Reproduction
Having children and breastfeeding lowers risk of premature menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open reports that early menopause is less likely to happen in women who have had one or more pregnancies that went... more
What it's like to live without a sense of smell  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the... more
US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism more
[Focus] Deep phenotyping during pregnancy for predictive and preventive medicine  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Deep phenotyping during pregnancy offers an opportunity to define the antecedents of lifelong health and wellness, and to improve pregnancy outcomes. more
Performance and age only partially explain gender pay gap for New Zealand researchers  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Over her lifetime, the average female scientific researcher at a New Zealand university earns about NZ$400,000 less than her male counterparts, and... more
Blood tests can predict timing of menopause for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... more
Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A pilot study conducted by INRS researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty. more
Men in the UK could be allowed to donate sperm after death  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A new analysis concludes that sperm donations taken from men after death are morally permissible. more
Debate continues over donor sperm from deceased men  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics continues to defend the concept of sperm donation from dead men, in order to improve sperm quality, and quantity. This would go... more
Antenatal depression on the rise in low and middle-income countries, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women in low and medium-income countries struggle with many health issues in pregnancy and childbirth, but little attention is given to antenatal depression -... more
Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Nightclubs and bars must create a supportive environment that cracks down on unwanted sexual attention and allows women to enjoy their nights out, according... more
Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?  MNT · 2 days
A new review investigates sex differences in cardiometabolic disorders. The authors conclude that women are more at risk of receiving the wrong treatment. more
Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, which normally occurs in their 50s. The time at which a woman undergoes menopause may indicate future health status,... more
Mothers who smoke, drink alcohol during pregnancy increase risk for SIDS 12-fold  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also called crib death or cot death, is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant less than one-year-old.... more
Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed... more
Female chimps with powerful moms are less likely to leave home  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In chimpanzee society, males spend their entire lives in the group where they were born, cooperating to defend their territory, while females tend to move away.... more
Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)... more
Jumbo undertaking: Elephant milk under the microscope  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On a recent sunny day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a team of specialized zookeepers collected breast milk samples from two female elephants nursing their 1-year-old calves. Unlike the mechanical breast pumps... more
Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A large Danish study has shown that fish oil supplements taken by healthy men of the reproductive age could help improve their testicular function... more
Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Singing sparrows are no different. Duke University-led research reveals that elderly... more
Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Songbirds are no different. New research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows... more
Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis,... more
Microbiomes may have considerable impact on animal fertility and reproduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain... more
Medical News Today: Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?  MNT · 5 days
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. more
Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new Portland State... more
Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study. more
Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they're often using gear that has been designed for a male body. more
Estrogen plays a role in expansion of liver metastases in non-sex-specific cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
It is known that the tumor microenvironment plays an important role in the progression of cancer. But could estrogen present in this microenvironment facilitate... more
Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults more
New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a highly contagious infection usually transmitted through body fluids during sexual contact,... more
"Jumping genes" within eggs determine their survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Females are born with a finite supply of eggs and with age the genetic quality of the eggs decline say researchers from Carnegie Institute. The study from researchers Marla Tharp, Safia Malki, and Alex... more
Medical News Today: Demisexuality: What to know  MNT · 6 days
People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here. more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Brightly colored male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to new research. more
Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees. These are the results from a new... more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone, says a new study  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Brightly coloured male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to... more
Women who have more sex less likely to have early menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who have sex more are at a reduced risk of experiencing early menopause, a new study found. The new finding raises the possibility of lifestyle... more
Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns  NPR · 1 week
Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then... more
Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a... more
Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a... more
Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered gender-based differences in response to therapeutic oxytocin treatment in cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. Oxytocin has been shown previously to function as... more
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of breast cancer?  MNT · 1 week
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments. more
Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures... more
Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How do female insects manage to keep sperm fresh for months after mating? This has been a central question for the sperm biologists of the Chair of Applied Zoology headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhardt. Now the scientists... more
Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By applying a novel method, biologists have successfully analyzed the metabolism of intact tissues of the fruit fly using a label-free microscopy technique. They used the natural fluorescence of certain metabolic molecules and found that sperm, compared to... more
Meet the narwhal, 'unicorn of the sea'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Narwhals are often called the unicorns of the sea. The long tusk of the male narwhal sets these whales apart, but it's not the only thing that makes Monodon monoceros among the most intriguing... more
Helmet trouble strikes second all-female spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two NASA astronauts ventured out Wednesday on a second all-female spacewalk to finish upgrades to the International Space Station's power grid, but quickly ran into a helmet problem. more
Is there implicit gender bias in the field of economics?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the field of economics, seminars serve as the platform through which researchers disseminate new work, practitioners test out new theories, and young people network and find jobs.... more
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. more
Having less sex linked to earlier menopause  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some form of sex less than monthly, according to a new... more
What keeps couples together  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In mammals, pair bonds are very rare, one of the few exceptions being red titi monkeys. Researchers have now investigated how pair relationships work in titi monkeys. Their results support the 'male-services hypothesis': Males provide a useful service by taking... more
