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Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions and other behavioral studies in the Behavioral Science channel
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Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 26-Jan-2023 1:55 PM EST
Lifelong marriage lowers risk of dementia
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

If you are married continuously for many years in mid-life, you have a lower risk of developing dementia in old age. This has been confirmed by a recently published study based on data from HUNT Study health surveys in Nord-Trøndelag.

Newswise: Prevention of intimate partner violence in humanitarian settings requires multipronged approach
Released: 20-Jan-2023 4:40 PM EST
Prevention of intimate partner violence in humanitarian settings requires multipronged approach
Washington University in St. Louis

Intimate partner violence is pervasive in humanitarian settings and its impacts are far-reaching, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We demonstrated that intimate partner violence was significantly associated with a range of adverse health and non-health impacts for individuals and family members,” said Lindsay Stark, a professor at the Brown School.

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.

Released: 18-Jan-2023 8:00 AM EST
Negative marital communications leave literal, figurative wounds
Ohio State University

A tendency for one or both spouses to avoid or withdraw from tough conversations could set up married couples for emotional distress, bad feelings about their relationship, chronic inflammation and lowered immune function, new research suggests.

   
Released: 21-Dec-2022 9:55 AM EST
Tis the season to manage stress: Winter holiday story ideas and expert commentary
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Winter Holidays channel on Newswise.

   
Released: 19-Dec-2022 1:00 PM EST
People who practice consensual non-monogamy can face negative social stigma, new research finds
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Despite rising interest in polyamory and open relationships, new research shows that people in consensually non-monogamous (CNM) relationships report experiencing a negative social stigma that takes a toll on their well-being.

Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 30-Nov-2022 10:55 AM EST
At SABCS: Sexuality and Fertility Discussions Remain Sidelined Among Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

A majority of younger women diagnosed with breast cancer reported significant sexual health impacts, which most health care providers were unable to help address, according to an LBBC study to be presented at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium®.

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Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:00 AM EST
Pregnant trauma patients with certain injury patterns should be screened for intimate partner violence during their hospital stay
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Pregnant trauma patients with certain injury patterns—including multiple injuries, injuries to the head, face, neck, and scalp, and multiple contusions—should be screened for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to study results published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Newswise: 'Singles in America' study: More Midwesterners consider political issues in dating
Released: 16-Nov-2022 8:30 AM EST
'Singles in America' study: More Midwesterners consider political issues in dating
Indiana University

A new study shows that political issues are increasingly important to singles in the Midwest when it comes to considering potential partners.

 
Newswise: Un nuevo estudio identifica la actividad sexual como desencadenante del asma
4-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Un nuevo estudio identifica la actividad sexual como desencadenante del asma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión Científica Anual del ACAAI muestra que el sexo puede ser un desencadenante no diagnosticado de las exacerbaciones del asma.

Newswise: New Study Identifies Sexual Activity as Asthma Trigger
4-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EDT
New Study Identifies Sexual Activity as Asthma Trigger
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Louisville, KY, shows that sex can be an undiagnosed trigger for asthma exacerbations.

Released: 9-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
Knowledge is power. The latest research on arthritis is right at your fingertips
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Arthritis channel on Newswise.

Released: 4-Nov-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Personality Influenced College Students’ Romantic Relationships During the Pandemic
Michigan State University

Though the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many people’s social lives, new research from Michigan State University outlines some personality-related factors that may have contributed to students either continuing to form new relationships or avoiding them. The new study by MSU researchers found that one in five college students started a new romantic relationship during the pandemic.

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Released: 2-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Kinsey Institute launches Disability and Sexual Health Initiative with condom use study
Indiana University

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University is launching a new Disability and Sexual Health Initiative that will focus on under-researched populations with disabilities, starting with a study on condom use.

