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Social class, gender and ethnic group determine adolescents' sexual-affective education

This release is available in Spanish . The social class, the gender and the ethnic group are three essential dimensions, not only in the social differentiation, but also in the affective sexual education of the adolescents, where it is necessary to take part in order to promote sexual and...

Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue

Suffering a stroke can have a profound effect on relationships and lead to significant changes in how couples relate to each other on a physical, psychological, social and emotional level, according a study in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing . Researchers from Northern Irelan...

Male or female? Coloring provides gender cues

Montreal, May 27, 2009 -- Our brain is wired to identify gender based on facial cues and coloring, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vision . Psychology Professor Frdric Gosselin and his Universit de Montral team found the luminescence of the eyebrow and mouth region is vital i...

A Call to Action: NGOs Working in Blindness Prevention and Treatment Convene Special Forum to Address Gender and Eye Health

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Seva Foundation: WHAT: Leading U.S.-based eye care NGOs are collaborating to host, "Seeing Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global Blindness and Care." The inaugural Gender and Eye Health advocacy...

Morehead Presents Webinar on "He Said...She Said: How Gender Differences Impact Physician Engagement"

This is Part II of II Part Webinar Series on "How Generation and Gender Impact Physician Engagement" Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 -- Morehead, the human capital research firm, will host a webinar titled "He Said...She Said: How Gender Differences...

Pregnant? Curious About the Baby's Gender? Know if It's a Boy or Girl at Six Weeks With IntelliGender's(R) In-Home Gender Prediction Test(TM) Now Available at All Walgreens Stores

Experience the joy of discovery with an affordable, at home, test. Achieve immediate results using the IntelliGender(R) Gender Prediction Test(TM) DALLAS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens, the nation's largest drug store chain with nearly 6,700 stores will carry IntelliGender(R), LLC's ( ...

His and hers: Study examines the role of gender in the stigma of mental illness

The mentally ill don't get a fair shake in this country. Many employers don't want to hire them, and health insurers don't want to treat their illnesses. Even within their own communities and families, the mentally ill are often treated with contempt and outright anger. There have been many effort...

Social Class, Gender Won't Shield Smokers from Harm

Study finds affluent professionals, women had no survival advantage over others WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Affluent professionals who smoke have higher death rates than low-paid nonsmokers of the same sex, according to British researchers. They conclude that smoking may...

An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction

A paper published online by the journal Circulation on 8 December 2008 concluded that, while men and women have a similar in-hospital death rate following acute myocardial infarction, women with STEMI had an adjusted mortality rate almost twice as high as men (10.2% versus 5.5%). These differenc...

Psychologists report that a gender gap in spatial skills starts in infancy

Men tend to perform better than women at tasks that require rotating an object mentally, studies have indicated. Now, developmental psychologists at Pitzer College and UCLA have discovered that this type of spatial skill is present in infancy and can be found in boys as young as 5 months old. ...

UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project. The award is the largest ever received by UNC. The award funds the monit...

TV Commercials Color Gender Choices for Careers

Study finds stereotypes remain, men more influenced by scenes about jobs WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- The way that men and women are portrayed in television commercials can have a major impact on how people behave in their daily lives, suggests a University of New Hampshire st...

Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Men checking into ERs sicker than women, more likely to die within a year SUNDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Men checking into emergency departments with pneumonia are likely to be sicker than women with the same condition and have a greater risk of dying within a year, despite receivi...

Medical Research Should Include More Women Participants and Examine the Role of Gender in Disease Incidence and Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are the health needs of women adequately addressed by medical research as it is currently conducted? In the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a team of Australian researchers and two cardiologists closely examine this question. "The t...

Medical research should include more women participants and examine the role of gender in disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Are the health needs of women adequately addressed by medical research as it is currently conducted? In the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a team of Australian researchers and two cardiologists closely examine this question. The traditional model of medical research w...

Alcoholism Gender Gap Is Closing

Changing social mores, opportunities for women make it not just a 'man's disease' anymore TUESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking and alcohol dependence has increased substantially among women, particularly white and Hispanic women born since 1945, new study finds. Alcohol use...

Growth Hormone is Used to Treat Twice as Many Short Boys Than Girls in the U.S. and Asia; Gender Difference is Smaller in the Rest of the World

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia (mostly Japan) to receive recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for growth hormone deficiency, illnesses that affect height, and short stature of a non-medical nature. A smaller gender...

Study finds that discrimination varies by gender and race

Men are more likely to tolerate discrimination than women, however both sexes tend to accept prejudice against poorly educated immigrants and Arab-American airplane travelers, according to a study by the USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics. In a survey of more than 3,300 peopl...

The Gender Divide Starts Over Dinner

U.S. survey shows men eat the meat, women go for the veggies WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- In the culinary battle of the sexes, men are decidedly the carnivores while women prefer leaner, greener fare, a new study finds. Why the difference? Biology may play a role, but "m...

Large Disparities in Kidney Testing Based on Disease, Gender and State, Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Finds

MADISON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diabetes and hypertension are the two leading risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD), responsible for up to two-thirds of cases. Yet a new study that will be presented at a National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting next month in...

