Gender News

Surprise: Male Aggression is Norm in High Schools

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that boys display more aggressive behavior than girls in grades six to 12. University of Georgia investigators discovered boys used relational aggression -- malicious rumors, social exclusion, and rejection -- to harm or manipulate others more often than girls. Researchers ...

Adult Cigarette Smoking Hits Lowest Rate Since 1965

December 1st, 2014
The prevalence of adult cigarette smoking has hit at an all-time low since 1965, the year the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) began keeping track, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, the adult ...

Older Couples in Unhappy Marriages at Greater Risk for Heart Disease

November 30th, 2014
Older couples in an unhappy marriage are at greater risk for developing heart disease than older couples in a happy marriage; and women are at greater risk than men, according to researchers at Michigan State University. "The findings suggest the need for marriage ...

Breast Asymmetry Can Impact Teen Mental Health

November 26th, 2014
A new study by plastic surgeons finds that differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls. Researchers discovered breast asymmetry affects self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning. The study has been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official ...

Cancer Screenings Often Unheeded by Mentally Ill Women

November 24th, 2014
According to a new study, women with symptoms of serious mental illness tend to miss recommended health screenings, underreport clinical conditions to medical providers, and may face bias and stigmatization by health practitioners. University of Illinois researchers discovered women with mental illness were ...

Racial Discrimination, Family Issues Key Sources of Stress in Latina Immigrants

November 21st, 2014
For Latina immigrant women, racial discrimination and family issues are key sources of stress as they try to adapt to U.S. culture, according to new research at the University of Illinois. But whether this cultural stress translates into psychological distress depends on ...

Hiring Authority Influences Gender-Related Depression

November 21st, 2014
A job description that includes hiring and firing authority appears to affect women and men differently. In a new study, researchers discovered that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. "Women with job authority -- the ...

Early Puberty May Put Teens at Risk for Depression

November 20th, 2014
New research suggests kids who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression. Both genders are at risk, although depression typically develops differently in girls than in boys, said University of Illinois researchers. "Investigators believe their findings show that early ...

Stress A Problem for Young Women with Heart Disease

November 17th, 2014
New research finds that emotional stress can cause reduced blood flow to the heart among young women with stable coronary heart disease. Investigators discovered blood flow restrictions were not associated with physical stress and that women were more likely than men to have ...

Moms Better at Helping Girls Develop Emotional Skills

November 14th, 2014
New research suggests the conversations mothers have with their daughters tend to contain more emotional words and content than the conversations they have with their sons. Investigators surmise this learned emotional sensitivity will aid females as gender equity expands in the workforce. UK ...