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  • From Athens to Zihuatanejo, a Global Show of Unity for Women's Rights
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthMore than one million people are expected to attend women's marches around the world on Saturday to demonstrate against sexism and sexual violence and call for women's rights following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. link to source

  • Mapping Brain in Premature Babies May Predict Later Disability
    Source: ScienceDailyScanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, according to a new study. link to source

  • Retelling Recent Information Can Enhance Learning
    Source: Psych CentralNew research finds that students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details better and longer. Baylor University psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., said that […]. link to source

  • Another Challenge to Brain Sex Differences
    Source: ScienceDailyA meta-analysis of human amygdala volumes reveals no significant difference between the sexes. The study strengthens the case for gender similarity in the human brain and psychological abilities. link to source

  • Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders, Study Suggests
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportNearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don't spot the problem, new research suggests. link to source

  • Largest U.S. Bank Pays $55M Over Racial Bias in Mortgages
    Source: BBC News - BusinessUS bank JP Morgan Chase pays $55m to settle racial discrimination charges. link to source

  • Maternal Micronutrients Boost Child Development
    Source: ScienceDailyA new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents. link to source

  • Personality May Change After Therapy, Study Finds
    Source: Yahoo News - SciencePersonality, once thought to be fundamental and resistant to change, can shift in response to therapy, new research finds. The study synthesizes data from 207 published research papers that measured personality traits as one outcome of various psychotherapies. But that doesn't mean that personality change is easy, warned study researcher Brent Roberts, a social and personality psychologist at the University of Illinois. link to source

  • U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Offensive Trademarks
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsThe Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. link to source

  • The Successful Women Embracing "Girl Power"
    Source: BBC News - BusinessCould a club for “girly girls” really help improve female equality in the workplace? link to source

  • Young Royals Urge Britons to Talk More About Mental Health Issues
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthBritain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Harry urged Britons on Tuesday to talk more openly about mental health issues, saying too many people suffer in silence. Long-standing supporters of mental health initiatives, they launched the "Heads Together" campaign in 2016, which works with charities to help tackle the stigma around mental health. "There are times when whoever we are, it is hard to cope with... link to source

  • Eating Disorders Can Strike in Mid-Life
    Source: BBC News - HealthEating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, affect a small but substantial number of women in their 40s and 50s, UK research suggests. link to source

  • Assessing Global Toll of Drinking During Pregnancy
    Source: Psych CentralA new report by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada provides the first-ever global estimates of the percentage of women who drink during pregnancy as well as estimates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) by country. link to source

  • Marijuana Users Risk Schizophrenia, But Drug Eases Pain
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsMarijuana can help ease chronic pain but it can raise the risk of severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, a new report found. link to source

  • Anger at Russian Move to Soften Domestic Violence Law
    Source: BBC News - EuropeThe female MP behind the bill said people shouldn't be jailed and labelled a criminal "for a slap". link to source

  • Research on the Advantages of Adult Playfulness
    Source: ScienceDailyAdults can positively utilise their inclination towards playfulness in many situations. They are good at observing, can easily see things from new perspectives, and can turn monotonous tasks into something interesting. At the same time, playfulness should not be equated with humor. Instead we need a new vocabulary to describe it, write psychologists. link to source

  • Trudeau Promises to House Trans Inmates Based on Gender Identity
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday to ensure transgender inmates can serve their sentences in prisons based on their gender identity, just as a new Correctional Service Canada policy bars the practice. link to source

  • The Human Side of Animal Hoarding
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPast trauma contributes to this mental health disorder. link to source

  • No New Antidepressants Soon Despite Growing Need, Experts Warn
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthIt is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. link to source

  • Asexual Community Calls for Understanding and Support
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Canadian NewsKiana Jaymes is used to explaining what her sexual orientation means to people. There’s a lot of information about being gay, bi-sexual or transgender but less people know what it means to be asexual, she says. link to source

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