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Article ID: 709528

We Must Be Vigilant of the Precursors to Violence Against Women

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

In the U.S. 3 to 4 million women are abused, and more than 1,500 are killed by their abusers each year. But how do we know who is at the greatest risk? Enter Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and the Danger Assessment, a tool she created that helps to determine the likelihood an abused woman has of being killed by her current or ex intimate partner.

12-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709376

Dr. Sharon Hillier to Receive 2019 Women who RockTM Award

Magee-Womens Research Institute

The 2019 Pittsburgh Women who Rock Award will be presented to Sharon L. Hillier, Ph.D., at the 3rd annual Women who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Thursday, May 30, at Stage AE. Dr. Hillier is professor and vice chair of the department of obstetrics

11-Mar-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 709036

Chemical Pollutants in the Home Degrade Fertility in Both Men and Dogs, Study Finds

University of Nottingham

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

4-Mar-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Article ID: 708454

When it comes to sex and aggression in mice, a cold-sensor tells the brain when “enough is enough!”

Biophysical Society

Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine find that TRPM8, long ago identified as a cold-temperature sensor, regulates aggressive and hypersexual behavior in response to testosterone

28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 708717

Online Intervention Shows Promise in HIV Prevention

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A team led by José Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online.

26-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST

Article ID: 708412

Study Shows Longer-Term Impact of Weight Loss Surgery on Sexual Function

North Dakota State University

A longitudinal study led by Dr. Kristine Steffen, NDSU School of Pharmacy, shows patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity found the positive results of such surgery on sexual function may be longer lasting than previously known. The study included more than 2,000 patients at 10 hospitals in six clinical centers in the U.S.

20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708359

Teens need frequent communication with parents to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce

Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. Mindy Markham, associate professor and associate director for Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services; Jonathon Beckmeyer at Indiana University; and Jessica Troilo at West Virginia University recently published a study about parent-youth relationships after a divorce in the Journal of Family Issues.

20-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 708197

Professional Societies Unveil Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and 52 other leading academic and professional societies announced the creation the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM at a panel discussion during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 15, 2019.

15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708132

Men’s Porn Habits Could Fuel Partners’ Eating Disorders, Study Suggests

Ohio State University

A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. In addition to finding an association between a partner’s porn habits and eating disorder symptoms, the research also found a higher incidence of those symptoms in women who said they feel pressure from their boyfriends or husbands to be thin.

14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

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