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Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people are more likely to have trouble getting to sleep, wake up more during the night, and are more likely to use medication to help them sleep in comparison to the heterosexual or bisexual peers. That’s the finding of the latest research out of the USA, where up to 40% of the countries citizens […]

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Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same-sex attracted person of faith? A research project at Edith Cowan University is seeking participants for a study that is looking into the well-being of same-sex attracted people of faith, to obtain information regarding any possible association between religion/spirituality, self-esteem, and resilience in adolescents. Researcher Mel Jame is seeking participants over the […]

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Nat Ripepi’s special show to support ovarian cancer research

When singer Nat Ripepi found out she had ovarian cancer she said her first reaction was total disbelief. “It’s hard to describe, my first reaction was disbelief. You say to yourself, ‘No, I’m healthy, I do all the right things.’ I just thought to myself, ‘it can’t be.’ Ripepi said once the doctors had completed […]

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People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) a new study has shown. The results come from a large European cohort collaboration published in the online edition of AIDS. The study found that rates of mortality and AIDS decreased with increasing education level. The study also […]

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WA Researchers Make Breakthrough in HIV Study

WA Researchers Make Breakthrough in HIV Study

Researchers at WA’s Royal Perth Hospital have uncovered a process found to control HIV that many are hoping is a significant step towards a cure for the virus. The research group named the particular antibody used in the process a plasmacytoid dendritic cell-reactive opsonophagocytic antibody. They found that when the antibody was bound to the […]

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Participate in HIV Research

Participate in HIV Research

Researchers from the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) are looking for people to take part in an online survey. The nationwide survey is asking people living with HIV to give insight on their experiences using or not using antiretroviral treatment (ART). The study aims to explore […]

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Poll Examines How Different Countries View Homosexuality

Poll Examines How Different Countries View Homosexuality

The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked over 40, 000 respondents from 40 countries about their moral attitudes towards various issues. This included a poll on how people in the 40 countries viewed homosexuality, whether it’s ‘morally acceptable’, ‘morally unacceptable’ or ‘not a moral issue’. Spain topped the list of nations as the […]

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New Study to Explore Causes of LGBTI Suicides

New Study to Explore Causes of LGBTI Suicides

Researchers from Queensland’s Griffith University are performing research into the causes of suicide among gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and intersex people. Doctor Delaney Skerrett of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, the study’s lead researcher, said he was prompted by a lack of statistics surrounding LGBTI suicides in the Queensland Suicide Register. The […]

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Two Breakthroughs in HIV Research

Two Breakthroughs in HIV Research

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in HIV research by investigating the properties of a Samoan tree bark. US scientists believe that a synthetic version of the traditional Samoan medicine could have a positive effect in the treatment of HIV. The traditional medicine which has been used to treat hepatitis in Samoa is created from […]

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