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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Researchers Reveal Connection Between Female Estrogen Cycle, Addictive Potential of Cocaine

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain’s reward ... read more

Male Firefighters Not at Increased Risk of Divorce, Research Shows

Dec. 20, 2016 — Typing “divorce rates for firefighters” into a search engine brings up page after page of scary statistics that suggest the people who willingly run into burning buildings have unstable ... read more

Interest, Skills and Belief in Own Abilities Steer Youngsters Towards STEM Jobs

Dec. 5, 2016 — The fact that many young women do not pursue a career in the 'STEM' fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics may have its roots in gender stereotypes. These not only ... read more

Beyond Play: Sociologist Explores How Toys Fuel Stereotypes

Nov. 30, 2016 — Encouraging children to enjoy a wide variety of toys allows them to develop fully, according to one ... read more

Marijuana Use Gender Gap Widens, Mainly Among Low-Income

Nov. 29, 2016 — Americans have experienced a six percent increase in pot use among men earning less than $20,000, corresponding to rising unemployment rate during the Great Recession, a new report ... read more

Voice Appeal: Men and Women Perceive Consonants Differently

Nov. 29, 2016 — Researchers have used new data about the vocal attractiveness of consonants. Vowels are already well studied and there are several acoustic cues intrinsic to vowels -- such as pitch -- that effect ... read more

How to Avoid Feeling Depressed on Facebook

Nov. 28, 2016 — Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline, investigators ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of ... read more

Children Learn Early on That Scientists Are Men

Nov. 22, 2016 — When children were asked to draw a scientist, a bald, middle-aged man in a white coat was most often depicted. Why is that? A group of science communication researchers discovered that children ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an ... read more

Charter Schools Enroll More Girls, With Boys More Likely to Leave

Nov. 16, 2016 — Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — Children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race, research shows. It also reveals that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Smoke or Are Overweight See Less Symptom Improvement With Treatment

Nov. 15, 2016 — Smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — What's in a tweet? From gender to education, the words used on social media carry impressions to others. Using publicly available tweets, social psychologists and computer scientists are helping ... read more

Nov. 11, 2016 — Traumatic stress affects the brains of adolescent boys and girls differently, according to a new brain-scanning study. Among youth with post-traumatic stress disorder, the study found structural ... read more

Male Athletes More Likely to Choke Under Pressure

Nov. 10, 2016 — Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to research as part of a study of men's and women's Grand Slam Tennis tournament ... read more

More Women Sexually Active Into Old Age

Nov. 9, 2016 — Multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh decade of life. A new study suggests, however, that at least one in seven women aged 65 to 79 years has ... read more

Who Has the Better Memory, Men or Women?

Nov. 9, 2016 — Middle-aged women may remember more than men, but their memory fades as estrogen levels decline, report ... read more

An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/gender Influences on Nervous System Function

Nov. 7, 2016 — Following decades of clinical research largely excluding females, scientists are finding that there are large differences in men and women that go well beyond their reproductive systems. Now, the ... read more

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