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2009-08-24 23:15:22

Women are more risk averse than men when it comes to making important financial decisions, which in turn can affect their career choices, U.S. researchers say. Paola Sapienza of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Dario Maestripieri of the University of Chicago measured testosterone levels in saliva samples and markers of prenatal testosterone such as finger length from some 500 MBA students at...

2009-08-24 14:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle of the sexes rages on, this time from the trading floor. While there has long been debate about the social and biological differences between men and women, new research by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago's Department of Comparative Human Development explores how the hormone testosterone plays an important role in gender differences in...

2009-08-17 15:54:10

 As a new mother herself, Brenda Lohman admits to being shocked by the results of a new study she co-authored. It found that among nearly 1,000 low-income families in three major cities, one in four children between the ages of 11 and 16 reported having sex, with their first sexual intercourse experience occurring at the average age of 12.77."So if 12 years was the average age here, that meant that some kids were starting at 10 or younger," said Lohman, an Iowa State University associate...

2009-08-10 15:01:22

Even with growing progress toward gender equality in the workplace, women continue to carry the most responsibility for family care, a load that according to a new study could indicate why women report more sleep disruption than men. The research led by David Maume, a University of Cincinnati professor of sociology and director of the UC Kunz Center for Research in Work, Family and Gender, UC graduate student Rachel A. Sebastian and Miami University (Ohio) graduate student Anthony R. Bardo,...

2009-06-09 00:57:50

Both boys and girls have learning issues, but those affecting boys in school are more serious and have been neglected, a U.S. researcher says. Judith Kleinfeld of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, reviewed gender differences in literacy levels, college entrance tests, school grades, engagement in school, dropout rates, as well mental health, suicide, depression and conduct disorders. The study, published in the journal Gender Issues, found that compared with girls, U.S. boys have lower...

2009-05-25 07:54:43

It is well known that people use head motion during conversation to convey a range of meanings and emotions, and that women use more active head motion when conversing with each other than men use when they talk with each other.When women and men converse together, the men use a little more head motion and the women use a little less. But the men and women might be adapting because of their gender-based expectations or because of the movements they perceive from each other.What would happen...

2009-02-12 09:14:06

Women have traditionally been viewed as being more social and cooperative than men. However, there is recent evidence that this may not be the case. In fact, studies have shown that men maintain larger social networks with other males compared to women and tend to have longer lasting friendships with members of the same-sex than do women. Psychologist Joyce F. Benenson from Emmanuel College, along with her colleagues from Harvard University and the Universite du Quebec a Montreal wanted to...

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2009-01-20 14:11:21

New research may be able to explain why men are more capable of watching what they eat than women. Women's brains are at fault, researchers said in their report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "There is something going on in the female," lead researcher Gene-Jack Wang, of Brookhaven National Laboratory, told the Associated Press. "The signal is so much different." He and his colleagues compared the results of positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans from...

2009-01-12 09:40:07

If you're over 45 and need a kidney, it's better to be a man. According to Johns Hopkins researchers, older women are significantly less likely to receive a donated kidney than older men. Similar results were not seen, however, for younger women, who were just as likely as younger men to receive a donated organ. The study involved an analysis of more than 560,000 patients who were diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease between 2000 and 2005. While men and women ages 18 to 45 had similar...

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2008-11-18 08:00:00

Results of a recent survey of sexual attitudes among boys and girls has led British researchers to recommended that health care providers include discussions about alcohol when talking about sexual health with adolescents. "We must ensure that alcohol education is a key element of sex education and help young people to realize the vulnerability to sexual ill health alcohol abuse can create," Dr. Mark Hayter of the University of Sheffield in the UK, who worked on the study, told Reuters....


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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