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Study Reveals Best States for Lovers

Is Virginia really for lovers? Other states may have something to say about that. In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states for lovers. Virginia finished mid-pack.

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Political attitudes, Political Psychology, Social Psychology, same-sex marriage, Keystone pipeline, Liberals, Conservatives, Moral opinions, Morality

Moralistic Thinking on Political Left, Right Not So Different

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Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. The findings are from four related studies that examine how liberals and conservatives justify their political attitudes on same-sex-marriage and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Study Identifies Barriers to Sexual Health Among Male Teens and Young Men

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Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted a dozen focus groups with 70 straight and gay/bisexual Hispanic and African-American males ages 15 to 24 report that gaining a better understanding of the context in which young men grow up will allow health care providers to improve this population’s use of sexual and reproductive health care.

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Females Seeking a Sexual Partner Can Tell Whether or Not Males Experienced Social Stress During Adolescence

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Sexual preference is influenced by males’ adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Promoting Teen Health Is as Easy as Wearing Lime Green

Health care blogger Laura Offutt MD writes about Teen Health Week and what health care professionals can do to promote the week that starts January 9.

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Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

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A new grant will help researchers with the Center of Gender Equity and Health to continue efforts to raise awareness about violence against women worldwide. The award will support measurements of issues that will help change.

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Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

A new Northwestern Medicine study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s.

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LJI Researchers Strengthen the Case for Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes harboring parasitic Zika virus (ZIKV) are the primary transmitters of virus to humans, potentially causing catastrophic congenital microcephaly in babies born to women bitten by infected mosquitoes. But confirmation earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that ZIKV can also be sexually transmitted raised new alarm that virus could be passed between sexual partners in venues far from mosquito habitats.

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Male Firefighters Not at Increased Risk of Divorce, Research Shows

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Typing “divorce rates for firefighters” into a search engine brings up page after page of scary statistics that suggest the people who willingly run into burning buildings have unstable marriages.

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Statewide Program About Risks of Early Sexual Behavior Proves Beneficial, Baylor Case Study Finds

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Ohio students showed marked improvement in their understanding of the consequences of early sexual activity, the influence of peer pressure and other issues related to high-risk activities following statewide community-based programming during the 2014-15 academic school year, according to an analysis by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).







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