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Resources for LGBTQIA+ children, adolescents and young adults living in non-affirming environments

Div. 44 has complied the resources below to assist LGBTQIA+ youth who may be sheltering in place in non-affirming environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to add a resource to this page, please email the Div. 44 president. Queer resources The resources below provide an overview of the…

Privacy versus public health

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised many issues at the intersection of law and psychology. One that is becoming a focus of debate is the tension between privacy and public health. Already, companies are using aggregate smartphone location data to assess whether residents are following stay-at-home orders. In some countries,…

What are the effects and side effects of CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other CBD products have become increasingly popular with consumers looking for an alternative treatment for a range of ailments, conditions, and diseases. Cannabis plants contain a group of substances called cannabinoids. Although there are more than 100 cannabinoids, the two most studied cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)…

Why some people experience anxiety during a hangover

Some people experience anxiety after drinking. This hangover-related anxiety, or “hangxiety,” can last for several hours after a person’s blood alcohol levels return to normal. Although researchers are unsure why some people experience this hangover symptom while others do not, there is evidence that certain risk factors make post-alcohol anxiety more likely. In this article, learn…

Problems with alcohol? 29 gene variants may explain why

A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues report May 25 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. “The new data triple the number of known genetic risk loci associated with problematic alcohol use,” said…