Gender News

Tweeting About Sexism May Improve a Woman’s Well-Being

January 31st, 2015
Tweeting about sexism can improve a woman's well-being as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel empowering, according to a new study. "We know women can be badly affected by experiences of sexism and that responding publicly ...

New Study Shows Men to Blame for Political Gridlock

January 31st, 2015
A new study suggests that political gridlock -- like that which led to the 2013 federal government shutdown -- can largely be blamed on men, who researchers found are less likely to compromise. "One implication is that female legislators might talk about politics and ...

Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

January 30th, 2015
Misguided relationships with the opposing gender are common and appear to follow a similar pattern around the world. Imagine the following scenario: a woman and a man are having a conversation. She is interested in the conversation, and is friendly, smiling and warm. ...

Low-Income Boys Fare Worse in Wealthier Neighborhoods

January 24th, 2015
Boys from low-income families who grow up alongside wealthier neighbors tend to fare worse, not better, according to a new 12-year study from Duke University. In fact, the greater the economic gap between the boys and their neighbors, the worse the outcome. “Our ...

Painkiller Addiction Up Risk of Birth Defects

January 23rd, 2015
As painkiller (opioid) abuse permeates our country, many are unaware that medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine may increase the risk for serious birth defects. Prescription opioid-based medications are used to treat severe pain and are easily abused. Their use may ...

Female Emotional Processing Tied to Memory Boost

January 22nd, 2015
When women view emotionally stimulating images, they tend to "feel" them more intensely than men, and are therefore more likely to remember them, according to a new large-scale study by researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland. As far as neutral images ...

Young Adults Prefer Shared Work-Family Life

January 21st, 2015
It appears that 21st century young adults desire a life in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners. Thus, if the circumstances permit, women want to work and raise a family. The desire for an egalitarian relationship was discovered in ...

Subtypes of Postpartum Depression Require Specific Care

January 16th, 2015
A new study finds that postpartum depression is a disorder that actually includes three distinct subtypes of clinical presentation. Subtypes classification is determined by timing of symptom onset, severity of symptoms, history of mood disorders, and medical complication during pregnancy. Saliently, each subtype of ...

For Older Women, Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health

January 15th, 2015
A new study of older women finds that life satisfaction is linked to higher bone density and less osteoporosis. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland studied information garnered from women aged 60-70, as a component of an osteoporosis risk factor study initiated ...

Women’s Satisfaction with Body Tied to Perception of What Men Like

January 14th, 2015
A series of studies by Southern Methodist University researchers finds that women are happier with their bodies when told that men prefer women who are not supermodel thin. "Results of three independent studies suggest a woman's body image is strongly linked to her perception of ...