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Thousands of 'penis fish' exposed on California beach  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Thousands of marine worms dubbed "penis fish" for their shape and color appeared this week on a California beach after a strong winter storm exposed them. more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An Antarctic field campaign last winter led by the US and Australia has successfully extracted some of the largest samples of air dating from... more
Menopause hormones causing breast cancer risks that may last decades  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
Moongoose females compete over reproduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study on wild banded mongooses reveals that females may use spontaneous abortion to cope with reproductive competition, and to save their energy for future breeding attempts in better conditions. more
Medical News Today: How diet may lead to insomnia  MNT · 2 days
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. more
Leaving home is beneficial for male squirrels but not for females, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the world of squirrels, moving away from your home turf has better outcomes for males than for females, according to a... more
NIH director pledges to move quickly on recommendations to stop sexual harassment  Science Magazine · 2 days
Advisory group calls for wide-ranging changes to policies for labs receiving NIH grants that would parallel process for research misconduct more
Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure; protecting individuals and families in genetic and psychiatric research, considerations for including pregnant women in research. more
Moongoose females compete over reproduction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, followed a population of wild banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in western Uganda for 15 years, using ultrasound imaging to track which females became pregnant and which carried to full term. They... more
Teacher bias devalues math skills of girls and students of color, research finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New USC research into how teachers evaluate the mathematical ability of students suggests that white teachers and teachers of color alike have... more
Medical News Today: What are the stages of puberty?  MNT · 2 days
Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves. more
10-year results from clinical trial of extended letrozole therapy for women with HR+ breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for... more
New research seeks to improve safety equipment for pregnant women  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
As technology advances in the things we use every day, it's generally accepted they also become safer. But according to one engineer, that may not be true for... more
Medical News Today: What to know about HCG pregnancy tests  MNT · 3 days
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of... more
Medical News Today: What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion  MNT · 3 days
An abortion is unlikely to affect a woman’s fertility or future pregnancies. Also, it is possible to become pregnant shortly after an abortion. Learn... more
Medical News Today: Folate vs. folic acid: What to know  MNT · 3 days
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both... more
Short-lived light sources discovered in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A project lead by an international team of researchers use publicly available data with images of the sky dating as far back as the 1950s to try to detect and analyse objects that have... more
Anastrozole can be preventive drug-of-choice for women with high breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Queen Mary University of London professor leading an international breast cancer study says anastrozole - rather than tamoxifen - should be the preventive drug-of-choice for... more
The 'right' whale to save  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
You may have heard that Earth's current sixth mass extinction stems from human causes, but what does this actually look like? I present to you Exhibit A: North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), a species disappearing at an... more
How interacting with females increases aggression in male fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
You probably behave differently when you are having a bad day than during a great one. For example, while you might politely smile at a neighbor you dislike... more
World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. more
Medical News Today: STDs: How do you get one?  MNT · 4 days
People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here. more
Medical News Today: What does it mean to be asexual?  MNT · 4 days
Asexuality is a sexual orientation that involves a lack of sexual attraction. This article looks at what it means to be on the asexual spectrum. more
Medical News Today: Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more  MNT · 4 days
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments. more
UBC researchers develop innovative model to map the impact of trauma on pregnant woman  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As technology advances in the things we use every day, it's generally accepted they also become safer. But according to... more
Leopard slugs mate in the most beautifully bizarre way – and nobody knows why  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Under the cover of night, two large leopard slugs begin to court, circling each other, before climbing single-file up a... more
Nano-sized vesicles released by bacteria may protect against HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection, suggests a study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National... more
Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Female grape berry moths are the biggest insect threat to wine grapes in the eastern U.S. The moths lay their eggs on grapes and, once hatched, the larvae penetrate the skin, then... more
Transplant patient finds out his DNA has been replaced by that of his donor  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A bone marrow transplant recipient later found out that the DNA in his blood and semen had been replaced by... more
It's time to stop viewing dating apps as a risk, experts report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Australians using online dating apps understand the risks involved and are sharing new skills for pursuing safe interactions, an Australia-wide report has found. more
Study uses machine learning and health data to identify suicide risk factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 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
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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
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