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Study finds rise in pregnancy rates among women with chronic liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found... 7 hours
Parents with alcohol use disorder increase risk for teen dating violence
NEWS MEDICAL Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research... 9 hours
The Scandalous Sex Parties That Made Americans Hate Flappers
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Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change that
SCIENCE DAILY A mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of... 14 hours
Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study. 15 hours
Men at the top play by different rules, expert says
PHYS.ORG Gary Powell, professor emeritus of business, is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. He has also served as chair... 18 hours
Why bystanders rarely speak up when they witness sexual harassment
PHYS.ORG The uproar over allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed dozens of the women he worked with is inspiring countless women (and some men) to... 18 hours
Dogs are More Expressive When Humans are Looking at Them
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at the University of Portsmouth, UK, has found evidence that domestic dogs... 21 hours
New report shows compelling reasons to decriminalise sex work
PHYS.ORG We recently studied the health and safety of sex workers in Western Australia. While such a study was conducted in 2007, we were interested to see if the sex industry... 21 hours
Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure
NEWS MEDICAL Research has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as... 1 day
International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in US
SCIENCE DAILY The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing, research shows. These 'reproductive tourists' are more likely, compared to Americans, to use... 2 days
Study: Fathers are Often Having Fun While Mothers Perform Housework
SCI-NEWS.COM An Ohio State University-led study is the first to show how couples spend time minute-by-minute. Published... 2 days
What characteristics do school shooters share?
SCIENCE DAILY Boys involved in school shootings often struggle to live up to what they perceive as their school's ideals surrounding masculinity. When socially shunned at school, they develop deep-set grudges against their classmates and teachers. The shooters... 2 days
Too many professionals guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoption
PHYS.ORG Increasing numbers of gay men and lesbians in Britain are adopting children or becoming foster carers. Latest figures show that there are now more than 20,000... 2 days
How female immune cells keep their second X chromosome shut off
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers describe how X chromosome inactivation is regulated in the immune system's B cells as they develop in bone marrow and when they encounter antigens. 2 days
Salmon sex linked to geological change
SCIENCE DAILY It turns out that sex can move mountains. Researchers have found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution of an entire watershed. The study is one of... 2 days
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with... 2 days
Why Australia is bucking the trend on male births
PHYS.ORG New research from the Australian National University (ANU) shows Australia is bucking an international trend of a declining number of males being born compared to females, primarily due to the... 2 days
How China's skewed sex ratio is making President Xi's job a whole lot harder
PHYS.ORG As odd as it sounds, China's economic policy is being held hostage by its heavily skewed sex ratio. 2 days
Study: PrEP program for men who have sex with men could lead to long-term cost savings
NEWS MEDICAL Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high... 2 days
BMS survey reveals negative effects of menopause on most aspects of women’s lives
NEWS MEDICAL Three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their life and over half say it had a negative... 2 days
Researcher links salmon sex to geological change
PHYS.ORG It turns out that sex can move mountains. 2 days
Study shows how female immune cells keep their second X chromosome shut off
PHYS.ORG Autoimmune diseases tend to strike women more than men and having multiple X chromosomes could be the main reason why. While a... 2 days
Did a Baby Really 'Kick Through' Her Mother's Uterus?
