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( Antidepressant Use Surged Among Young People During Pandemic
Mar 1st 2024, 01:41

Source: ( Google NewsThe monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The increase was especially prominent among young women and girls. The monthly antidepressant dispensing rate increased about 130% faster among 12- to 17-year-old girls, and about 57% faster among young women between the ages of 18 and 25.


( APA Adopts Policy Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse People
Mar 1st 2024, 01:41

Source: ( APA Press ReleasesThe American Psychological Association has adopted a landmark policy affirming evidence-based care for transgender, gender diverse, and nonbinary children, adolescents, and adults, noting that recent legislative attempts to obstruct access to psychological and medical interventions for such individuals puts them at risk of depression, anxiety, and other negative mental health outcomes.


( Mindfulness, Talk Therapy May Improve Mood, Sleep Issues in Menopause
Mar 1st 2024, 01:41

Source: ( BBC News - UK NewsMindfulness, group and cognitive behavioral therapy can effectively treat menopause symptoms such as low mood and anxiety, a new analysis suggests. The University College London research, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, examined 30 studies involving 3,500 women in 14 countries, including the UK, the US, and Australia. CBT and group therapies also improved sleep, memory, concentration.


( Yoga Helps Older Women at Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Mar 1st 2024, 01:40

Source: ( Science Daily - Top NewsA new study found that Kundalini yoga strengthened cognition and memory of older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline, and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers—improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises. The study, conducted by UCLA researchers, appears in the journal Translational Psychiatry.


( Some U.S. States Moving to Deny Legal Recognition of Trans People
Mar 1st 2024, 01:40

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportKansas enacted a law last year that ended legal recognition of transgender identities. The measure says there are only two sexes, male and female, based on a person's "biological reproductive system" at birth. That law and others introduced around the U.S.—often labeled as "bills of rights" for women—are part of a push by conservatives to keep transgender people from competing on sports teams or using bathrooms that align with their gender...


( Artificial Intelligence Identifies New Type of Prostate Cancer
Mar 1st 2024, 01:39

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsResearch by two British universities has identified a new aggressive form of prostate cancer by using artificial intelligence, which could change the way the disease is found and treated. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester, was published Thursday in the journal Cell Genomics. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects British men, with about 52,000 cases annually.


( Transgender Afghan Refugees Escape the Taliban, But Not Persecution
Mar 1st 2024, 01:19

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsIssues of gender and sexuality have long been taboo in Afghanistan, especially since the Taliban retook control of the country in 2021. For some members of the LGBTQ community, the Taliban's comeback seemed too much of a risk, so they fled to neighboring Pakistan. Now, however, many of these refugees have found that life is even harder because they face prejudice against refugees as well as anti-LGBTQ bias.


( Colombia's President Calls Gaza War "Genocide" After Mass Shooting
Feb 29th 2024, 09:18

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalColombia's President Gustavo Petro announced Thursday his government was suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians said Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza. Describing the deaths as "genocide," Petro said he blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the violence. Health officials in Gaza say at least 112 people were killed, bringing the war's death toll to more than 30,000 people.


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