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  • Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt Wins MacArthur "Genius" Award
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsThe MacArthur Foundation gave Stanford University's Jennifer Eberhardt a "genius" grant for her work on ways we associate words and images with race. link to source

  • Could Brain Injuries Be Behind NFL Domestic Violence?
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsWith a growing number of NFL players involved in domestic abuse grabbing headlines, some are starting to wonder about a concussion connection. link to source

  • Biden Says "Shylocks" Was a Poor Choice of Words
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesVice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes. link to source

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Partner
    Source: Google News - HealthOne in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows. A nationally representative study from the University of Michigan revealed that such violence is more . link to source

  • NFL Fallout: Domestic Violence Cases Lead Some Fans to #BoycottNFL
    Source: CNN - US NewsWith a slew of domestic violence cases permeating the NFL, some football fans are benching America's favorite fall pastime. link to source

  • Meditation Could Help Relieve Migraines
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthSufferers of migraines could find more than just solace but actual relief in meditation, according to a small new study out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches, and research supports the general benefits of mind-body interventions for migraines," outlined Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study. The goal of the study... link to source

  • Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Eating Disorders
    Source: MedicineNet.comSeveral autoimmune diseases have been linked to, and may even play a role in the development of, eating disorders, new research suggests. link to source

  • U.S. Unveils Program to Counter Recruiting by Extremist Groups
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a Justice Department program to try to thwart recruitment by extremist groups such as ISIS, attempting to involve social and mental health workers as well as religious leaders and police to spot radicalization early. link to source

  • Murderer in Non-Capital Punishment Belgium Granted Request to Die
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthA Belgian murderer and rapist serving a life sentence is to be allowed to have doctors end his life following a ground-breaking ruling under laws in Belgium permitting people to request euthanasia. Frank Van Den Bleeken had argued that he had no prospect of release since he could not overcome his violent sexual impulses and so he wanted to exercise his right to medically assisted suicide in order to end years of mental anguish. ... link to source

  • Post-War Counseling Awaits Gaza Children Going Back to School
    Source: Reuters - World NewsSome 500,000 children returned on Sunday to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counseling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel. link to source

  • Sleeping 7-8 Hours a Night Linked to Taking Fewer Sick Days
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthThe researchers calculate that if insomnia, apnea and other kinds of sleep disturbances were eliminated, the total cost of worker sick days could be cut by 28 percent. “Previous studies have already shown associations between insomnia and sickness absence and there is some evidence regarding the association between sleep duration and sickness absence,” said lead author Tea Lallukka, a special researcher at the Finnish Institute of... link to source

  • U.S. Senate Women: No Tolerance for Domestic Violence
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesSixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. link to source

  • Gender Dysphoria Treatment to Delay Puberty Boosts Well-Being
    Source: CBS News - HealthwatchNew study looks at whether puberty suppression treatment is a good idea for teens with gender identity issues. link to source

  • Meds Plus Parent Training May Help Kids with Aggression, ADHD
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportCombining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests. link to source

  • Children, the Silent Victims of Domestic Violence
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesWhen a case of domestic violence captures the national headlines like the story of fallen NFL star Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, there's a laser focus on the abuser and the victim. link to source

  • New Map Tool Identifies Patterns of Racial Diversity Across the U.S.
    Source: ScienceDailyGeography researchers have developed a large-scale mapping technique to track a variety of demographic data across the United States, including researching populations based on gender, race and economic diversity. Details on the technique behind the new, high resolution, grid-based map of U.S. demographics are now available online. link to source

  • AFL Rethinks Brunei Deal in Light of "Death by Stoning" Antigay Law
    Source: The Age - Top StoriesCode forced to rethink lucrative Brunei sponsorship amid condemnation of new laws. link to source

  • U.S. Women’s Colleges Address Transgender Applicants
    Source: ABC News - US NewsSome women's colleges revisit admission policies to allow transgender applicants. link to source

  • Fox News Hosts Joke About Domestic Abuse Elevator Video
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesFox News responded to critics following a joke its morning show hosts made over the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. link to source

  • #WhyIStayed Twitter Hashtag Personalizes Domestic Violence
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsIn the wake of disturbing video footage released this week, in which NFL player Ray Rice is seen assaulting his now-wife Janay Rice in an elevator, a North Carolina woman started the #WhyIStayed hashtag to help abuse victims educate the world about the complicated aftermath of domestic violence. link to source


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