LIVE SCIENCE A pregnant woman in China experienced a life-threatening complication when her unborn baby seemingly "kicked" through her uterus. 2 days
How well-fed mosquitoes outwit victims at take-off
PHYS.ORG Stealth and haste are often at the heart of most successful raids, and the forays of famished female mosquitoes are no different. "Female mosquitoes need a blood meal to develop their eggs," explains Florian... 2 days
Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets
PHYS.ORG Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its... 3 days
mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders
PHYS.ORG VIDEO After mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest... 3 days
Nature or nurture? Innate social behaviors in the mouse brain
SCIENCE DAILY The brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say. 3 days
Animal study reveals how a fever early in pregnancy can cause birth defects
SCIENCE-NEWS Using chicken embryos, study shows that heat itself, not an infectious agent, is the driving factor behind certain heart and facial birth... 3 days
In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue
PHYS.ORG Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago. 3 days
Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment
PHYS.ORG Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing "non-consensual nudity" and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal. 3 days
Researchers report toothy findings in odontode-bearing catfish study
PHYS.ORG Certain species of catfish are covered with bony plates bristling with thin teeth, similar to extinct vertebrate lineages. These teeth, which regularly fall out and grow back, are used for defense and,... 3 days
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be cost saving for NHS in long run
NEWS MEDICAL For men who have sex with men in the UK, a programme that involved providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment for HIV could... 3 days
Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient
NEWS MEDICAL An emergency blood transfusion mandates matching of the blood types so that the donor and the recipient are compatible in their blood types. There is no other matching... 3 days
Northwestern Medicine launches new Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause
NEWS MEDICAL Northwestern Medicine has launched a first of its kind center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women for two often unmet areas of women's healthcare – sexual health... 3 days
Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining... 3 days
This Tinseltown Tyrant Used Sexual Exploitation to Build a Hollywood Empire
HISTORY “King Cohn” lived up to his despicable reputation. 4 days
Bad Blood? Why Transfusions from Women May Be Risky for Men
LIVE SCIENCE Getting blood from a woman who has ever been pregnant could be risky for men, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. 4 days
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes. 4 days
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered sex differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable... 4 days
"Burnout culture" fuels sexism at Uber: Huffington
PHYS.ORG Uber board member Arianna Huffington blamed a "burnout culture" for fueling sexism at the world's leading smartphone-summoned ride sharing service. 4 days
Mum takes more responsibility for the children, even in gender equal couples
PHYS.ORG The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby. 4 days
Opinion: What rape culture says about masculinity
PHYS.ORG The phrase "rape culture" elicits strong responses. Prominent among them are confusion, scoffs, anger and even anonymous vitriol from internet "haters." When I posted on Facebook that I was seeking pro-feminist men to participate... 4 days
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 4 days
Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter... 4 days
Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In... 4 days
Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a... 4 days
Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research
SCIENCE DAILY Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research... 5 days
Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research
PHYS.ORG Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research... 5 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 5 days
Stunner on birth control: Trump’s moral exemption is geared to just 2 groups
NEWS MEDICAL Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to... 5 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 5 days
Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in... 5 days
New study documents gender disparity in computational research publications
PHYS.ORG Women are consistently underrepresented in scientific research positions—a disparity that is particularly egregious in computational fields. 5 days
Medical News Today: Why women tend to avoid sex as they age
MNT A new study looks into the main reasons why menopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women tend to become less sexually active as they age. 6 days
Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 1 week
Pals Before Gals: Young Men Prefer 'Bromance' to Romance
LIVE SCIENCE For some young heterosexual men, a "bromance," or close male friendship, is more emotionally satisfying than a romantic relationship with a woman, a new, small study from England suggests. 1 week
Atrazine alters the sex ratio in Blanchard's cricket frogs
SCIENCE DAILY A study found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating... 1 week
Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogs
PHYS.ORG A study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55% fewer males than females... 1 week
Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis
SCIENCE DAILY A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. 1 week
Contests for female attention turns males into better performers in fruit flies
SCIENCE DAILY Giving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into... 1 week
Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone... 1 week
Contests for female attention turns males into better performers—in fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Giving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behaviour... 1 week
RIP Jeremy the lefty garden snail
PHYS.ORG A 'one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died. 1 week
Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech S. Korea
PHYS.ORG Tony Kim has been paid to watch porn for the last six years, spending his days staring attentively at graphic videos of naked women and sexual liaisons. 1 week
Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Fevers in a mother's first trimester of pregnancy increase the baby's risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft... 1 week
