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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726309/religion-sexual-orientation-and-suicide-attempts-among-a-sample-of-suicidal-adolescents
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Annie Shearer, Jody Russon, Joanna Herres, Amanda Wong, Carrie Jacobs, Gary M Diamond, Guy S Diamond
Despite condemnation of same-sex attraction by certain religious groups, few studies have explored the relationship between religion, same-sex attraction, and suicidality. This study examined the moderating effect of same-sex attraction on the relationship between parent/adolescent religiosity and suicide ideation/attempts in a suicidal adolescent sample (N = 129). Linear and negative binomial regressions tested the effects of a two-way dichotomous (same-sex attraction, yes/no) by continuous (religiosity) interaction on ideation and attempts, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720106/caretaker-adolescent-communication-on-sexual-and-reproductive-health-a-cross-sectional-study-in-unguja-tanzania-zanzibar
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Saada A Seif, Thecla W Kohi, Candida S Moshiro
BACKGROUND: Caretakers/parents/caregivers/guardians play important roles in improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) of adolescents. Caretaker-adolescent sexual communication suggested to influence young people's sexual behaviours. Despite this significance, the communication is believed to be low in Unguja due to the increase of risky sexual behaviours among adolescents. This study assessed the pattern of such communication using IMB model as a framework. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study targeted caretakers of adolescents aged 15-19...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711985/higher-rates-of-dz-twinning-in-a-twenty-first-century-birth-cohort
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Sally Ann Rhea, Robin P Corley, Andrew C Heath, William G Iacono, Michael C Neale, John K Hewitt
The Colorado Twin Registry is a population based registry initiated in 1984 with the involvement of the Colorado Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. Recruitment includes birth cohorts several years prior to 1984 and all subsequent years. As part of a recent evaluation of Colorado birth records for the years 2006 through 2008 we became aware of a shifting trend in the proportion of MZ and DZ twins in the Colorado population. Historically (Bulmer 1970 The biology of twinning in man, Clarendon, Oxford) we have expected a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 ratio of MZ, same-sex DZ and opposite sex DZ twins in Caucasian populations...
July 15, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699265/effects-of-harsh-parenting-and-positive-parenting-practices-on-youth-aggressive-behavior-the-moderating-role-of-early-pubertal-timing
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Frances R Chen, Adrian Raine
Prior research indicates that early pubertal timing is associated with aggressive behavior, particularly in the context of adversity as postulated in the contextual amplification hypothesis. However, few studies have examined harsh parenting as the context for the effect of early pubertal timing. Even fewer studies have tested the interactive effect of early pubertal timing and positive parenting on aggressive behavior. In this study, we tested the proposition that early pubertal timing, contrary to the general conception of it as a vulnerability, indexed susceptibility, and thus early maturing individuals were affected more by their environment in a "for better and for worse" manner...
July 12, 2017: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674767/use-of-time-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-10-to-13-year-old-children-not-all-screen-time-or-physical-activity-minutes-are-the-same
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Margarita D Tsiros, Michelle G Samaras, Alison M Coates, Timothy Olds
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between aspects of time use and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in youth. METHODS: 239 obese and healthy-weight 10- to 13-year-old Australian children completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL™) quantifying their health-related quality of life. Time use was evaluated over four days using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adolescents (MARCA), a validated 24 h recall tool. The average number of minutes/day spent in physical activity (divided into sport, active transport and play), screen time (divided into television, videogames and computer use), and sleep were calculated...
July 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659227/the-role-of-genetic-liability-in-the-association-of-urbanicity-at-birth-and-during-upbringing-with-schizophrenia-in-denmark
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D Paksarian, B B Trabjerg, K R Merikangas, O Mors, A D Børglum, D M Hougaard, J J McGrath, C B Pedersen, P B Mortensen, E Agerbo
BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated that the association of urbanicity at birth and during upbringing with schizophrenia may be driven by familial factors such as genetic liability. We used a population-based nested case-control study to assess whether polygenic risk score (PRS) for schizophrenia was associated with urbanicity at birth and at age 15, and to assess whether PRS and parental history of mental disorder together explained the association between urbanicity and schizophrenia...
