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More people signing up for health insurance in California

New enrollments in California’s state-run health insurance marketplace are up 16% compared to last year By ADAM BEAM Associated Press December 12, 2019, 10:02 PM 3 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California’s state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that… Read More »

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 »

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 »

More evidence that pets benefit mental health – Medical News Today

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical… Read More »