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Study uses machine learning and health data to identify suicide risk factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
First-of-its-kind study used machine learning and health data from the entire Danish population to create sex-specific suicide risk profiles, illuminating the complex mix of... more
Study explores Instagram users' experiences of miscarriage  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
About 10-20 % of all known pregnancies unfortunately end in miscarriage or the loss of a fetus. Despite its common occurrence, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding miscarriage and many women find... more
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found. more
Medical News Today: Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex  MNT · 16 hours
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. more
Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most significant risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes. In the United States, 10.7% of all women smoke during their... more
Research lifts the lid on the influence of pornography  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Society needs a more critical, nuanced, and gendered understanding of pornography in the digital age, says Samantha Keene, who graduates with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Boy oh boy! Twin male pandas charm Berlin zoo  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The cuteness level at Berlin Zoo doubled on Monday when a pair of twin panda cubs made their public debut, with the zoo revealing the cuddly bundles of fur were... more
Piglet study shows probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The team from the Universities of Bristol and Reading found that 28-day old piglets produced very different levels of immune cells, antibodies and other... more
Infant morbidity decreases with incentive-based prenatal tobacco interventions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado saved over 4... more
Medical News Today: What to know about testosterone injections  MNT · 3 days
Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn... more
Study seeks to answer whether effects of 'abortion pill' can be reversed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a study... more
Medical News Today: 14 myths about pregnancy  MNT · 4 days
Many myths surround pregnancy. In this article, we investigate 14 common pregnancy-related myths and explain the truth behind each of them. more
Medical News Today: Reasons for discharge in males  MNT · 4 days
Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor. more
Incentive-based smoking cessation interventions significantly reduce infant morbidity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Colorado is taking a critical step to protect low-income women during their pregnancy through incentive-based smoking cessation interventions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical... more
Fetal heart rate could predict future heart health of babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Changes in heart rate due to low oxygen conditions experienced by the fetus during pregnancy could predict the future heart health of babies, suggests research published today in... more
Astronomy fellowship demonstrates measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In 2017, the Heising-Simons Foundation—a family foundation that works in climate and clean energy, science, education, and human rights—established the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship to support... more
Researchers draw an evolutionary link between pregnancy and cancer malignancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A UConn School of Dental Medicine researcher used pregnancy to unlock a missing link between various species of mammals and cancer malignancy--fundamentally changing the way we look at... more
Birth control pills shrink hypothalamus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Birth control pills have been found to reduce a part of the brain that is associated with controlling the sex drive finds a new study. The study results are being presented as a preview in the annual conference... more
Scientists develop concept to tackle tropical disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease. more
Prenatal screening for hemoglobinopathies different in OBGYN practices and family medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sickle cell disease is one of the most common inherited red blood cell disorders, yet many are not aware of their carrier status (Treadwell, J Nat... more
Proposed Ohio legislation may interfere with providing medically optimal care for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The American College of Physicians fears that recent legislation introduced in the Ohio state legislature that orders physicians to re-implant ectopic pregnancies, which is... more
Preterm birth could be spotted early by ultrasound  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new presentation at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Diego will report on ultrasound as used in pregnancy, especially with respect to the comparison of two... more
Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused together into one, and has been found in two species of lark. more
Mating avoidance in female olive baboons (Papio anubis) infected by Treponema pallidum  Science Magazine · 6 days
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are ubiquitous within wild animal populations, yet it remains largely unknown whether animals evolved behavioral avoidance mechanisms in response to... more
[Reports] A once-a-month oral contraceptive  Science Magazine · 6 days
Poor patient adherence to oral contraceptives is the predominant cause of failure of these therapies, leading to unplanned pregnancies that can negatively affect female health worldwide. To improve patient adherence, we developed an oral contraceptive that is administered... more
Sexually transmitted diseases reduce the willingness of female baboons to mate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread among animals and humans. Humans, however, know a multitude of protective and hygienic measures to protect themselves from infection. An international... more
Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy more
Rural women experience higher rates pregnancy complications than urban peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Women in rural communities experience higher rates of life-threatening complications during or after childbirth than mothers in urban cities, a new study finds. more
Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers in Sweden and the UK have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused together into one, and has been found in two... more
Study finds major sex differences when considering link between psoriasis and metabolic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An analysis published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology revealed considerable sex differences when considering links between... more
Pregnant women do not meet nutritional recommendations, show studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a Maternal & Child Nutrition analysis of published studies on the dietary habits of women who were trying to conceive or were pregnant, most studies indicated that women do... more
