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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Women in Poor Areas Twice as Likely to Develop Clinical Anxiety as Men

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women living in poor areas in the UK are almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as women in richer areas. However, whether men lived in poorer or richer areas made no difference to their ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

Lightness/darkness of Skin Affects Male Immigrants' Likelihood of Gaining Employment

Aug. 24, 2015 — Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new ... read more

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

How Nations' Policies Affect Mothers' Ability to Balance Work-Family Life

Aug. 23, 2015 — When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States' work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple ... read more

Unmarried Women: Politically Cohesive, More Concerned About Women's Status

Aug. 22, 2015 — Why do unmarried women tend to be more liberal and Democratic than their married counterparts? A key reason is because unmarried women -- those who have never been married and those who are divorced ... read more

Women More Likely Than Men to Initiate Divorces, but Not Non-Marital Breakups

Aug. 22, 2015 — Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — While past research on the question has been mixed, a new study suggests that women in the military are at no greater risk than men for developing posttraumatic stress disorder, given similar ... read more

Complete Resection of High-Grade Brain Cancer Yields Better Survival in Children -- Especially Girls

Aug. 18, 2015 — For children with aggressive brain cancers called high-grade gliomas, the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer, reports a new ... read more

Dream of Feeling Less Tired? The Trick Comes With Age

Aug. 17, 2015 — The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the ... read more

Even as Two-Year-Olds, Girls Are More Independent, Sociable, Study Suggests

Aug. 17, 2015 — Girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys, a new Norwegian study shows. Both Norwegian and international research shows that girls have better language and ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

Behaviors Linked to Adult Crime Differ Between Abused Boys and Girls, Study Finds

Aug. 11, 2015 — Troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can predict later criminal activity, and those indicators differ between boys and girls, new research shows. Elementary-aged boys who show ... read more

Analysis of Men's and Women's Tennis Performance Finds Differences from Match Format

Aug. 9, 2015 — Quantitative analysis of the performance of men and women professional tennis players over the past five completed seasons shows for the first time that evidence of inconsistency in women's play ... read more

Kindergarten Boys Less Interested in Language Activities, Study Indicates

Aug. 7, 2015 — A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys. As a result boys may receive less linguistic stimulation and become less prepared ... read more

Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015 — Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences. According to the study, men favor ... read more

How New Moms Assess Their Partners' Ability to Parent

Aug. 4, 2015 — New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research ... read more

Depressed Females Have Over-Active Glutamate Receptor Gene

July 30, 2015 — Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher ... read more

Study Finds Unexpected Biases Against Teen Girls' Leadership

July 28, 2015 — Are today's teen girls poised to close the gender gap tomorrow? A new research report suggests that teen girls face a powerful barrier to leadership: gender ... read more

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