'Amazing': New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive. Just two animals remain, and both... more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
What keeps couples together  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In mammals, pair bonds are very rare, one of the few exceptions being the red titi monkeys of South America. These relatively small tree dwellers live in pairs or small family groups and are characterized by the fact that the... more
Arizona bill banning sex ed before 7th grade going nowhere  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A conservative Arizona Republican senator who was pushing a contentious proposal barring any sexual education instruction for students before the 7th grade is conceding that her proposal stands... more
New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a tool to identify molecular receptors in worms that are involved in sensing pheromones related to mating, an advance that could speed up... more
Researchers develop tool to identify molecular receptors in worms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a tool to identify molecular receptors in worms that are involved in sensing pheromones related to mating, an advance that could speed... more
Researchers develop tool to identify molecular receptors in worms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a laboratory tool that could speed up basic research for scientists working with the nematode C. elegans by tagging molecular receptors that are involved in sensing pheromones. more
Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the... more
What we're learning about the reproductive microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most research has focused on the oral, skin, and gut microbiomes, but bacteria, viruses, and fungi living within our reproductive systems may also affect sperm quality, fertilization, embryo implantation, and other aspects of conception... more
What the 2010s taught us about women in space   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman space walk at the... more
The advantage of changing sex in fish population recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Some fish species recover at different rates when fishing is eliminated inside MPAs. A new study explores how sex-changing fish species can actually recover faster than fixed-sex species. more
Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the... more
Meaningful gender gap found in medical paper publication  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study in the journal Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, shows that there remains a meaningful gender gap between the number of biomedical papers written by women and those... more
The advantage of changing sex in fish population recovery  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humans eat a lot of fish, in some areas of the world making up an essential part of our diet. Fishing can sometimes deplete fish populations to the point where... more
New computer algorithm enables prediction of gestational diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new computer algorithm enables prediction, in the early stages of pregnancy or even before pregnancy has occurred, of which women are at a high risk of gestational diabetes. more
Maternal stress affects fetal brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published online January 13, 2020, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reports that mothers who suffer severe mental stress during pregnancy may have babies with abnormal development in important areas of the brain even... more
A single gene for scent reception separates two species of orchid bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Orchid bees are master perfumers. Males collect chemicals to concoct perfumes unique to their specific species. Researchers link the evolution of sexual signaling in... more
A single gene for scent reception separates two species of orchid bees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A male orchid bee zips around the rainforest, a flash of iridescent green against an equally emerald background. The bee stops at various flowers,... more
New program reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward female peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male... more
New ultrasound technique allows dolphin pregnancy evaluations to mirror those in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ultrasound has been used for decades to study dolphin health and much of that work has been pioneered by veterinarians at the National Marine... more
Eyeing Moon, NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honoring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return... more
Congenital Zika syndrome is associated with maternal protein malnutrition  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy is associated with a spectrum of developmental impairments known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). The prevalence of this syndrome varies across ZIKV endemic regions,... more
Technique allows dolphin pregnancy exams to mirror those in humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a groundbreaking study, scientists have developed a new ultrasound technique for evaluating dolphin fetuses at all stages of gestation. more
Technique allows dolphin pregnancy exams to mirror those in humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ultrasound has been used for decades to study dolphin health and much of that work has been pioneered by veterinarians at the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF). But... more
First genomic study of puberty yields insights into development and cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence. more
NASA's latest astronaut graduates almost half women  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday honored its latest class of graduating astronauts in a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return to... more
Dating of volcanic ash at Sangiran shows Homo erectus arrived later than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Japan, Indonesia and Germany has found evidence that suggests Homo erectus arrived on the island of Java... more
You're Not Seeing Things, These Spider Butts Look Like Faces  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The flashy abdomens of male peacock spiders may serve a very important purpose. more
Plants found to speak roundworm's language  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year. New research has found that plants manipulate the worms' pheromones to repel infestations, providing insights into... more
Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the New York State Department of Health have discovered how a common plasticizer associated with human... more
Study provides new insights into experience of women with rare neurological disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Imagine living with unwanted sexual arousals, occurring unexpectedly and repeatedly, unrelated to any sexual desire or pleasure. more
First-ever genomic analysis of puberty yields insights into critical areas of human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah outline... more
From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As early as 4 years old, children associate power and masculinity, even in countries considered to be more egalitarian like Norway. Researchers... more
Common chemical disrupts reproductive biology  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Experiments in worms reveal the molecular damage caused by DEHP, a chemical commonly used to make plastics flexible. DEHP interferes with proper cell division during egg formation, leads to excessive DNA breakage, alters chromosome appearance. Abnormalities help explain... more
Medical News Today: Abortion home remedies: Risks and what to know  MNT · 2 weeks
Abortion home remedies are rarely safe or effective. In this article, learn about the other options for people looking to end their pregnancy at home. more
Neurological treatments benefit many patients with persistent genital arousal disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Persistent genital arousal disorder--which is almost exclusively experienced by females and characterized by spontaneous and unwanted sexual arousal unrelated to desire--can compromise individuals' mental health and well-being and... more
History of falls can predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The risk of fracture in postmenopausal women can be predicted by history of falls, according to new findings from the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study at... more
Doctors come together to save eyesight of 3-year-old gorilla  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Animal care specialists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park were concerned when they noticed cloudiness in the left eye of Leslie, a three-year-old female western lowland gorilla. Closer inspection... more
From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As early as four years old, children associate power and masculinity, even in countries considered to be more egalitarian like Norway. This... more
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