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( Duolingo Under Investigation in Russia for LGBTQ+ Content
Feb 15th 2024, 00:56

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsGlobal language-learning app Duolingo is under investigation in Russia for including LGBTQ+ characters, according to Russian state media. Roskomnadzor, Russia's media watchdog, has accused the U.S.-based company of spreading "LGBT propaganda" after several parents in Russia complained that the app refers to LGBTQ+ people. Last year, Russia's high court ruled that "the international LGBT public movement" is an extremist organization and is,...


( Meat Consumption Tied to Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer
Feb 15th 2024, 00:56

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsThe red meat diet associated with masculinity could be the worst thing for men dealing with prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Prostate cancer patients who eat lots of plant-based foods instead of meat and dairy products tend to suffer less erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and other embarrassing side effects associated with their treatment, researchers say. The new study was published online Tuesday in the journal Cancer.


( Bullied Teens' Brains Show Chemical Change Associated with Psychosis
Feb 15th 2024, 00:53

Source: ( Science Daily - Top SocietyResearchers have found that adolescents being bullied by their peers are at greater risk of the early stages of psychotic episodes and in turn experience lower levels of a key neurotransmitter in a part of the brain involved in regulating emotions. The finding, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that this neurotransmitter may be a potential target for pharmaceutical interventions aimed at reducing the risk of psychotic...


( New York Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health Crisis
Feb 15th 2024, 00:47

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportNew York City, its schools, and public hospital system announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the tech giants that run Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube, blaming their "addictive and dangerous" social media platforms for fueling a childhood mental health crisis that is disrupting learning and draining resources. Children and adolescents are especially susceptible to harm because their brains are not fully developed, the lawsuit...


( UK Antisemitic Hate Incidents Hit New High in 2023, Says Charity
Feb 15th 2024, 00:35

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportReports of antisemitic incidents in the UK reached a record high last year, according to figures from a Jewish security charity. The Community Security Trust (CST) recorded reports of 4,103 anti-Jewish hate incidents in 2023, up from 1,662 in 2022 and almost double the previous record of 2,255 hit in 2021. Two-thirds of incidents happened on or after the Hamas attacks on 7 October.


( Warning: Online Dating Scams Rise Around Valentine's Day
Feb 15th 2024, 00:26

Source: ( CBS News - U.S. NewsActivity on dating apps and websites rises around Valentine's Day, and so does the risk of being scammed, according to new research. Increasingly, scammers are using high-tech tools like bots and artificial intelligence to trick victims into sending them money. One study of dating apps reported a 2087% increase in bot attacks between 2023 and 2024. Even back in 2022, nearly 70,000 people said they fell for romance scams and reported $1.3 billion...


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