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Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

... After extended courtship interactions, the two sexes sometimes engaged in electrical "duets" of alternating rasps and bursts. By studying the buzzes of electric fish, researchers hope to gain new insights into the evolution of animals' breeding behavior and communication. The new study suggests t...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...ief touch of the single opening that birds of both sexes have for disposing of waste and that both eggs and sperm come out of. Brennan noted that in many species, females choose a mate after he puts on an elaborate courtship display, and breeding pairs are often monogamous. An exception is ducks -- esp...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

...e or belief compared with men, but smokers of both sexes who smoked more than 15 cigarettes per day were more likely to be open to having their health care provider encourage them to use their own (the patient's) spiritual practice to assist in a quit attempt. "Our findings suggest that although not all ...

International Day Of Action For Women's Health - 2007

...ties of women's daily lives. Asymmetry between the sexes seriously impedes the ability of women to exercise their right to health. The WGNRR defines sexual and reproductive rights as a series of interrelated, basic human rights which enable women to have safe, responsible and fulfilling sex lives and th...

Cultural Bias Against Women Hampering Fight Against AIDS in Africa

...greater social and economic inequality between the sexes directly correlated to the HIV risk faced by African women. "Despite the differences in the two countries, the women in the samples have very similar demographics ... they were poorer, had a greater number of dependents, were less educated and were...

Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life

...ced progeny types--yellow-throated lizards of both sexes with barred backs, orange-throated males with striped backs, and blue-throated females with striped backs. 'The frequencies of yellow and orange were both increasing in the wild that year, so the females exposed to orange neighbors and yellow sires...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...ief touch of the single opening that birds of both sexes have for disposing of waste and that both eggs and sperm come out of. Brennan noted that in many species, females choose a mate after he puts on an elaborate courtship display, and breeding pairs are often monogamous. An exception is ducks -- esp...

20-year Study Shows Significant Rise in Childhood Obesity, Especially Among Girls

...an 30 in 2002, compared with one per cent for both sexes in 1982. Nearly a third of ten year-old girls (30 per cent) and a fifth of ten year-old boys (21 per cent) had a BMI of more than 25 in 2002, compared with 14 per cent of girls and eight per cent of boys in 1982. Five per cent of the ten-year-old g...

Indian Doctors Return Home from Britain, More on the Way

...35, but some cases are seen in the early 40s. Both sexes are equally affected. It is endemic in east London, but sporadic cases can be seen all over Britain. It is mostly found in immigrants from the Indian subcontinent." His treatment for the PPUD Syndrome: "Love and a healing touch. Patients should be ...

Attractive Male Not Only Attracts but Stimulates

...han those that saw lower quality competitors. Both sexes are unconsciously using visual cues to increase their likely mating opportunities. For females, this means maximising the quality of potential mates and for males, this means delaying maturity until there is less competition from more attractive ma...

European Medical Research Still Ignoring Women

...required to ensure that sufficient numbers of both sexes were included in any piece of research, or that any potential benefits or harms did not unfairly affect either sex. Only Sweden had clear national guidelines on these issues. The authors conclude that despite the existence of a European Union pol...

Americans in Dark About Shingles

...rding to Tyring. Although the disease affects the sexes equally, its greater impact on older adults should capture the attention of women. “Women make up more than 60 percent of population 85 years and older, so any condition that is prone to strike older people is of special concern to women,” said Phyl...

HIV Awareness Hazy in 73% of Youth

...the Social Assessment of HIV/AIDS in India. Both sexes are ill informed about HIV/AIDS and protective measures, with girls scoring highest in ignorance and boys, having all the wrong information. Among the sexes, boys were seen to be more sexually active; alarmingly 73 per cent of the youth housed misco...

Colonoscopy Aids Early Detection of Colon Cancer

...he third most-commonly diagnosed cancer among both sexes in the U.S. Each year about 60,000 new cases are detected among people over 65 years. The researchers opine that even a small increase in the percentage of early diagnosis can have a significant impact in treatment of colorectal cancer; rise in ear...

Incidence Of Skin, Prostate And Breast Cancers Increasing By The Day

...nces, incidence of skin cancer is climbing in both sexes - more men are facing prostate cancer, while more women are diagnosed with breast cancer. “There are a variety of factors that may explain these numbers,” says study author Elizabeth Ward. “Cancer trends over time could reflect changes in exposure ...

Gender Might Have a Say in How Your Child Speaks

...ir use of language, Ullman said. “Although the two sexes seem to be doing the same thing, and doing it equally well, they are using two different neurocognitive brain processes to do it,’ Ullman said. “This is a novel and exciting fining.” Source-Eurekalert SRM...

Women Are More At Risk For PTSD Than Men

...D rates were still higher for women even when both sexes were compared on the same type of trauma. "PTSD may be diagnosed more in women in part because of the criteria used to define it. Cognitive and emotional responses to traumatic events make a diagnosis of PTSD more likely. So even though men may exp...

Increasing awareness of sexually transmitted infection chlamydia

...ious in causing serious setbacks to health in both sexes is now more discussed// about and people seem to be aware of it more and more. according to figures released this week in a report published by the Office for National Statistics which shows that one out of five women between the ages of 16 and 49 do...

Risk of Suicide in Cancer Patients

...ver cancer and myeloma. The study found that both sexes were more likely to commit suicide if their cancer had already spread from its primary site to distant organs. NL...

Increased Risk of Bowel cancer after Menopause

...r." He said that the best recommendation for both sexes was to see their doctor about any symptoms like rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss and anaemia, specifically iron-deficiency anaemia. He also recommended that they should get tested as part of the national screening program lau...

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