Biology study suggests father's nutrition before sex could contribute to health of baby
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors long have stressed the importance of good nutrition for expectant mothers. Now biologists say the father's diet, too, could play a... 1 week
Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cells
SCIENCE DAILY In an important advance in the preservation of animal reproductive material, researchers have achieved the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat sperm using a rapid microwave dehydration method.... 1 week
luring hornets scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the past decade, Asian hornets, predatory insects with a widespread and expanding population, have invaded parts of Europe and Korea. Vespa velutina has a growing... 1 week
Biology study suggests father's nutrition before sex could contribute to health of baby
PHYS.ORG Doctors long have stressed the importance of good nutrition for expectant mothers. 1 week
Sleeping on your back during late pregnancy may cause problems for fetus
NEWS MEDICAL A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in The Journal... 1 week
Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research. This is the first study to monitor unborn... 1 week
New clinical guide reveals effects of calcium in lowering postmenopausal osteoporosis risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. 1 week
Mice delivered by C-section gain more weight than those delivered naturally
SCIENCE DAILY Mice born by cesarian section experienced dramatically greater weight gain as they matured than mice born vaginally. 1 week
Dark side of coffee cultivation in Uganda
SCIENCE DAILY New research explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. Researchers cite a range of negative consequences that coffee cultivation contributes to, including: malaria vulnerability, decreased participation in schooling, gender inequalities, and environmental degradation in... 1 week
Are plate tectonics key to life? Maybe not, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Earlier this year, researchers announced they had found fossils of microbial life in the rocks of northern Quebec, Canada dating to at least 3.77 billion years old, making... 1 week
Looking into their computer-generated eyes—dating in virtual reality
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality (VR) could... 1 week
Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex
NPR Scientists have found a group of worms that haven't reproduced sexually for 18 million years. Normally that would be a recipe for quick extinction, but these little guys seem none the worse for wear. 1 week
Medical News Today: Facts about sperm health and lifespan
MNT Learn how long sperm cells are able to survive in a variety of environments outside the body, along with information about sperm health and fertility. 1 week
Research expands range in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cells
NEWS MEDICAL In a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation... 1 week
Birth control method for men by gene editing
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Michigan State University have come closer to finding an effective method of male contraception. Men have been notorious in not choosing to be responsible of their fertility and not... 1 week
New research reveals negative consequences of coffee cultivation in Uganda
NEWS MEDICAL New research led by Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh, explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. She cites a range of negative consequences that coffee... 1 week
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Epidurals don’t slow labor, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Research has demonstrated that epidural medication had no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, normal vaginal delivery rate, incidence of episiotomy, the position of the fetus at birth or any other measure... 1 week
Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?
SCIENCE DAILY Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective... 1 week
Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarified
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Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart disease
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Increased weight gain by C-section: Functional significance of the primordial microbiome
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Where food is limited, guppy mothers gestate their young longer
PHYS.ORG Trinidadian guppy mamas can't swap links to maternity blogs or copies of pregnancy books, yet evolution has made them master strategists of childbearing nonetheless. A new study shows... 1 week
Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cells
PHYS.ORG In a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute,... 1 week
Medical News Today: Menopause may trigger Alzheimer's disease
MNT A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease. 1 week
Menopause may trigger Alzheimer's disease
MNT A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease. 1 week
Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforce
SCIENCE DAILY Economists are continually examining the effect of the economy on women, but... 1 week
Menopause triggers metabolic changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer's
SCIENCE DAILY Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a team of scientists has shown in new research. 1 week
Simulating cetacean sex with cadaver parts offers insight into marine copulation
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Dalhousie University, the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University has learned more about the ways that cetaceans copulate by using... 1 week
New insights on seriousness of postmenopausal bleeding
NEWS MEDICAL If you're postmenopausal, you shouldn't be bleeding. The very definition of menopause is having gone more than 12 months without a period. So if you're still bleeding, something is wrong. Determining the seriousness of... 1 week
Vaginal and bladder problems impact sexual activity of postmenopausal women
NEWS MEDICAL As women age, sexual activity typically declines. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are no longer interested in sex. The problem for many is physical. A new study... 1 week
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Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders
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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
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Looking into their computer-generated eyes—dating in virtual reality
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