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Medical News Today: More evidence that being active extends life  MNT · 1 day
A recent study concluded that 'regardless of age, sex, or starting fitness level,' increased physical activity of any type reduces overall mortality risk. more
A polyaromatic receptor with high androgen affinity  Science Magazine · 2 days
Biological receptors distinguish and bind steroid sex hormones, e.g., androgen-, progestogen-, and estrogen-type hormones, with high selectivity. To date, artificial molecular receptors have been unable to discriminate between these classes of biosubstrates. Here, we... more
‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
‘Invisible Women’ explains how neglecting to collect or use data on women harms their health and safety. more
New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy - for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -... more
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those... more
Worldwide study reveals air pollution link to unborn baby growth  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Exposure to air pollution is linked to babies' growth during pregnancy, according to a landmark new study. more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
Features that make lizards appealing to potential mates are resilient to stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy -- features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors -- may be important... more
Urine salts elucidate Early Neolithic animal management at Asıklı Höyük, Turkey  Science Magazine · 4 days
The process of sheep and goat (caprine) domestication began by 9000 to 8000 BCE in Southwest Asia. The early Neolithic site at Asıklı Höyük in central... more
Features that make lizards sexy are resilient to stress  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy—features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors—may be important enough that they do not change in the face of... more
Gender identity leaves imprint on human brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Society's expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new article. more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its reproductive health agenda. It has rolled out changes to the Title X program, which funds family planning services for low-income people, that are designed... more
Parenting chores cut into how much these bird dads fool around  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Frantic parenting demands after eggs hatch curtail male black coucals’ philandering excursions the most, a study finds. more
Universal late pregnancy ultrasound improves health of mothers, babies and could be cost saving  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency... more
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct... more
Gut bacteria and pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have found that with pregnancy there is a change in the composition of gut bacteria in women. This could be associated with the changing hormonal status they speculate. The results of their study titled, “Progesterone Increases... more
Partner status influences link between sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the more common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies and often lead to... more
New estimation method assesses natural variations in sex ratio at birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An international team of researchers, led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Leontine Alkema and her former Ph.D. student Fengqing Chao, developed a new estimation method for assessing... more
Study shows money lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to... more
Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a... more
Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples. more
Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies, and could be cost saving, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks' gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency... more
New study proves for the first time that intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Bar-Ilan University researchers have found that these bacteria "sense" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move to the next generation... more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a paper recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study,... more
KNAUER self-tests gender pay gap one month after Equal Pay Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
It is now almost exactly one month since the so-called Equal Pay Day on March 18, 2019 attracted a lot of attention in Germany. Entrepreneur Alexandra... more
Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Dopamine is responsible for sex-specific variations in common behaviors, finds a study of worm movements published in JNeurosci. more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
The new plan for destroying invasive pythons  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female. more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave... more
Long-term study shows gender-based abortions lead to skewed gender population numbers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from Singapore, the United Nations Population Division, and the U.S. has found that abortions based on gender lead to larger-than-thought distortions in... more
Study explores factors that impact fertility preservation decisions in transgender youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The last thing on most teens' minds is whether or not they want to have kids someday. But transitioning transgender adolescents are forced to consider whether... more
'Lovely' and 'scientific'—Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female... more
Study shows link between animal's diet during sexual development and breeding habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An animal's choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity, research has shown. more
APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study... more
Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. more
Commuter spouses have a lot to teach us about the 'stickiness' of traditional marriage  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For her new book, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann, interviewed nearly one hundred commuter spouses—couples who live apart in service to... more
New study sheds light on how extreme temperature hampers spermatogenesis in insects  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light... more
Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in... more
World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle died one day after a failed artificial insemination in China. more
Could climate change cause infertility?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. more
Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that's not always the way ant societies function. more
Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An animal's choice of mating partner can be influenced by what it eats during its sexual development, a study of insects has shown. more
Diet in development affects insect mating habits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The study in beetles is the first to link an animal's nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits. more
Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Children and youth of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of diabetes themselves, according to new research. more
Men sometimes act less interested in sex—in order to get it  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen. more
AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe  ABC NEWS · 6 days
AP Exclusive: The U.N. AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower more
Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday. more
Move more to live longer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Improving fitness doesn't require doing activities you don't like. The largest study to date of cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy people found that moving more is linked to living longer, regardless of age, sex, and starting fitness level. more
