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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe
 - Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of ...

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households
 - Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The surging ranks of America's ultrapoor

The surging ranks of America's ultrapoor
 - By one dismal measure, America is becoming a member of the likes of ... The measure of poverty is not arbitrary — it is the edge the World Financial ...

Gender budgeting is ambitious, but it is radical?

Gender budgeting is ambitious, but it is radical?
 - A group of Sri Lankan women involved in a participatory action research program to improve the policies and practices of Oxfam and other aid ...

LGBT Baby Boomers Spend Less Time with Social

LGBT Baby Boomers Spend Less Time with Social
  - Age has a significant effect on how LGBT internet users behave when it comes to communication channels and devices—both digital and ...

Cyndi Lauper to open LGBT youth residence in Harlem

Cyndi Lauper to open LGBT youth residence in Harlem
 - Cindy Lauper has been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community. Her song “True Colors” has become an anthem of pride and self-esteem.


60 Music Videos That Raised LGBT Visibility

60 Music Videos That Raised LGBT Visibility
 - LGBT artists and allies have been creating compelling music videos about ... and queer artists — that pushed the needle forward for LGBT visibility.

The Story Behind the First LGBT History Month

The Story Behind the First LGBT History Month
 - Four academic leaders describe how LGBT History Month was launched, amid stiff resistance, more than two decades ago.

Is Hollywood Finally Catching Up To TV's LGBT Content?

Is Hollywood Finally Catching Up To TV's LGBT Content?
 - A study released in early August by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication showed out of “4,610 speaking characters in the 100 top films of 2014, only 19 were Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual. Not one Transgender character was portrayed.”

Man arrested for hate crime against transgender woman in California

Man arrested for hate crime against transgender woman in California
 - There is a public perception that there is a sea change for LGBTQ people, and that is true for public opinion of LGBTQ people,” Chai Jindasurat, who ...

Youth Line celebrates 20 years

Youth Line celebrates 20 years
 - Times have certainly changed in the past two decades, but Youth Line remains an essential support service to the LGBTQ youth of Ontario. Sure, we ...

No visitation rights for woman after same-sex divorce

No visitation rights for woman after same-sex divorce
 - A Maryland appeals court has ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to visitation or custody of a child who the woman's former ...

The Surprising Health Risks of Being the First-Born Child

The Surprising Health Risks of Being the First-Born Child
 - Struggling with your weight while your baby sister is thin as a rail? Turns out, you're probably not alone. First-born women may be more likely to be ...

Study finds e-cigarette use among Utah Teens is on the rise

Study finds e-cigarette use among Utah Teens is on the rise
 - Utah health leaders released a new study Monday showing a dramatic increase in teens using e-cigarettes. The Utah ...

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
 - Teens with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have to manage their health carefully ...

What teens have to know about sex

What teens have to know about sex
 - Debra Hauser is the president and executive director of Advocates for Youth and vice chair of the board of directors for the American Sexual Health ...

Healthy teen friendship sign of good health later

Healthy teen friendship sign of good health later
 - Having close, supportive relationships in adolescence and "following the herd" may lower the risk of stress-related health problems in adulthood, says ...

Childhood depression is on the rise, but we must be wary of misdiagnosis

Childhood depression is on the rise, but we must be wary of misdiagnosis
 - The number of children playing outdoors with friends after school has ... Twenty years ago depression and other mental health disorders in children ...

Alarming situation, 25% of haïtens children infected by intestinal parasites

Alarming situation, 25% of haïtens children infected by intestinal parasites
 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) recently presented the results of a survey on the prevalence of intestinal worms in Haiti.

Testicular cancer didn't stop me having a child

Testicular cancer didn't stop me having a child
 - I first noticed my testicle was swollen and uncomfortable around the end of February, 2014. I thought it was a sports-related injury as I had recently had ...