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ANU study challenges perception that homosexuality leads to poor mental health

Canberra professional Kylie Walker says discrimination and a lack of community awareness about homosexuality contributed to her mental health …

Mental Health

Most People Experience Mental Health Problems at One Point or Another

It can be scary to deal with mental health problems — for many who are afflicted, there’s a sense of a loss of control, of not feeling like oneself. …

Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression

Depression is pervasive: In 2015, about 16 million — or 6.7 percent of — American adults had a major depressive episode in the past year. Major …

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks)

Anyone can do it, and it doesn't involve prescription medication.<p>Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either …

The Brain

The Baltimore police officer who shot Curtis Jamal Deal “had it out for him,” family says

On Thursday, Baltimore officials identified the 18-year-old city resident who was shot and killed by police on Tuesday as Curtis Jamal Deal, the</i> …

Justice

Trump's America: Are things as bad as he says?

<b>During his presidential campaign, and since taking office, Donald Trump has repeatedly warned of the dangers facing the United States.</b><p>"I have learned a lot in the past two weeks," he told a meeting of police officers in Washington DC on Wednesday.<p>"Terrorism is a far greater threat than the people …

Trump's executive order is based on a myth. America's police are the safest they've been in decades.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday vowing to aggressively enforce existing laws and develop even harsher penalties for "crimes …

Donald Trump

Judge Orders NYPD to Disclose Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Protesters

A judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to disclose documents and video revealing the surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters …

Justice

The Latest Advance in Male Birth Control Is a Gel That Literally Blocks Sperm

So far, there are no side effects.<p>Female contraceptives have existed since the 1960s, but to this day, male contraception comes in only two forms: vasectomy or condoms. One is largely irreversible, and the other is far from fool-proof. But researchers are testing a new male contraceptive called …

How These States Are Fighting to Protect Reproductive Rights

Amid uncertainty over the future of reproductive health care coverage in the U.S., some states are going on the offensive.<p>President Donald Trump has …

Affordable Care Act

16 types of birth control you need to know about - plus their pros and cons

<b>When it comes to birth control many women tend to stick to the Pill or condoms. But there are actually 16 options available right now - and what better time to acquaint yourself with them than on World Contraception Day.</b><p><b>Here's the lowdown...</b><p>A Telegraph Women and British Pregnancy Advisory Service …

Trump is promising a big shake-up at the FDA — here’s what that could mean

The Food and Drug Administration is headed for a major revamp under the Trump presidency.<p>"We're going to be cutting regulations at a level that nobody's ever seen before," Trump said in a meeting with pharma executives on January 31, saying that he estimates 75-80% of regulations will be …

LA's heroin problem is hitting millennials hard

New data from California officials is shining a light on heroin use in the Los Angeles area, particularly among young people.<p>The number of L.A. …

How the Stigma of Drug Addiction Hurts All of Us

As people continue to die en masse due to the opioid crisis, we look at how stereotypes surrounding drug use are holding society back.<p>It's the look in someone's eye when they find out you've done drugs. It's the judgment in their voice that gives away the belief that they're better than you. The …

Mental Health

West Virginia distributing 8,000 overdose antidote kits

West Virginia health officials are responding to opioid overdoses by distributing more than 8,000 kits with an antidote — Naloxone — that can get people breathing again if administered in time.<p>Money for the kits comes from a $1 million federal grant to West Virginia, which has had the nation's …

Why More Young British People Are Using Heroin

A study released today reveals a load of new unexpected narcotics trends throughout the UK.<p><i>(Top photo: A heroin user in the US preparing to inject. Image used for illustrative purposes. Photo: Jae C Hong AP/Press Association Images)</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>When the synthetic …

University of California

<b>UCLA researchers have found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism.</b><p>Their study is the first to evaluate the drug, ibudilast, as a treatment for alcoholism. Study participants were given either the drug (20 milligrams for two days …

Hate Trump supporters? Hate liberals? Here's why | Marc Lewis

Deep in the brain, your amygdala generates a knee-jerk response to political enemies and other threats. But experiments show the divide can be bridged<p>I was walking back to my room on the ninth floor of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last October, and I happened to meet the guy in the room next door, …

Why making college free is so difficult

New York state made headlines last month with a proposal to make college free, reminiscent of the Democratic campaign for the presidency. But the …

College & University

Why Did White Women Vote For Trump? Look At Kellyanne Conway's Sexual Harassment Story.

In a revealing interview, the president’s adviser explains that she's tolerated unwanted advances from powerful men throughout her career.<p>Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, put up with sexual harassment and assault when she was starting out in politics, she tells …