Climate change, gender differences, health among EurekAlert! 10 Most Popular Stories in 2007

Global climate change was a leading topic of interest for EurekAlert! users in 2007. This interest was reflected through two stories that portrayed significantly different messages about the future of Earths climate. The EurekAlert! 10 Most Popular Stories in 2007 were identified by monitoring W...

Race, Gender Affect Laryngeal Cancer Survival

Men, blacks do worse, as do those without private health insurance, study finds THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's sex and race, along with the type of treatment they receive, can impact their survival after a diagnosis of advanced laryngeal cancer, say U.S. researchers. They a...

Survey shows gender differences are factor when surgeons in training choose a subspecialty

CHICAGO (November 9, 2007) A gender difference exists among surgeons who choose a surgical subspecialty, particularly when they evaluate the factors that may influence their career choice, according to results of a new survey published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College ...

Research says doctor's gender may hinder early diagnosis of heart disease in women

There is a serious disparity in the early detection of coronary heart disease (CHD) between men and women. Twice as many women as men aged 45-64 have undetected or silent myocardial infarctions, suggesting a general diagnosis problem. New research by Warwick Medical School shows that a doctors gen...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

Analysis of kicking motion yields surprising clues as to why FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Male and female soccer players have different patterns of injuries, and now U.S. researchers think they know why. They used video motion analysis to examine the kicking motion in male an...

Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender

Amount that may be beneficial for men is not good for women, study says THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drinking alcohol helps or hurts your chances of avoiding heart disease and stroke may depend on your gender as well as how much you imbibe, a new study finds. The re...

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders Vary by Gender

Rejecting media images, resilience to negative comments should be focus of prevention TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Boys and girls develop eating disorders for different reasons, so prevention strategies may need to vary by gender, according to a new report. "Frequent dietin...

First of its kind study compares high school knee injuries by sport and gender

Knee injuries, among the most economically costly sports injuries, are the leading cause of high school sports-related surgeries according to a study conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of the Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and published in the June i...

Cause of Gender Differences in Blood Pressure, Kidney Damage Under Study

While men and women both get high blood pressure and related kidney disease, the path to get there is shorter, steeper and just different for men , researchers say. They may end up at the same point, but the way they got there could be very different, says Dr. Jennifer C. Sullivan, pha...

Film Festival on Gender Sexuality Draws Crowds

Sensitive issues, poignant emotions and subjects that are not often discussed like cross-dressing, homosexuality and the human body were the mainstay of the international film festival on gender and sexuality, which attracted quite a crowd on its first day Saturday. Brought together by th...

New Procedure Paves Way for Eunuchs to Choose a Gender and Conceive

Hermaphrodites, commonly known as eunuchs, can now choose a gender of their liking and some can even give birth to babies - thanks //to a special procedure developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. After proper diagnosis, some 1,100 patients have already given prop...

Age, Gender Major Factors in Severity of Auto-Accident Injuries

Understanding the differences among drivers in different gender and age categories is crucial to preventing serious injuries,// said researchers in a new study showing stark statistical differences in traffic-accident injuries depending on the gender and age of drivers. The new findings are es...

Thermal Imaging Shatters Arousal Gender Gap Myth

A new McGill University study that used thermal imaging technology for the first time ever to measure sexual arousal rates has turned the conventional // wisdom that women become aroused more slowly than men on its head. “Comparing sexual arousal between men and women, we see that there is no ...

Transgender Experience - A Tool to Analyze Gender Difference By Stanford Scientist

Ben Barres who has a distinct edge joined the debate with many others to discuss on the focus whether the men's brain suit inherently better for science than women.// Instead of giving a conceptual argument on the similarities and differences among the gender he has lived as both and proved. ...

Malaysia Likely To Outlaw Gender Selection Test

Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek has said that the country could be restricting a fertilization test that allows parents to select their baby's sex//. This is being done for the fear that most potential parents will choose boys. 'We are not against infertile couples seeking medical trea...

Babies’ gender to be kept a secret

Information on the gender of the child is not being revealed in Grampian. NHS there has stopped giving the information because of the amount of staff time it took up.// Expectant mothers are not being told about it. A spokesperson said, "We have stopped providing the news not because we are gett...

Renuka Chowdhury Stresses Importance of Bridging Gender Gap

Newly appointed minister of state for women and child development, Ms Renuka Chowdhury is enthusiastic about her new post and said that she would be urging the government// to declare the next decade as the "Girl Child" decade. "Decrease in the population of females is a truly alarming situat...

Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders

Several religious luminaries have expressed concern for the launch of a movement against sex selection that has resulted in a sharp decline in girl population in many parts of the country. The movement is believed to put an end to the practice of gender discrimination//. The brainchild of the U...

Dental appointment fear: is it gender specific?

You were always scared of going to the dentists, but did you know that //whether you are a man or a woman can affect the way you feel scared about dental appointments? A new study done by researchers of University of Toronto emphasize that although women are 2.5 times as likely to be afraid of...

The Chattier Gender

The psychology researchers have published their findings in Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men" in the July issue of Science . Refuting the popular stereotype that females talk more than men, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found women and men both use an average...
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