Gender News

Stress, High-Fat Meal Slows Metabolism in Women

July 19th, 2014
Experiencing a stressful situation and then eating a high-fat meal the next day can slow down the body’s metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain, according to a new study in women published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. “This means that, over time, stressors ...

Childcare Duties Similar for Supermoms and Dads

July 18th, 2014
A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple's children, the more equal the child care balance is between a couple. Conversely, the more ...

Does the Gender of Children Predict Divorce?

July 17th, 2014
Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. This knowledge has led many scholars to imply that daughters cause divorce. However, new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be ...

More Teen Boys Look for Relationships, Not Flings

July 16th, 2014
A new study determines teenage boy’s desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships. The finding may be a surprise to those who view teenage males as testosterone-laden aggressors. Investigators from Columbia University's Mailman School ...

Sexy Photos on Facebook May Harm Perceptions

July 15th, 2014
A new study suggests posting sexy or revealing photos by girls and young women on social media sites gives their female peers a bad impression. Oregon State University researchers discovered peers judged individuals who posted the photos as being less physically and socially ...

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Brain Activity in Sex Addicts Mirrors That of Drug Addicts

July 12th, 2014
A new study has found that pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behavior -- sometimes known as sex addiction -- similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts. Researchers at the University of Cambridge note that ...

Hypnotic Relaxation May Ease Men’s Hot Flashes

July 12th, 2014
Men who experience hot flashes may suffer in silence, but a new study finds that hypnotic relaxation therapy could provide some relief. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed a ...

Depression Can Hinder Pulmonary Rehab

July 10th, 2014
Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve functional abilities for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But if someone is depressed, they often have trouble sticking to the rehab program. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Brown University's Alpert Medical School, found that depression ...

Weight Gain from Lack of Activity, Not Diet

July 8th, 2014
A new study discovers caloric intake has remained stable while physical activity has sharply declined over the last two decades. Investigators believe the loss of physical activity or increase in sedentary activity -- especially among young women -- may be responsible for the ...