• Psychologists have started to examine why people engage in “sad-fishing” on the internet
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    Psychologists have started to examine why people engage in “sad-fishing” on the internet

    New research published in the Journal of American College Health investigated the relationship of sad-fishing to attachment style as well as interpersonal and online support. The findings indicate that those who engage in “sad-fishing” online might be more likely to have an anxious attachment style. However, those who engaged in sad-fishing did not differ from others in their interpersonal and online support. Social media has become a tool for social connection, especially for adolescents and emerging adults. Social connection can be sought out in ways both positive and negative. The research team defines sad-fishing as “a tendency of social media users to publish exaggerations of their emotional states to generate…

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  • Bring Sexual Healthcare to Places Where People Have Sex
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    Bring Sexual Healthcare to Places Where People Have Sex

    On Saturday, June 29, 2019, a group of over 200 queer and trans folks were gathered in New York City, celebrating the city’s big World Pride weekend. They had all come to a party called NYC Inferno known for sexual activity. At around midnight, they were gathered in the front of the venue, rapt as an artist led them in an interactive performance. Within moments, everyone was singing the refrain: “We’ve got to keep each other alive, because no one else is gonna do it.” With this care-based ethos in mind, NYC Inferno, and all other queer sex-based venues in NYC, quickly shut down in July 2022, when Monkeypox (MPV)…

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  • How Apple is empowering people with their health information
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    How Apple is empowering people with their health information

    July 20, 2022 UPDATE How Apple is empowering people with their health information A new report shares the ways Apple products are helping users, developers, and health organizations advance personal health, research, and care Today Apple shared a new report that offers a snapshot of the ways Apple products are empowering people to be at the center of their health, and acting as an intelligent guardian for their health and safety. Users, developers, medical institutions, and health organizations around the world are using Apple devices, features, and APIs to break down barriers between people and their health information, all while keeping privacy in mind. Apple’s efforts to advance health primarily…

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  • Companion Walking Is Key to Long-Term Health for Aging People
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    Companion Walking Is Key to Long-Term Health for Aging People

    As a geriatric kinesiologist, I believe companion walking is the secret to helping older adults move more. Edna, a 92-year-old woman who lived in an assisted living community, sat next to her window every day, watching other residents go in and out on permitted outings. She used a walker to get around but mostly stayed glued to her window, anticipating the day she would be cleared to go outside for a walk. Suddenly, Edna heard a knock on her door with a friendly, “Hello? Mrs. Edna, are you awake? I am here to take you out for a walk. My name is Mercedes. I am one of the fitness trainers…

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