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Study: Concerns rise over transgender violence since the 2016 US presidential election

New Rochelle, NY, March 14, 2018 – A national sample of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals reported high levels of concern about violence and discrimination related to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election in a new study. The majority of study participants had been directly exposed to hate speech and violence, and many expressed concerns that […]

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Can Cannabinoids Be Used to Treat Cancer?

Nov. 6, 2017 – When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients. Their potential use as antitumor drugs and/or […]

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Trump’s actions on sexual orientation/gender identity data collection send ominous message

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, May 8, 2017 – The Trump/Pence Administration’s recent removal of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions from a national aging survey and omission of a sexual orientation category and a transgender identity field from a national disability survey threaten to set back years of advances in collecting and using SOGI data […]

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Reducing exposure to bisphenol A lowers levels of this environmental estrogen in women

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, Nov. 3, 2016 – Women who avoided foods, cosmetics, and other products packaged in BPA-containing plastic containers for 3 weeks had significant reductions in urinary levels of BPA, a commonly used “endocrine disruptor” associated with negative health effects including weight gain. Over the 3-week study period, the women who participated in an […]