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2013-12-10 10:18:04

Gender discrepancies have persisted for more than a decade in infectious disease research Women scientists specializing in infectious disease research have fewer studies funded than men, and receive less funding across most topic areas in the specialty than their male peers, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. These gender discrepancies have remained broadly unchanged for more than a decade, the findings show. Attempts should be made to explore the reasons behind...

Male Female Brains Complimentary
2013-12-03 08:37:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Men and women have ‘striking’ differences in their neural wiring that might explain some of the behavioral differences between the two sexes, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. The study was one of the largest to date to create to compare the connectomes, neural maps of the brain, of men and women. The results revealed that men have far greater neural connectivity from...

Nosey Research Shows That Men Have Larger Noses Than Women
2013-11-19 04:48:58

[ Watch the Video: Why Do Most Men Have Bigger Noses Than Women? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The average male nose is approximately 10 percent larger than the typical female proboscis, and the difference is likely due to the different builds and energy demands of the two genders, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The size-difference holds true in populations of European descent, and the reason is that...

Depression Symptoms Men
2013-08-29 12:04:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says the traditional tools used to diagnose depression work best with women, but leave many depression cases in men undiscovered. However, when doctors expanded the symptoms of depression to include aggression, substance abuse and risky behavior, they discovered that men were just as likely to be depressed as women. It’s currently believed that women are up to 70 percent more likely than men to be diagnosed with major...

2013-07-18 23:26:34

Without a doubt, “X” does make a difference. The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) held its 4th annual "What a Difference an X Makes: The State of Women’s Health Research" scientific conference at the Pew Charitable Trust Conference Center, Washington DC, July 18th -19th; to increase awareness and urgency about the importance of sex differences in chronic disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and to ultimately transform disease research to accelerate...

2013-04-04 16:15:46

Review finds that men still have better spatial ability than women -- this may be explained by individual differences in gender-role identification The observation that males appear to be superior to females in some fields of academic study has prompted a wealth of research hoping to shed light on whether this is attributable to nature or nurture. Although there is no difference in general intelligence between the sexes, studies over the past 35 years have consistently found that overall...

Gender Differences In Illness And Medical Treatment
2013-03-23 05:57:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether perusing the shelves of your local bookstore, watching commercials during your favorite television program, or just opening your eyes, the evidence that men and women are distinctly different and unique animals is seemingly everywhere. Researchers in the field of epidemiology have understood this truth but couldn't necessarily provide proof of it, until now. In fact, the male of the species has been the benchmark by which...

Gender Differences Impact Diagnosis of Depression
2012-11-15 15:42:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Men are from mars, women are from Venus” is the title of a book written by John Gray, a relationship counselor and author from the United States. Gray highlighted how relationship problems between males and females could be caused by gender differences, especially in terms of how each handles stress differently. The idea of male and female differences can be seen in a new study from the University of...

2012-09-18 23:02:59

Almost 60% of females would rather die than live knowing they were responsible for another´s death a Tellwut survey finds. Only 44% of men felt the same way, in the online survey which asked “If you were involved in a fatal car crash where the passenger was killed and the driver survived and the crash was a result of driver error, would you prefer to be the driver or the passenger?" (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 57% of close to 5,000 voters preferred to be the driver and live....

Alzheimer’s Disease Affects More Women Than Men
2012-09-06 08:39:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently created a set of recommendations for future research possibilities regarding the reasons behind Alzheimer´s disease (AD) for women. According to the medical experts, almost two-thirds of people in the U.S. have the disorder. As a result, the Society for Women´s Health Research (SWHR) decided to have an interdisciplinary roundtable of individuals from clinical medicine, industry, government and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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