Women face high sexual assault rates globally

12 February 2014
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An estimated 1 in 14 women worldwide is sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, a new study has found. The researchers reviewed articles and reports published between 1998 and 2011, and consulted international databases and surveys to find estimates of sexual violence against women, including girls older than 15. They found that, worldwide, 7.2 percent of women reported non-partner sexual violence during their lifetimes. [4 Ways Women Can Protect Themselves from Predators] The global picture varied widely: the highest rates of sexual violence were seen in central and southern Sub-Saharan...

What makes older people happy?

12 February 2014
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Coping with a problem ‘child’ at the office

12 February 2014
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“Some of the children get all the breaks, while others get pushed off to the sidelines and remain there, unloved,” said Paley, who is now retired, aged 85- years-old and living in Chicago. “But it didn’t need to be that way. A child who has a friend is a child who’s willing to learn and listen.” So Paley instituted a rule: no student could exclude another child from playtime. Instead of the usual approach of trying to fix the troubled student, her strategy suggested adjusting the environment so that the child could fit in better. Paley eventually turned her discoveries into a series...

Changing women’s portrayal in stock photos

12 February 2014
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Changing women’s portrayal in stock photos

11 February 2014
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Changing women’s portrayal in stock photos

11 February 2014
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Team spirit may help men lose weight

11 February 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Men who took part in a weight loss program designed specifically for male soccer fans lost an average of 12 pounds (5 kg) and had a good time doing it, according to a new study from Scotland. The 12-week Football Fans in Training (FFIT) program, run by coaching staffs from 13 Scottish Professional Football League teams, combined advice on healthy diet with physical activity and team regalia. Researchers say it’s a successful model for helping men improve their health that could be adapted for fans of other sports. “We thought there was an urgent need...

Religious liberty bill opens door for LGBT discrimination

07 February 2014
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A new bill that would allow Kansans the right to deny same-sex couples a host of basic life needs– including goods, services, benefits or even employment–on the grounds of “sincerely held religious beliefs” just took one step closer to becoming law in the Sunflower State. House Bill 2453 sailed through Kansas’ House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Thursday through a voice vote, and now heads to the Republican House leadership for a decision on whether to bring it up for debate in the full chamber. Seven lawmakers recorded their “no” votes, but none of bill’s supporters...

Dismissing kids’ feelings can lead to emotional eating

07 February 2014
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Parents who regularly punish or dismiss their children’s anxieties could be setting their kids up for obesity, warns a new study. That’s because kids who fail to learn how to regulate their negative emotions – a skill that can be fostered by affirmative parenting – are more likely to turn to food for comfort, which can eventually lead to obesity. RELATED: OVERWEIGHT 5-YEAR-OLDS MORE LIKELY TO BE OBESE TEENS That’s the overarching conclusion of a University of Illinois study, which found a connection between poor parenting skills, defined in the study as “insecure parents,”...

Brain rewrites memories to reflect new experiences

07 February 2014
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New research from Northwestern Medicine identifies how the brain transforms memories. “Our memory is not like a video camera,” lead author Donna Jo Bridge, a postdoctoral fellow in medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine said in a press release. “Your memory reframes and edits events to create a story to fit your current world. It’s built to be current.” To investigate how memories change, researchers studied the memory recall of 17 men and women. Participants were asked to study a computer image with 168 objects against various...

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