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KTU students design new belt to monitor the fetus during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) BeltaMom has designed a belt for pregnant women that monitors the condition of the fetus from... more
New book offers a global and historic understanding of the term 'race'  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Race is not just skin color but is actually a collection of other elements, such as language, access to resources and life experiences, that... more
Low-protein diet throughout pregnancy and lactation may increase risk of liver damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A study in rats examines a pathway through which protein deficiency during pregnancy leads to fat accumulation in the liver and increased risk of... more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
New research shows, contrary to previous scientific belief, a hormone required for sexual maturity in insects cannot travel across the blood-brain barrier unless aided by a... more
Researchers identify key personality correlates of interpersonal sexual objectification  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Several personality traits related to psychopathy -- especially being openly antagonistic -- predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory University. more
New study shows why women have to be likeable, and men don't  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new study in The Economic Journal finds that likeability is an influencing factor in interactions between women, as well as interactions between men... more
Study evaluates the impact of prostate cancer treatment decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function... more
Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and... more
Study examines brain link to STI/HIV sexual risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have... more
Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
An important randomized trial shows that when vitamin D is supplemented at high doses in the last three months of pregnancy, there is a fall in... more
Study calls for complete review of national support services for male survivors of sexual violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
The sentencing of Reynhard Sinaga, the most prolific convicted rapist in British history, who preyed on largely straight... more
Rigid adherence to masculine norms may lead to more severe PTSD symptoms in veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional... more
The sexes have equal spatial cognition skills  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Men are not better than women at spatial cognition -- such as map reading -- is the principal finding from ground-breaking work. more
Conforming to traditionally “masculine” traits worsens PTSD symptoms among veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Personality traits traditionally considered “masculine” are encouraged during military training. more
Dating a Galaxy Crash  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way probably approximately 11.5 billion years ago. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar... more
Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The classic symptoms of menopause – hot flashes, sleeplessness, and vaginal dryness – have typically been treated with estrogen therapy. Studies published today report that non-hormonal options are effective, too. more
With a protein 'delivery,' parasite can suppress its host's immune response  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Toxoplasma gondii is best known as the parasite that may lurk in a cat's litter box. Nearly a third of the world's population is believed to... more
Female bigamists often treated lightly by judges, researcher finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When "Britain's most notorious bigamist," Emily Horne, was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence in 2009 for marrying five times without ever divorcing, her gender caught many off guard. more
What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 days  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the... more
Jewel beetles' sparkle helps them hide in plain sight  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Bright colors are often considered an evolutionary tradeoff in the animal kingdom. Yes, a male peacock's colorful feathers may help it attract a mate, but they also make it more... more
Study highlights persistent unexplained gender differences in pay for physicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
When taking into account factors such as work-life balance, the pay difference between new male and female physicians is still largely unaccounted for, according to findings that were... more
New method could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a usual management setting, after a person has had a heart attack or stroke, algorithmic risk models are used to calculate the risk of death... more
Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research. more
New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-;an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care-;today announced the recipients of... more
A common hub for sleep and motor control in the substantia nigra  Science Magazine · 5 days
The arousal state of the brain covaries with the motor state of the animal. How these state changes are coordinated remains unclear. We discovered... more
Transcriptional scanning in the sperm may regulate rate of human evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to... more
Book chronicles history of gender-neutral pronouns, from Shakespeare to email  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Email signatures are almost as likely to include the preferred gender pronouns of the senders as they are their names and titles. The declaration of preferred pronouns is... more
Women-only business groups marginalize and fail to empower members  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and instead serve to marginalise further the very people they seek to help. more
Researchers analyze how the brain processes rewards  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from HSE University, Skoltech and the University of Toronto analyzed data from 190 fMRI studies and found out that food, sex and money implicate similar brain regions whereas different types of reward favor... more
Hot flashes associated with decreased verbal memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. more
Scanning system in sperm may control rate of human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to the next... more
Jewel beetles' sparkle helps them hide in plain sight  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Bright colors are often considered an evolutionary tradeoff in the animal kingdom. Yes, a male peacock's colorful feathers may help it attract a mate, but they also make it more... more
Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome experience poor health and quality of life into their late forties, according to new research published in the Endocrine... more
Clays in Antarctica from millions of years ago reveal past climate changes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Members of the TASMANDRAKE research group of the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT), which pertains to the University of Granada and CSIC, have published... more
Hot flashes impair memory performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes are associated with decreased verbal memory and with alterations... more
Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
During the early summer, corals simultaneously release tiny balls composed of sperms and eggs, known as bundles, that float to the ocean surface. Here the bundles open, allowing... more
US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Trump administration has published new visa rules aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism more
US to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism more
Having children and breastfeeding lowers risk of premature menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open reports that early menopause is less likely to happen in women who have had one or more pregnancies that went... more
What it's like to live without a sense of smell  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the... more
US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism more
[Focus] Deep phenotyping during pregnancy for predictive and preventive medicine  Science Magazine · 6 days
Deep phenotyping during pregnancy offers an opportunity to define the antecedents of lifelong health and wellness, and to improve pregnancy outcomes. more
