Saturday, October 25, 2014
          

New York City Council Likely To Meddle In College Students' Sex Lives

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Examiner.com 10/15/14

“…New York City officials want to require “affirmative consent” not just for sex, but for “sexual encounters” in general, at colleges in New York City, including private colleges, reports the Wall Street Journal. Since a lot of consent is not considered “affirmative” by supporters of such requirements, the proposed “affirmative consent” ordinance will intrude deeply into students’ private lives, while doing nothing to prevent rape. …”

Read the entire article: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-york-city-council-likely-to-meddle-college-students-sex-lives 




October Brings Attention To Domestic Violence Issues

Posted in Domestic Violence

Dailyillini.com 10/15/14

"... Those who want to help with the issue of domestic violence can start by demonstrating support, showing interest in the relationships of loved ones and taking note of what it means to be in a healthy relationship, Storm said. Students are also encouraged to wear purple, the color recognized in connection with domestic violence awareness. The Women’s Resources Center will be giving out purple ribbons throughout the month. …”

Read the entire article: http://www.dailyillini.com/news/article_3328eeb4-53f9-11e4-bb83-001a4bcf6878.html 




Columbia University Reaches The Holy Grail For “Anti-Sexual Assault” Activists

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Avoiceformalestudents.com 10/15/2014

“…At Columbia University sexual assault activists have finally achieved their Holy Grail; the abolition of any semblance of due process in the handling of sexual assault allegations, which will now be presumed to be true and dealt with accordingly. …”

Read the entire article: http://www.avoiceformalestudents.com/columbia-university-reaches-the-holy-grail-for-anti-sexual-assault-activists-emma-sulkowicz/ 




Should There Be A Registry For False-Rape Accusers?

Posted in False Accusations

Thelibertarianrepublic.com 10/15/2014

“…If rape offenders should be publicly outed, shouldn’t it be the same for those who falsely accuse? The Obama administration has been cracking down in recent years on campus sexual assaults, broadening the definition of rape, and thereby increasing the amount of crimes reported. Offenders can be assured that they will appear on a nationwide registry of criminals who are listed in order to identify them to the public. But what about those who falsely report rape? …”

Read the entire article: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/registry-false-rape-accusers-poll/#.VD56cr6R48i 




Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

Posted in Fitness

Nytimes.com 10/14/2014

"... Fitness culture couldn’t have changed more significantly since the late ’60s. Back then, residents of my small Southern hometown would spot my father, an early jogger, and yell out of their car windows, “Keep running, hippie!” These days there aren’t that many joggers in my Los Angeles neighborhood, but every other block there’s another fitness center offering boot-camp classes or Brazilian jiujitsu, with people inside punching, kicking and yelling at one another like drill sergeants. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/magazine/why-are-americans-so-fascinated-with-extreme-fitness.html 

Massive Weight Loss Increases Risk Of Complications In Body-Shaping Surgery

Posted in Weight Loss

Medicalxpress.com 10/14/2014

"... Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows. The study, published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, compared surgical complication outcomes for 450 patients who underwent body contouring, a type of surgery to remove excess sagging fat and skin to improve body shape. ..."

Read the entire article: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-massive-weight-loss-complications-body-shaping.html 

The Fast Way To Lose Weight, Live Healthily And Fight Ageing

Posted in Weight Loss

Independent.ie 10/14/2014

"... Intermittent fasting has become a worldwide phenomenon since Dr Michael Mosley expounded on the 5:2 diet in a book and a TV series. Here he explains how calorie restrictions on just a couple of days a week can bring health benefits and also focuses on a Dublin group's experiences when combining the diet plan with short bursts of high-intensity exercise. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/the-fast-way-to-lose-weight-live-healthily-and-fight-ageing-30600623.html 

Weight Loss Tips From The Biggest Loser's Nutritionist

Posted in Weight Loss

Shape.com 10/14/2014

"...  The James Beard award-winning chef is sharing her health and culinary expertise as the brand nutritionist for Omni Hotels and in her cookbook, Flavor First. We recently caught up with Forberg to find out what takeaways you can learn from the show, how to stay healthy on the go, and the number one mistake she's seen in her years of experience. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/weight-loss-tips-biggest-losers-nutritionist 

Personalized Nutrition: What It Is And How It Works

Posted in Nutrition

Ibtimes.com 10/14/2014

"... Over the years, a number of dietary approaches were tried to determine what plan will best work according to their body type and lifestyle. However, research suggests that genetic makeup should be considered in creating the perfect diet plan. According to nutritional biochemist, Christine Houghton, there are thousands of plant chemicals that interact with each person's DNA. Genes cannot change, but people can still consume the right foods to change how genes react. ..."

Read the entire article: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/569290/20141013/personalized-nutrition-diet-weight-loss-medicine.htm#.VD00Cv1mmiY 

Mental Health Must Also Go To The Top Of The Research Agenda

Posted in Mental Health

Theguardian.com 10/14/2014

"... Alongside improvements in care for people with mental health problems, research into causes and treatments must be prioritised. Despite ministerial overtures lately about “parity of esteem” between mental and physical health, ask people in need of counselling or of a bed on an acute ward if provision is meeting needs and the answer will be an unequivocal “No”. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/14/mental-health-research-funding-election-campaign 

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