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Florida leaders misrepresented research before gender-affirming care ban

Florida leaders misrepresented research before gender-affirming care ban

Behind Florida’s decision to block clinical services for transgender teens is an argument – repeated by the state’s governor and leading medical authorities – that most cases of gender incongruity fade away with time. The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule prohibiting doctors from performing surgeries on minors to alter …

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Why ABA Provider Acorn Health is Growing as Market Leaders Shrink

Why ABA Provider Acorn Health is Growing as Market Leaders Shrink

Vicki Kroviak, CEO of Acorn Health, rejects the “dots on a map strategy” for growing autism therapy companies. Under Kroviak’s leadership, the applied behavior analysis (ABA) provider has grown its footprint by 47% since 2018. At the same time, others in the space have had to downsize – laying off staff and even giving up …

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Listening, Journaling and Meditating: Why Leaders Should Work on Mental Health |  Advertising |  Asia Campaign

Listening, Journaling and Meditating: Why Leaders Should Work on Mental Health | Advertising | Asia Campaign

The era of the invincible and invulnerable CEO is thankfully over. Today, in many leading organizations, the warmth of emotional intelligence is valued as much as the cold, hard facts often found in an analytics culture. As a champion of all their stakeholders, every CEO is responsible for supporting the mental health of their employees …

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Wolves infected with a common parasite may be much more likely to become pack leaders

Wolves infected with a common parasite may be much more likely to become pack leaders

Diagram of the results of the demographic and behavioral analysis. Shown at the top are three sample packs with different cougar overlap categories and their corresponding predicted probabilities of T. gondii infection (seronegative in black; seropositive in red) based on the best-fit demographic model. Wolves filled with red indicate the expected percentage of infected wolves …

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Parasite makes wolves more likely to become pack leaders

Toxoplasma gondii is sometimes called the “mind control” parasite: it can infect the brains of animals and disrupt their behavior in ways that kill the host, but ensure the spread of the parasite. But now researchers have found that infected wolves can actually benefit from these mind-altering tricks. A Toxoplasma Infection, they found, makes wolves …

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Gray wolves infected with this parasite are more likely to become pack leaders, scientists say

Researchers studying gray wolf populations in Yellowstone National Park have discovered an intriguing reason why some wolves may be more inclined to become pack leaders. According to a study published Thursday in Communications Biology, gray wolves exposed to Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, are more than 46 times more likely to become a …

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