Exposure to cooking fumes during pregnancy linked to higher risks of hyperactivity in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In pregnant women, exposure to cooking fumes was related to an increased risk of their children having hyperactivity behaviors at... more
Why some sperm swim in circles – it’s a protein defect  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in the journal PNAS shows that some sperm cannot swim straight because they lack a protein called VSP. This motility defect seriously... more
New project could mark a pivotal advancement in therapies to address male sterility  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from the University of Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have received a $2.9 million grant... more
Common cold virus could infect fetus via placenta  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
According to researchers, the common cold viruses are capable of infecting human placental cells and may thus transmit the infection to the fetus in the womb during pregnancy. The new study was... more
Medical News Today: Penile melanosis: What to know  MNT · 7 days
Penile melanosis is a benign condition that causes dark patches of skin to appear on the penis. Learn about its appearance and more in this article. more
Medical News Today: How to treat female hair loss  MNT · 7 days
Female hair loss happens for many reasons, including natural aging. We cover treatments for hair loss, tips for hair growth, and ways to cope with hair loss. more
Pot while pregnant: Doctors urge caution  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study. more
Harbor porpoise calves exposed to neurotoxic PCBs in mothers' milk  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Harbour porpoise calves around the UK are carrying a more neurotoxic cocktail of PCBs than their mothers, as females unknowingly detoxify themselves by transferring the chemicals while feeding... more
Pregnant women have a higher risk of delivering early on unseasonably hot days  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
About a quarter of children in the United States are born two to three weeks before their due date, which qualifies them... more
An ecofriendly method for curbing crop pests  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Moths and other winged insects, and particularly their larva, can become a problem for farmers, often causing major damage to crops. Pesticides help alleviate the problem, but they have also been strongly criticized. Pheromones... more
Female fish can breed a new species if they aren't choosy about who is Mr. Right  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male's colouring is attractive enough... more
Study: Complementary health approach is recommended by over half of U.S. office-based physicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown that more than half (53.1%) of office-based physicians in the U.S., across specialty areas, recommended at least... more
The neurobiological basis of gender dysphoria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new theory of gender dysphoria argues the symptoms of the condition are due to changes in network activity, rather than incorrect brain sex, according to new work. more
Daughters of women with PCOS five times more likely to develop the syndrome in adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Daughters of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome are five times more likely to be diagnosed with PCOS as... more
Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes,... more
Harbor porpoise calves exposed to neurotoxic PCBs in mothers' milk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Harbour porpoise calves around the UK are carrying a more neurotoxic cocktail of PCBs than their mothers, as females unknowingly detoxify themselves by transferring the chemicals while feeding... more
220-lb. 'Litter Ball' Found Inside a Dead Sperm Whale's Belly  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.' more
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the protein caused sperm to swim in circles, significantly reducing fertilization rates. VSP also controlled the influx of... more
Study shows perinatal outcomes following bariatric surgery between pregnancies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
During 2002-2014, there was a 13-fold increase in weight loss surgeries among women aged 15-44 years in New South Wales, Australia, and undergoing such surgery between a first and second... more
Biologists examine sperm quality on the basis of their metabolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Every tenth couple worldwide is affected by infertility. The reasons for this are manifold, but mostly well researched. Nevertheless, about fifteen percent of cases remain unexplained. A team... more
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team led by researchers from Osaka University identify a protein required for electrical signal sensing, which, when defective, causes sperm to swim in circles. more
Scientists race to document Puerto Rico's coastal heritage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a... more
Medical News Today: Do soft drinks affect women's bone health?  MNT · 1 week
People in the United States drink more than almost every other country. A new study asked if this might impact the bone health of postmenopausal women. more
Biologists examine sperm quality on the basis of their metabolism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every tenth couple worldwide is affected by infertility. The reasons for this are manifold, but mostly well researched. Nevertheless, about fifteen percent of cases remain unexplained. A team... more
Tinder is a waste of time for most people  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dating apps won't help you much if your goal is to have more relationships. You would probably succeed just as well—or poorly—without it. more
Ionizing radiation in the Chernobyl region lowers the population sizes of bank voles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Population sizes of bank voles are lower in the areas where radiation level in the environment is increased. In her dissertation at... more
Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study in rats shows that older mother rats develop poorer placentas which are in turn related... more
Medical News Today: UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know  MNT · 2 weeks
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and... more
Medical News Today: What to know about diphallia (double penis)  MNT · 2 weeks
Diphallia, or double penis, is a very rare genetic condition. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatment options, as well as its effects on a male's life, here. more
Medical News Today: Vasectomy side effects: Everything you need to know  MNT · 2 weeks
A vasectomy is a common surgical procedure that works as an effective form of male contraception. We look at side effects, risks, and recovery following on... more
Placenta changes in older mothers linked to greater odds of heart problems in male offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older mums more likely to develop heart problems in later life, rat study... more
HIV positive sperm bank launched in New Zealand  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In pursuit of greater acceptance for HIV positive people, an organization in New Zealand aspires to begin an HIV positive sperm bank called Sperm Positive. It will start by accepting sperms from... more
