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Article ID: 698993

Immune Cells in the Brain Have Surprising Influence on Sexual Behavior

Ohio State University

Immune cells usually ignored by neuroscientists appear to play an important role in determining whether an animal’s sexual behavior will be more typical of a male or female, according to research.

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14-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    3-Aug-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698479

Transgender Individuals Likely Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease

George Washington University

Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a review article published by Michael S. Irwig, MD, associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.

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Article ID: 697885

New Study That Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment for Transgender Patients Presented at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Novel findings unveiled at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo show that gender-affirming hormone therapy markedly impacts the results of common laboratory tests for transgender patients. This study underscores the need for transgender-specific reference intervals to ensure this underserved population receives accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.

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26-Jul-2018 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698261

Survey of Sexual Medicine Society Members Reveals Only Half Ask For Patients’ Sexual Orientation

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say their small survey of nearly 100 health care practitioners who are members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America revealed that only half routinely ask their patients directly about their sexual orientation. In addition, the survey found, of those who do not ask, more than 40 percent say that sexual orientation is irrelevant to patients’ care, a position contrary to longstanding clinical evidence.

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Article ID: 698292

Happy to Fire, Reluctant to Hire: Hollywood Inclusion Remains Unchanged

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Across 1,100 popular films from 2007 to 2017, new report finds little change in representation for women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBT community, or people with disabilities.

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31-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697809

Diabetes risk higher among LGBQ teens than heterosexual teens, study finds

Northwestern University

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.

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23-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697282

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Increased Health Care Access for Gay Men: Vanderbilt Study

Vanderbilt University

One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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11-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697108

UTEP Clinic Helps Transgender Individuals Empower Their Voices

University of Texas at El Paso

For two years, the clinic has provided free vocal modification services to transgender clients who choose to change their voice as part of their transition.

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9-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696952

Texas Tech Philosophy Professor Studies What Makes Bad Words Bad

Texas Tech University

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2-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696788

Spicy soap operas, games slash STD rates in gay young men

Northwestern University

A gamified HIV prevention program reduced sexually transmitted infections by 40 percent in America's most at-risk population - men, ages 18-29, who have sex with men.

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28-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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