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Is New York Ready for the Next Big Hurricane?

Scienceline June 24, 2019

Scientists expect climate change will make storms more intense, therefore the city must amp up its defenses.

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Overcrowding Might be Driving Bald Eagles to Nest On Beaches

Audubon June 18, 2019

On the Virginia Barrier Islands, five ground nests have been found in the past six years—something never before seen on the East Coast.

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What Kind of Network Predicts Success for Women MBA Grads?

Psychology Today June 11, 2019

Networking like men may put women at a disadvantage in the job market.

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Why Are There No Approved Drugs for Anorexia?

Psychology Today May 14, 2019

Anorexia nervosa is the deadliest eating disorder, killing about 10 percent of patients. Many survivors never recover, even after decades. Yet there are no drugs approved to treat this dangerous illness.

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Science has a gender issue — and it’s not a lack of women

Scienceline.org May 6, 2019

“It’s not only about women in science, but science for women, so the benefits of research apply equally across sex and gender.”

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For Those With One Disorder, What's the Risk of Another?

Psychology Today May 3, 2019

Mental disorders are often interconnected, though previous research has only traced a few strands of the tangled web. But a new study has outlined the complicated paths in unusually comprehensive detail.

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How Lauren Shippen's Fantasy Shines a Light on Mental Health

Psychology Today April 5, 2019

“I always loved sci-fi, so I thought it would be interesting to have a world where when you have a panic attack, you time travel.”

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Sex shouldn’t hurt — but what about when it does?

Scienceline.org April 5, 2019

“I had been seeing three different doctors, telling them I have these symptoms of itching, burning pain, but they didn’t find evidence of anything wrong,”

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Why those most at risk for HIV avoid a drug that prevents it

Scienceline.org March 11, 2019

PrEP, a daily pill, is over 90 percent effective at preventing HIV — yet only four percent of gay and bisexual men take it.

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Video: LGBT+ students confront challenges in STEM by building community

Scienceline.org Feb. 14, 2019

“We’re going into a field that isn’t very queer, and we’re going to make it more queer.”

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Milking cashews, not cows, for sustainability

Scienceline.org Jan. 11, 2019

As a vegan for the past six years, people often ask me if I miss meat and cheese. Meat? Not so much. But cheese is an ex I haven’t gotten over.

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All about ‘date rape’ drugs

Scienceline.org Dec.19, 2018

#MeToo advocates have sent a clear message: Survivors are never to blame for being sexually assaulted — no matter whether they were sober, high or drunk at the time. That being said…

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Trump’s transgender memo could damage trans mental health, experts say

Scienceline.org Nov. 13, 2018

“These types of policies can create a culture in our country whereby transgender individuals may feel even more marginalized, even more at risk for discrimination, thereby increasing their risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.”

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Does human recreation in the Arctic put polar bears at risk?

Scienceline.org Nov. 9, 2018

Arctic activities aren’t hurting most polar bears, at least for the moment, new research shows. But experts say the negative impacts of recreation in the Arctic — such as snowmobiling, camping, and boating — could increase as the Earth continues to warm.

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Women who drink on empty stomachs are more likely to report being treated as sex objects

Scienceline.org Oct. 29, 2018

A party trend in which students avoid eating before getting drunk, called “drunkorexia” by popular media, has been sweeping through college campuses across the country.

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