Performance and age only partially explain gender pay gap for New Zealand researchers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Over her lifetime, the average female scientific researcher at a New Zealand university earns about NZ$400,000 less than her male counterparts, and... more
Blood tests can predict timing of menopause for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... more
Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A pilot study conducted by INRS researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty. more
Men in the UK could be allowed to donate sperm after death  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new analysis concludes that sperm donations taken from men after death are morally permissible. more
Debate continues over donor sperm from deceased men  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics continues to defend the concept of sperm donation from dead men, in order to improve sperm quality, and quantity. This would go... more
Antenatal depression on the rise in low and middle-income countries, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Women in low and medium-income countries struggle with many health issues in pregnancy and childbirth, but little attention is given to antenatal depression -... more
Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nightclubs and bars must create a supportive environment that cracks down on unwanted sexual attention and allows women to enjoy their nights out, according... more
Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?  MNT · 1 week
A new review investigates sex differences in cardiometabolic disorders. The authors conclude that women are more at risk of receiving the wrong treatment. more
Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, which normally occurs in their 50s. The time at which a woman undergoes menopause may indicate future health status,... more
Mothers who smoke, drink alcohol during pregnancy increase risk for SIDS 12-fold  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also called crib death or cot death, is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant less than one-year-old.... more
Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed... more
Female chimps with powerful moms are less likely to leave home  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In chimpanzee society, males spend their entire lives in the group where they were born, cooperating to defend their territory, while females tend to move away.... more
Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)... more
Jumbo undertaking: Elephant milk under the microscope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a recent sunny day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a team of specialized zookeepers collected breast milk samples from two female elephants nursing their 1-year-old calves. Unlike the mechanical breast pumps... more
Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A large Danish study has shown that fish oil supplements taken by healthy men of the reproductive age could help improve their testicular function... more
Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Singing sparrows are no different. Duke University-led research reveals that elderly... more
Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Songbirds are no different. New research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows... more
Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis,... more
Microbiomes may have considerable impact on animal fertility and reproduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain... more
Medical News Today: Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?  MNT · 2 weeks
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. more
Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new Portland State... more
Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study. more
Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they're often using gear that has been designed for a male body. more
Estrogen plays a role in expansion of liver metastases in non-sex-specific cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is known that the tumor microenvironment plays an important role in the progression of cancer. But could estrogen present in this microenvironment facilitate... more
Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults more
New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a highly contagious infection usually transmitted through body fluids during sexual contact,... more
"Jumping genes" within eggs determine their survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Females are born with a finite supply of eggs and with age the genetic quality of the eggs decline say researchers from Carnegie Institute. The study from researchers Marla Tharp, Safia Malki, and Alex... more
Medical News Today: Demisexuality: What to know  MNT · 2 weeks
People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here. more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brightly colored male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to new research. more
Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees. These are the results from a new... more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone, says a new study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brightly coloured male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to... more
Women who have more sex less likely to have early menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women who have sex more are at a reduced risk of experiencing early menopause, a new study found. The new finding raises the possibility of lifestyle... more
Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns  NPR · 2 weeks
Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then... more
Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a... more
Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a... more
Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered gender-based differences in response to therapeutic oxytocin treatment in cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. Oxytocin has been shown previously to function as... more
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of breast cancer?  MNT · 2 weeks
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments. more
Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures... more
Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do female insects manage to keep sperm fresh for months after mating? This has been a central question for the sperm biologists of the Chair of Applied Zoology headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhardt. Now the scientists... more
Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By applying a novel method, biologists have successfully analyzed the metabolism of intact tissues of the fruit fly using a label-free microscopy technique. They used the natural fluorescence of certain metabolic molecules and found that sperm, compared to... more
Meet the narwhal, 'unicorn of the sea'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Narwhals are often called the unicorns of the sea. The long tusk of the male narwhal sets these whales apart, but it's not the only thing that makes Monodon monoceros among the most intriguing... more
Helmet trouble strikes second all-female spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two NASA astronauts ventured out Wednesday on a second all-female spacewalk to finish upgrades to the International Space Station's power grid, but quickly ran into a helmet problem. more
Is there implicit gender bias in the field of economics?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the field of economics, seminars serve as the platform through which researchers disseminate new work, practitioners test out new theories, and young people network and find jobs.... more
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. more
Having less sex linked to earlier menopause  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some form of sex less than monthly, according to a new... more
What keeps couples together  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In mammals, pair bonds are very rare, one of the few exceptions being red titi monkeys. Researchers have now investigated how pair relationships work in titi monkeys. Their results support the 'male-services hypothesis': Males provide a useful service by taking... more
'Amazing': New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive. Just two animals remain, and both... more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
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