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  • How Eating Disorders Can Affect Young Athletes
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportCompetitors are at risk for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. link to source

  • South Korea LGBT Activists Seek Equality in Conservative Country
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsSouth Korea's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is hungry for recognition. link to source

  • Education Dept No Longer Probing Transgender Bathroom Complaints
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesA spokeswoman for the Department of Education confirmed on Monday that the department is no longer investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms conforming with their gender identity. link to source

  • "Me Too" Founder Speaks About Power of Empathy
    Source: Star TribuneMore than 20 years after realizing that survivors of sexual coercion could find healing in sharing their stories, Tarana Burke has found her own simple words at the heart of a national conversation. "Me too." link to source

  • Blood and Urine Tests Developed to Indicate Autism in Children
    Source: ScienceDailyNew blood and urine tests which search for damage to proteins could lead to earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders and consequently, children with autism could be given appropriate treatment much earlier in their lives. Autism spectrum disorders are defined as developmental disorders mainly affecting social interaction and they can include a wide spectrum of behavioral problems. link to source

  • Malaysian Newspaper Draws Flak Over Piece on Identifying Gays, Lesbians
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAn article by a Malaysian newspaper on how to identify lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people has sparked outrage on social media, as the country grapples with the growing influence of religious hardliners. link to source

  • Israel Rebukes Polish Leader for “Jewish Perpetrators” Remark
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportIsraeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators". link to source

  • Brain Research Helps Explain Drunken Aggression
    Source: Medical News TodayA new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime. link to source

  • The Lesbian Pioneers Who Fooled Spain's Catholic Church
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesTheir wedding in 1901 remains the only known same-sex marriage in the church's history, the British Broadcasting Corporation's James Badcock reports. link to source

  • Canadian High Court Says Sexual Assault Case Used Victim Stereotype
    Source: Globe and Mail - NationalAlthough trial judges are entitled to deference on their findings of fact, Chief Justice Richard Wagner said the stereotyping was 'an error of law'. link to source

  • Low Blood Sodium Could Be a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline
    Source: Medical News TodayA new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third. link to source

  • New Study Finds Friends Have Similar Neural Responses
    Source: Psych CentralA new study shows how your brain’s neural responses can predict who your friends are. Researchers from Dartmouth College found that you can predict who people are friends with just by looking at how their brains respond to video clips. link to source

  • Stockholm Poised to Ban Sexist and Racist Ads
    Source: BBC News - BusinessSweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move. link to source

  • More Teens Are Rejecting "Boy" and "Girl" Labels, Study Finds
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesMore teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid, according to a new study. link to source

  • Rohingya Forced Out Through Rape and Starvation, Says Report
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesThe Burmese military is still pushing the Rohingya minority out of their homes through forced starvation, the fear of abduction, and the looting of their property, according to new evidence from Amnesty International. link to source

  • Gender Persecution the Top Reason Women Seek Asylum in Canada
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Canadian NewsA Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News investigation reveals more than 15 percent of female asylum seekers who arrived in this country in the past five years said they did so to escape persecution for being a woman. It's the most common reason women seek refuge in Canada, ahead of religious, ethnic or political persecution. link to source

  • Childhood IQ May Predict Onset of Psychotic Disorders
    Source: Medical News TodayIndividuals with psychotic disorder display a range of cognitive deficits. A new study set out to understand how early in life these deficits appear. link to source

  • Walgreens Adopts Transgender-Inclusive Bathroom Policy
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsThe policy was announced after a customer said a Walgreens employee forbade her from using the women's restroom because she "dressed like a man." link to source

  • Pressure Mounts on Poland to Back Away From Holocaust Bill
    Source: Reuters - World NewsPoland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned, as pressure mounts on the president to veto the bill. link to source

  • Climate Science Undercuts U.S. EPA Chief's View
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity. link to source

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