How to Stay Active for a Healthy Heart
Monday Campaigns

A number of factors affect your heart health, with physical activity being one of the most important.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 4:30 PM EST
Solving chronic pain during intercourse
Flinders University

Researchers at Flinders University are working to remedy this situation by identifying what triggers this chronic pain in the female reproductive tract.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 4:05 PM EST
Use of Pronouns May Show Signs of an Impending Breakup
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in the small words used in everyday conversations months before either partner realizes where their relationship is heading, according to new psychology research.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST
Girls Who Are Emotionally Neglected or Severely Sexually Abused When Young Report Riskier Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence
Mount Sinai Health System

Girls who are emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused early in their lives report riskier sexual behaviors during adolescence, Mount Sinai researchers report. The findings highlight the need—and suggest the potential for tailored approaches—to promote healthy sexual development in vulnerable populations.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 6:05 AM EST
Effects of Head Trauma from Intimate Partner Violence Largely Unrecognized
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

While there is an abundant amount of research about traumatic brain injuries in athletes and those serving in the military, the same data is scarce when it comes to concussions and head and neck injuries sustained due to intimate partner violence.

Newswise: Community-Based Programs Reduce Sexual Violence, Study Shows
18-Dec-2020 12:25 PM EST
Community-Based Programs Reduce Sexual Violence, Study Shows
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Through small, neighborhood classes, researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Promundo-US significantly reduced sexual violence among teenage boys living in areas of concentrated disadvantage. The study appears in JAMA.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:30 PM EST
Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees.

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Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:50 PM EST
Growing risks of STIs in over-45s
University of Chichester

OVER-45s are at a higher risk of contracting STIs than ever before because of society's unwillingness to talk about middle-aged and older people having sex, a new report has found.

Newswise: COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Released: 18-Nov-2020 3:50 PM EST
COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute are studying how the pandemic is affecting marital quality, sexual behavior, reproductive planning and health, and individual and family well-being. The study suggests that, overall, early in the pandemic, most married individuals reported a positive impact on their marriage.

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16-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Could Robots for Sex, Friendship Improve Our Aging Society?
University of Washington School of Medicine

A bioethicist lays out the ethical rationale to develop robots for isolated and disabled older people – a population increasingly alone due to COVID-19. Many lonely seniors would value a robot for companionship and sexual gratification, writes Nancy Jecker at the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine.

Newswise: ‘Pinprick’ biomarker blood test offers diagnostic potential in HPV-related cancers Study shows rising antibody levels predict the course of cancer
Released: 11-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
‘Pinprick’ biomarker blood test offers diagnostic potential in HPV-related cancers Study shows rising antibody levels predict the course of cancer

A potential breakthrough in the early detection of the neck, head and anal cancers linked to human papilloma viruses (HPV) has emerged. It is based on a highly specific diagnostic test that appears to indicate cancer, and predict its course, from just a pinprick of blood.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Sexual Health Often Overlooked in Cancer Survivorship Care, Especially for Female Patients
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new study points to a need for oncologists to ask their patients about sexual health after chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments. In a survey of nearly 400 cancer survivors, 87% said they experienced sexual side effects, but most also said their oncologist had not formally asked about them. Female patients were especially unlikely to be asked about sexual dysfunction. Findings will be presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men
University of California, Riverside

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Shared religious experiences bring couples together
University of Georgia

Couples that pray together stay together. It’s a common religious saying, but a new study from the University of Georgia is giving the proverb some scientific credence.

Newswise: Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
University of Georgia

Couples that clash often are more likely to experience feelings of loneliness and poorer physical health, according to new University of Georgia research.

Released: 16-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT
APS Media Tip Sheet: October 2020
Association for Psychological Science

Safe Sex or Risky Romance? Young Adults Make the Rational Choice; Remember That Fake News You Read? It May Help You Remember Even More; Interventions May Have Lasting Benefits

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