June 29, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624678/the-relationships-between-father-involvement-and-parental-acceptance-on-the-psychological-adjustment-of-children-and-adolescents-the-moderating-effects-of-clinical-status
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Mercedes Rodríguez Ruiz, Francisco Pablo Holgado-Tello, Miguel Ángel Carrasco
This study analyzes how a child's clinical condition modifies the relationship of father involvement, parental (fathers and mothers) acceptance and the child´s psychological adjustment, including the internalizing and externalizing problems. The cohort studied was composed of 226 subjects (61.94% males) with a mean age of 14.08 years, of which 113 children were from an incidental clinical sample and 113 from the general population. Both groups were matched by sex, age and family status, and the data show that the same structure of parent-child relationships that predict the child´s psychological adjustment can be accepted for both the clinical and non-clinical groups of children...
June 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621958/-biomedical-perspective-of-the-surrogate-motherhood
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Nicolás Jouve de la Barreda
The subrogated motherhood takes place when an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology is implanted in a surrogate, sometimes called a gestational mother, by means a contract with her. It can imply to natural families (woman and man) with or without infertility problems, or to monoparental or biparental families of the same sex. Concerning the origin of the gametes used in the IVF emerges different implications on the genetic relationship of the resulting child with the surrogate and the future parents...
May 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599766/plastic-and-immobile-unequal-intergenerational-mobility-by-genetic-sensitivity-score-within-sibling-pairs
#9
Emily Rauscher
Contrary to traditional biological arguments, the differential susceptibility model suggests genotype may moderate rather than mediate parent-child economic similarity. Using family fixed effects models of Add Health sibling data, I investigate the relationship between an index of sensitive genotypes and intergenerational mobility. Full, same sex sibling comparisons hold constant parental characteristics and address the non-random distribution of genotype that reduces internal validity in nationally representative samples...
July 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582824/metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescents-and-young-adult-offspring-and-their-parents
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Kayoung Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Studies have investigated the associations between parental metabolic syndrome (MetS) and offspring MetS. This study aimed to uncover parental-offspring associations for MetS and its components according to offspring sex and age. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study in 1,403 fathers, 1,451 mothers, and 1,532 offspring (340 male and 404 female offspring aged 10-18 years; 283 male and 505 female offspring aged 19-25 years) using the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data between 2010 and 2013...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542920/relating-quantitative-variation-within-a-behavior-to-variation-in-transcription
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Kyle M Benowitz, Elizabeth C McKinney, Christopher B Cunningham, Allen J Moore
Many studies have shown that variation in transcription is associated with changes in behavioral state, or with variation within a state, but little has been done to address if the same genes are involved in both. Here, we investigate the transcriptional basis of variation in parental provisioning using two species of burying beetle, Nicrophorus orbicollis and Nicrophorus vespilloides. We used RNA-seq to compare transcription in parents that provided high amounts of provisioning behavior versus low amounts in males and females of each species...
May 23, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503905/widespread-hybridization-within-mound-building-wood-ants-in-southern-finland-results-in-cytonuclear-mismatches-and-potential-for-sex-specific-hybrid-breakdown
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J Beresford, M Elias, L Pluckrose, L Sundström, R K Butlin, P Pamilo, J Kulmuni
Hybridization and gene flow between diverging lineages are increasingly recognized as common evolutionary processes, and their consequences can vary from hybrid breakdown to adaptive introgression. We have previously found a population of wood ant hybrids between Formica aquilonia and F. polyctena that shows antagonistic effects of hybridization: females with introgressed alleles show hybrid vigour, whereas males with the same alleles show hybrid breakdown. Here, we investigate whether hybridization is a general phenomenon in this species pair and analyse 647 worker samples from 16 localities in Finland using microsatellite markers and a 1200-bp mitochondrial sequence...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481854/paradoxical-impact-of-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-on-male-and-female-fertility-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Frederik R Pachler, Søren B Brandsborg, Søren Laurberg
BACKGROUND: Birth rates in males with ulcerative colitis and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis have not been studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to estimate birth rates in males and females with ulcerative colitis and study the impact of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. DESIGN: This was a retrospective registry-based cohort study that was performed over a 30-year period. SETTINGS: Records for parenting a child from the same period were cross-linked with patient records, and birth rates were calculated using 15 through 49 years as age limits...