Released: 28-Oct-2022 12:35 PM EDT
Standard Threshold for Low Testosterone Doesn't Apply to Young Men
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

The standard cutoff point for low testosterone levels may not be accurate for men in their mid-forties and younger, reports a study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Oct-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Research Team Explores Virtual Romantic Relationships
Hiroshima University

An international team of researchers has published a paper introducing the concept of romantic anthropomorphism, which involves giving a non-human agent human-like characteristics in a romantic context.

   
Newswise: Initiation of Intercourse Alters Vaginal Immune Environment
Released: 26-Oct-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Initiation of Intercourse Alters Vaginal Immune Environment
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine researchers compared vaginal samples collected from 95 young women or adolescent study participants in Kenya before or after they began having sexual intercourse. They found a sharp increase in proteins that control the immune response, including IL-1β, IL-2, and CXCL8, during the first year after becoming sexually active.

Released: 25-Oct-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest news in Opioids, Drug Abuse, and Addiction
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Drugs and drug abuse channel.

21-Oct-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Sexual Side Effects of Cancer Treatment Often Unaddressed with Female Patients
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new study finds that sexual side effects of cancer treatment are discussed far less frequently with female patients than with male patients, even when the treatment directly affects sex organs.

Released: 20-Oct-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Homicide Is a Leading Cause of Death in Pregnant Women in the US
BMJ

Women in the US are more likely to be murdered during pregnancy or soon after childbirth than to die from the three leading obstetric causes of maternal death (high blood pressure disorders, hemorrhage, or sepsis), say experts in The BMJ today.

Released: 20-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Dating profile text perceived as more original may spark more attraction
PLOS

A new study involving users of online dating sites has revealed a link between the perceived originality of text in dating profiles and better impressions of attractiveness.

19-Oct-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Sexual assault related ER visits increase more than tenfold
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An increasing number of people are seeking emergency medical help for sexual assault, according to a new study.

Released: 14-Oct-2022 5:05 PM EDT
UNH Study Finds One-in-Six US Children Experience Online Sexual Abuse
University of New Hampshire

Research from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center shows 16% of young adults in the U.S. have experienced at least one type of sexual abuse online before the age of 18. The first comprehensive study to look at multiple forms of child sexual abuse online found that 62% of the perpetrators of online sexual abuse were acquaintances from their offline life.

   
Released: 14-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Sexual and Gender Minorities Assigned Male at Birth Have Higher Odds of Partner Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Intimate partner violence is chronic among young sexual and gender minorities assigned male at birth (YSGM-AMAB), with bisexual, transgender and lower-income people in this group having the highest likelihood of victimization, a Rutgers study has found.

Released: 13-Oct-2022 11:20 AM EDT
People who viewed sex as a leisure activity enjoyed more, better sex during the pandemic
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The fear, uncertainty and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on adults’ mental and physical health – and their sex lives, several studies reported.

Released: 11-Oct-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Study Backs Four-Step Plan for Detecting More Sexually Transmitted Infections
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers provide a blueprint for finding more STIs and combatting rising infection numbers.

Released: 5-Oct-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Eliminating sexual violence could reduce teenage mental ill health
University College London

The prevalence of serious mental health problems among 17-year-olds could drop by as much as 16.8% for girls and 8.4% for boys if they were not subjected to sexual violence, such as sexual assault and harassment, according to estimates from UCL researchers.

Released: 30-Sep-2022 12:30 PM EDT
New study highlights sexual problems for young women who’ve had cancer
Taylor & Francis

Young women cancer survivors are at much higher risk of sexual problems including loss of libido and discomfort, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Acta Oncologica.

Released: 27-Sep-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest research and expert commentary on guns and violence
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been posted in the Guns and Violence channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 22-Sep-2022 1:25 PM EDT
Study shows youth in child welfare system lack access to birth control
University of Colorado Boulder

Only about one-third of eighth and ninth graders involved with the child welfare system in Colorado have received information on birth control, and fewer than half know how to access it, according to new CU Boulder research.