The homophobic and transphobic discrimination in sport  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The overarching aim of the Europe-wide joint project was to develop strategies and training measures in the field of sport in order to counter discrimination and violence related to sexual orientation or gender identity. more
The Placenta 'Invades' the Uterus in the Same Way Cancer Invades the Body  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The way human pregnancy works may make us more prone to malignant cancer than cows or horses. more
Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ostrich eggshell beads are some of the oldest ornaments made by humankind, and they can be found dating back at least 50,000 years in Africa. Previous... more
Linkage between evolution of pregnancy and cancer spread explained  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at Yale have explained a potentially important connection in the evolution of mammalian pregnancy and the spread of cancer. more
New wearable sensor for non-invasive gout detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Biomedical scientists are working hard to create more pain-free methods of disease detection and treatment. A simple blood test is highly informative but arouses intense anxiety in many people. Now a new paper published... more
New analysis shows three different, equally prevalent purposes behind sexting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Let's talk about sext. Sexting is extremely common among adults - but maybe not for the reasons you think. more
Losing Nemo: clownfish 'cannot adapt to climate change'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The star of Pixar's blockbuster "Finding Nemo" may be about to vanish again—this time for good—as its peculiar mating habits put it at risk from climate change, scientists said on Tuesday. more
Hibernating mammals arouse hope for genetic solutions to obesity, metabolic diseases  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hibernation is one of nature's strangest quirks, inducing bears and other mammals to pack on massive weight—amounts that would be unhealthy for humans—so they can survive... more
Financially dependent men's health may be affected based on their gender ideology views  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As it becomes more common for women to be the breadwinner of their family, men's health may be affected depending on their views on... more
Women are hit harder by climate change—and they are starting to fight back  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Planting mangrove trees on the shores of Vietnam is helping protect against global warming—and also sowing the seeds of female empowerment. more
Who profits? An analysis of the income-generating activities under the Green Morocco Plan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since 2005, major donors have been expanding Morocco's programs to combat poverty, social exclusion and gender inequality. However, despite newly designed programs... more
Anchored by a dense neighborhood: What stops cells from going astray  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The proteins that constitute the extracellular matrix surrounding a cell exist as fibers. How the spacing between these matrix protein fibers affect clustering of the cell... more
Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If only we could win millions on the lottery—or failing that, at least convince our boss to give us a massive raise. And then, if we could just... more
A gender lens is essential to sustaining peace: Evidence from Mozambique  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite decades of relative peace and recent efforts to promote gender equality, women and girls in Mozambique continue to experience a disproportionate amount of insecurity. A... more
Community-based clinics and clinicians play key role in reshaping LGBT mental health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research reveals that community-based clinics and clinicians play an essential role in reshaping both mental health care for LGBT people and... more
Can women adapt to climate change?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on November 25, 2019, says that women may be unable to change their mode of survival to adapt to climate change and resulting alterations in socioeconomic... more
Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
During pregnancy, everything taken in by the mother crosses the placenta. Opioid use during pregnancy is tied to changes in the baby’s brain, a new study found. more
Women may be preferentially underdiagnosed for obstructive sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been considered a predominantly male disease. While more women have been diagnosed with OSA in recent years, the numbers remain disproportionate, with 3-to-5 times more... more
Why women select college majors with lower earnings potential  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors... more
Why women select college majors with lower earnings potential  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors... more
Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women's appearance enhancement is driven partly by status anxiety and income inequality, according to new research. more
Study examines women's ability to adapt effectively to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research suggests that male migration and poor working conditions for women combine with institutional failure or poverty to hamper women's ability to adapt to climate variability and... more
Environmental stress weakens women's ability to adapt to climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research led by the University of East Anglia suggests that male migration and poor working conditions for women combine with institutional failure or poverty to hamper women's... more
Study tracks genomic changes that reinforce darter speciation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When they share habitat, orangethroat and rainbow darters tend to avoid one another, even though they are closely related and can produce "hybrid" offspring. The males compete with males of their own... more
World's first surgical navigation system for fetal surgery developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The placenta of every expectant mother is located in a different place, its blood vessels are never the same and its connection to the fetus and the umbilical cord also... more
Progressive gender views may protect health of financially dependent men  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As it becomes more common for women to be the breadwinner of their family, men's health may be affected depending on their views on gender ideology, according to... more
Study: Ketamine Decreases Alcohol Consumption in Male Rats  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The drug ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats that previously had consumed high amounts of alcohol when given... more
Study examines women's ability to adapt effectively to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that male migration and poor working conditions for women combine with institutional failure or poverty to hamper... more
Sexually dimorphic gene found to affect sexual receptivity for female fish  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A peptide expressed in the brains of fish helps to determine the different mating behaviors of the two sexes, RIKEN and University of Tokyo scientists have... more
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