June 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478691/comparability-of-an-adhd-latent-trait-between-groups-disentangling-true-between-group-differences-from-measurement-problems
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Hugo Cogo-Moreira, Patrícia Silva Lúcio, Walter Swardfager, Ary Gadelha, Jair de Jesus Mari, Eurípedes Constantino Miguel, Luis Augusto Rohde, Giovanni A Salum
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate measurement invariance (MI) for an ADHD latent trait across different sociodemographic groups (sex, age, and maternal education), IQs, and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. METHOD: Participants were 2,299 children aged 6 to 14 years. ADHD symptoms were assessed by parent report using the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA). MI was tested through multigroup confirmatory factor analysis and multiple indicators multiple causes models...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477095/have-mischievous-responders-misidentified-sexual-minority-youth-disparities-in-the-national-longitudinal-study-of-adolescent-to-adult-health
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Jessica N Fish, Stephen T Russell
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) has been instrumental in identifying sexual minority youth health disparities. Recent commentary suggested that some Wave 1 youth responders, especially males, intentionally mismarked same-sex attraction and, as a result, published reports of health disparities from these data may be suspect. We use two recently developed approaches to identify "jokesters" and mischievous responding and apply them to the Add Health data. First, we show that Wave 1 same-sex attracted youth, including those who later reported completely heterosexual identities in adulthood, were no more likely than different-sex attracted youth and consistently heterosexual participants to be "jokesters...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476328/association-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-between-hispanic-latino-parents-and-youth-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latino-youth
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Mercedes R Carnethon, Guadalupe X Ayala, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Virginia Bishop, Martha L Daviglus, Alan M Delamater, Linda C Gallo, Krista Perreira, Elizabeth Pulgaron, Samantha Reina, Gregory A Talavera, Linda H Van Horn, Carmen R Isasi
PURPOSE: Hispanic/Latinos have a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors which may begin at young ages. We tested the association of CVD risk factors between Hispanic/Latino parents and their children. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Youth study. Girls (n = 674) and boys (n = 667) aged 8 to 16 years (mean age 12.1 years) and their parents (n = 942) had their CVD risk factors measured...
April 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474493/identifying-the-clinical-needs-and-patterns-of-health-service-use-of-adolescent-girls-and-women-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ami Tint, Jonathan A Weiss, Yona Lunsky
Girls and women in the general population present with a distinct profile of clinical needs and use more associated health services compared to boys and men; however, research focused on health service use patterns among girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is limited. In the current study, caregivers of 61 adolescent girls and women with ASD and 223 boys and men with ASD completed an online survey. Descriptive analyses were conducted to better understand the clinical needs and associated service use patterns of girls and women with ASD...
May 5, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474457/the-development-and-correlates-of-gender-role-orientations-in-african-american-youth
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Olivenne D Skinner, Susan M McHale
This study charted the development of gendered personality qualities, activity interests, and attitudes across adolescence (approximately ages 9-18) among 319 African-American youth from 166 families. The relations between daily time spent with father, mother, and male and female peers-the gendered contexts of youth's daily activities-and (changes in) these gender role orientations were also assessed. Boys and girls differed in their gender role orientations in stereotypical ways: interest in masculine and feminine activities, and attitude traditionality generally declined, but instrumentality increased across adolescence and expressivity first increased and later decreased...
May 5, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460040/the-acceptability-of-stem-cell-based-fertility-treatments-for-different-indications
#19
S Hendriks, E A F Dancet, R Vliegenthart, S Repping
STUDY QUESTION: What is the acceptability of using stem cell-based fertility treatments (SCFT) for different indications according to gynaecologists and the general public? SUMMARY ANSWER: The majority of gynaecologists and the general public accept SCFT for the indications female or male infertility in young heterosexual couples, and female infertility in single women and same-sex couples. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: SCFT could result in genetic parenthood for intended parents with indications that cannot be treated using currently available methods, such as being in a same-sex relationship or female post-menopausal age...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452131/the-influence-of-variation-in-parental-height-dimorphism-on-same-sex-parent-offspring-height-differences
#20
B Floyd
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates how adjusting for parental height dimorphism influences height differences among parents and same-sex offspring distinguished by parents' early backgrounds. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Regression analyses using data from independent groups of Taiwanese families, 56 with sons and 51 with daughters, evaluate how adjusting for parental height dimorphism influences same-sex parent-offspring height differences among families grouped by grandfathers' occupations into three status categories reflecting good to relatively poor early parental environments...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
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