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Consent, power and age difference between young black gay couples may have more effect on HIV transmission than individual characteristics, US study finds

A quite large survey of young black gay and bisexual men in two Texan cities, Houston and Dallas, has found that power dynamics between gay couples may be the most important influence on the onward spread of HIV through the black gay community, rather than factors that disadvantage individuals such as youth, poverty or low… Read More »

Data from homeless emergency department patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness

A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions. The study findings are published in the September issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Homelessness is a social determinant of health, and ranks alongside age, transportation… Read More »

No ‘gay gene’, but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior

LONDON (Reuters) – A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single “gay gene” but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners. FILE PHOTO: People dance during the Youth Pride event as part of World Pride and Stonewall… Read More »

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente. The research, published July 19, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, examined self-reported cannabis use among 276,991 pregnant women (representing 367,403… Read More »

Mushrooms And Brain Health: New Research Finds A Potential Link Worth Considering

Getty Getty Working even a small amount of mushrooms into a diet could potentially lower risk of mild cognitive impairment – a typical precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the finding of a new observational study that tracked outcomes in a group of seniors 60 and older for six years. Mushrooms are a long-time target of… Read More »