psychology

9 takeaways from CNN's Equality Town Hall

2020 Democratic candidates pledged Thursday to fight for non-discrimination protections in federal law, ban harmful practices such as conversion therapy and lift restrictions on gay men donating blood.

Hot flashes connected to heart attacks, cognitive decline

If you're one of the 40 million American women between the ages of 45 and 65, there's a chance you could be having a hot flash right now. If your flushes are mild and infrequent, good for you. But if you are often going up in flames, then it could be time to check in with your doctor.

Boyfriend sues Utah State over student's suicide

Utah State University's Psychology Department allowed a student to be verbally abused, intimidated and subjected to discrimination by other students, leading to her death by suicide, a lawsuit alleges.

North Carolina bans public funding of 'conversion therapy' for youth

North Carolina moved Friday to protect the state's youth from "conversion therapy," prohibiting state funding from being allocated toward the practice that claims sexual orientation can be changed, an idea that has been discredited by medical associations across the country.

Utah is regulating conversion therapy

Utah's legislature couldn't agree on banning conversion therapy for minors. So the governor is giving the state's Psychologist Licensing Board a shot, and they may ban it entirely.

Genetically modified virus saves teen's life

Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, 17, has faced not one but two unrelenting threats to her life. Diagnosed at 11 months of age with cystic fibrosis, the progressive genetic disease that causes lung infections and breathing impairment, Isabelle has also combated an on-again, off-again infection caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria since age 8.