Newswise: UIC receives $3.1 million to provide reproductive health care to underserved teens
Released: 16-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
UIC receives $3.1 million to provide reproductive health care to underserved teens
University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago has secured a $3.1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

   
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Released: 12-Sep-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Who flirts to get ahead at work? Study finds it’s most often subordinate men.
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

The stereotype of the female secretary who hikes up her skirt to get a promotion is as pervasive as the powerful male boss who makes passes at his underlings.

   
Released: 8-Sep-2022 11:10 AM EDT
How can you explain the pain? Get the latest research on pain management in the Pain channel
Newswise

The latest research and expert commentary on pain management.

Released: 7-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Study Indicates Who Faces Highest Risk of HPV Infection and Anal Cancer
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Previous sexually transmitted infections and more sexual partners predict new human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in men who have sex with men, other cisgender sexual minority men and transgender women, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 30-Aug-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Stronger religious beliefs linked to higher levels of sexual satisfaction, study shows
University of Exeter

Having stronger religious beliefs is linked to higher levels of sexual satisfaction, a new study shows.

Newswise: Hiding chocolate stashes or Amazon purchases from a partner? ‘Guilty’ purchases may have benefits
Released: 24-Aug-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Hiding chocolate stashes or Amazon purchases from a partner? ‘Guilty’ purchases may have benefits
Indiana University

Do you have a secret stash of chocolates that you keep from your partner, or do you intentionally keep your spouse from knowing about something you bought on Amazon? New research indicates that small but commonly hidden actions such as these may be good for the relationship.

Newswise: UCI-led study identifies social media strategies to educate young adults on vaccine effectiveness and accessibility
Released: 23-Aug-2022 2:45 PM EDT
UCI-led study identifies social media strategies to educate young adults on vaccine effectiveness and accessibility
University of California, Irvine

Public health researchers from the University of California, Irvine identified several social media messaging strategies to educate young adults and their parents about evidence-based interventions around the human papillomaviruses (HPV). Their findings could help inform future health information social media campaigns, beyond the HPV vaccine, on the benefits of lifesaving interventions.

Released: 22-Aug-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Find expert commentary on the monkeypox outbreak here
Newswise

The latest research and expert commentary on the monkeypox outbreak.

Released: 22-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Sexual enjoyment following childbirth is not altered by different delivery methods, research suggests
University of Bristol

Sexual enjoyment in the years following childbirth is unaffected by the way in which the baby is delivered, according to new research.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Men in Same-Sex Couples Suffer Earnings Decline When Preventative HIV-Medicine Is Available
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

When expensive medicines that are proven to prevent HIV acquisition are available through employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI), annual earnings for men in same-sex couples decline and part-time employment increases. The labor market effects are largest for young white men, who are among those most likely to be taking HIV prevention drugs.

   
Released: 10-Aug-2022 2:40 PM EDT
New study shows that ageing neutralizes sex differences in the brain
Linkoping University

When male and female fruit flies age, their brains become desexualized.

   
Released: 9-Aug-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Consider yourself a foodie? Dig into these latest headlines from the Food Science channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Food Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Newswise: Sexual Dysfunction High Among Women with Lung Cancer
Released: 9-Aug-2022 4:10 AM EDT
Sexual Dysfunction High Among Women with Lung Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in women with lung cancer with most survey participants reporting little to no interest in sexual activity, according to research led by Narjust Florez (Duma), MD, associate director for the Cancer Care Equity Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The research was presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Don't give up the fight. Read the latest news about drug and antibiotic resistance
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Drug Resistance channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 18-Jul-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Social-Sexual Education for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
UC Davis MIND Institute

People with neurodevelopmental disabilities are often not given the tools to create romantic relationships in a meaningful, safe way. This puts them at risk for sexual abuse. A new educational program, tested in partnership with the UC Davis MIND Institute, may help foster healthy, romantic relationships.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Monkeypox cases on the rise
Released: 14-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Monkeypox cases on the rise
Penn State Health

Like the coronavirus pandemic, misinformation about monkeypox is mounting along with the number of cases. A Penn State Health infectious disease doctor cuts through the white noise in this week’s Medical Minute.


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