Anesthesia sends neurons down the wrong path in unborn rat babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A study provides new insight into why -- and when -- anesthesia during pregnancy harms unborn brains. Most research into prenatal exposure to anesthesia has focused... more
Turtle-friendly plastic? A crafty solution to pollution, poaching and poverty  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Every year thousands of turtles come ashore along the beaches of the south Pacific coast of Nicaragua to lay their eggs. The female turtles return to the beaches... more
American parents (still) prefer boys—and it's hurting their daughters' test scores  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The math gender gap may be narrowing, thanks to STEM programs, advocacy and an overdue backlash against inequality. But there's still a lot we don't know... more
A study on zebrafish reveals how sexual rivalry can affect sperm function and quality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The presence of a rival male affects sperm quality, according to a research study led by the University of Alicante... more
Evolutionary biologists demonstrate that male fruit flies manipulate their female partners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Researchers from Münster (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland) now report that male flies... more
Medical News Today: Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy  MNT · 1 week
Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the... more
Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy  MNT · 1 week
Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here. more
FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a safety labeling change order to Sprout Pharmaceuticals for their drug, Addyi (flibanserin), that requires the company to revise important... more
Gender gap in spatial reasoning starts in elementary school, meta-analysis finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Males gain a slight advantage in mental-rotation performance during the first years of formal schooling, and this advantage slowly grows with age, tripling in size by... more
Medical News Today: What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy  MNT · 1 week
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and... more
What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy  MNT · 1 week
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. more
Medical association blasts military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
Reproduction: How male flies enforce their interests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Researchers have now found out: male flies manipulate their partners primarily in order to increase their own chances in reproductive... more
Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A person's sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study. more
A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop's production. more
The emergence of male and female traits in the development of beetle horns  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The male Japanese rhinoceros beetle, Trypoxylus dichotomus, which lives on Japan's main island, has big horns that are used as weapons to... more
Sexual behavior could affect gut microbiome and immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A person's sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado... more
Some piezoelectric materials may be 'fakes'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) is the most widespread technique for characterising piezoelectric properties at the nanoscale, i.e., for determining the ability of some materials to generate electricity when subjected to mechanical stress and deforming in response... more
TV shows for teens continue to feature stereotyped characters that perpetuate gender differences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent study has sought to identify and analyse adolescents' favourite kinds of characters in Spanish TV series for teens. The series... more
UN population fund chief laments US funding cut  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The head the U.N. population agency says she regrets the U.S. government's decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide more
Showy male primates have smaller testicles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Zurich. more
Teens exploring sexuality online experience health and safety risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. more
CSU researchers examine prevalence of sexual harassment in scientific field settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists involved in a field campaign are away from their normal routines, offices and universities, including the support mechanisms available if sexual harassment or other inappropriate... more
Teen Series Continue To Feature Stereotyped Characters That Perpetuate Gender Differences  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study has sought to identify and analyze adolescents' favorite kind of character in the Spanish teen series. more
FDA approves new osteoporosis drug for postmenopausal women with high fracture risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). more
New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. more
Famous cancer-fighting gene also protects against birth defects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has revealed how the famous tumour suppressor gene p53 is surprisingly critical for development of the neural tube in female embryos. more
Early molecular signs of high-risk pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women who have healthy pregnancies tend to show distinct changes in the activities of immune genes starting early in pregnancy, while women who have complicated pregnancies tend to show clear departures from that pattern, according to... more
Marijuana for morning sickness? It's not great for baby's brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve... more
Medical News Today: Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?  MNT · 2 weeks
An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a... more
Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?  MNT · 2 weeks
An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a role in migraine occur only in... more
How artificial intelligence can help in the fight against human trafficking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The crime of human trafficking—defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as modern-day slavery that "involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain... more
Negative ideas about sexting encourage unwanted distribution of photos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexting is 'not done.' That's a widely shared opinion. It's considered as unwise and even dangerous to make and share sexual photos or videos of yourself. If a photo leaks,... more
Researchers working to prevent sexual harassment in scientific field settings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists involved in a field campaign are away from their normal routines, offices and universities, including the support mechanisms available if sexual harassment or other inappropriate behaviors occur.... more
World-first study finds Merino sheep pregnancy can be detected using wool  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from Western Sydney University have found a new, non-invasive way to detect pregnancy in Merino sheep through the analysis of reproductive hormones in wool. more
Same-sex couple sues over misguided 'Operation Candy Crush'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A same-sex couple arrested during a misguided crackdown on lawful CBD oil products in Tennessee is suing their county more
Research may help explain why migraine is more common in women than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Low doses of a peptide known for decades to be involved in migraine trigger pain responses in female but not male rodents,... more
Study aims to improve our understanding of TGNC children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Issues surrounding gender identity in young children who are transgender or gender non-conforming are poorly understood because of the limited amount of research in this area. more
A brief history of science writing shows the rise of the female voice
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