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  • Major Science Groups Endorse Earth Day "March for Science"
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsThe March for Science, set for April 22, has been endorsed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and dozens of other science organizations. link to source

  • Transgender Teen Moves Forward with U.S. Supreme Court Challenge
    Source: CNN - US NewsLawyers for Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen who is barred from using the boys' bathroom at his Virginia high school, told the Supreme Court Thursday that his challenge to the school board policy should go forward, arguing that the restrooms "must be equally available to all boys and all girls, including boys and girls who are transgender.". link to source

  • Anorexia Improved by Deep Brain Stimulation
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesInserting electrodes into the brain could help people with severe anorexia, a study suggests. link to source

  • Bill Allows Confidential Name Changes for Abuse Victims
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportVictims of domestic violence could change their names privately under a bill coming before the Georgia House for a vote. link to source

  • Many Countries Ahead of U.S. on Transgender Rights
    Source: CNN - HealthAs transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, 20 countries have passed some form of legislation recognizing their rights, according to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. link to source

  • Self-Guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Depression
    Source: Reuters - HealthOnline programs offering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) without the therapist can reduce depression symptoms for some, according to a new review of existing research on the topic. link to source

  • Colorado Town's Ban on Topless Women Put on Hold by Judge
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsThe Fort Collins ordinance is based on gender discrimination and is likely unconstitutional, the federal judge wrote in an order. link to source

  • For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAlong with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits. link to source

  • Rejecting "Noxious" Prejudice, U.S. Court Backs Black Death Row Inmate
    Source: Reuters - US NewsThe U.S. Supreme Court gave a Texas death row inmate a chance to avoid execution on Wednesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts denouncing the "noxious strain of racial prejudice" that infected the case when a defense witness testified the man was more likely to commit future crimes because he is black. link to source

  • Licorice During Pregnancy Linked to Health Issues for Kids
    Source: Reuters - HealthWomen who consume licorice during pregnancy might be more likely to have children with cognitive or behavioral problems than mothers who don't eat a lot of this candy while they're pregnant, a small Finnish study suggests. link to source

  • Trump to Rescind Transgender Bathroom Rules From Obama Era
    Source: BBC News - AmericasThe Trump administration will rescind guidance enacted by his predecessor in favour of transgender students, the White House has said. link to source

  • No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportStudy designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders. link to source

  • Michael Moore Launches Anti-Trump "Resistance Calendar"
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsMichael Moore, the liberal filmmaker and vocal opponent of President Trump, has launched an online calendar to track anti-Trump events around the world. link to source

  • Transgender Dolls: Breaking the Mold or Just a Fad?
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesWhat has been described as the first transgender doll has gone into production in the US. link to source

  • Toddler Behavioral Symptoms May Hint at Celiac Disease
    Source: Reuters - HealthFor small kids with a family history of celiac disease, anxiety, aggression, sleep problems and other behavioral issues might signal that it’s time to test for celiac, researchers say. link to source

  • Tips That Work: Getting Kids to Eat Fruit and Veggies
    Source: Social Psychology Network News“Eat your vegetables” is a frequent refrain at many a family dinner table, but the strategies that work best to promote healthy eating aren’t always straightforward or obvious. link to source

  • Should You Try Mindfulness Meditation to Treat Anxiety Disorder?
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportResearch evaluates the effects of meditation training on patients’ biological reactions to stress. link to source

  • Testosterone Gel Shows No Benefit for Older Men's Memories
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTestosterone treatment did not boost older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark U.S. research. link to source

  • Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTeen suicide attempts declined in U.S. states that enacted laws allowing same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide. link to source

  • Russia Compiles "Psychological Portrait" of Donald Trump
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsThe attempt to get inside the U.S. president's mind is aimed at helping Vladimir Putin plan for their first meeting. Among the dossier's preliminary conclusions is that Trump is a risk-taker who can be naïve, a senior Kremlin adviser told NBC News. link to source

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