Gender News

Caffeine Affects Males, Females Differently After Puberty

June 29th, 2014
A new study suggests that after puberty, males and females experience different effects from caffeine consumption, including varying changes in heart rate and blood pressure levels. Girls also experience distinct changes during their menstrual cycles. “We found an interaction between gender and caffeine ...

More Women Than Men With Chronic Illness Seek Mental Health Services

June 27th, 2014
New research finds that women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses. Moreover, they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men. "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," ...

Antidepressants While Pregnant Tied to Child’s Obesity, Diabetes

June 22nd, 2014
A new study has found a correlation between the use of a popular antidepressant during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and Type II diabetes in children. "Obesity and Type II diabetes in children is on the rise and there is the ...

Depression May Be Hidden Risk Factor in Female Heart Attack Deaths

June 22nd, 2014
Women age 55 and younger who are moderately or severely depressed are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die, or require artery-opening procedures, according to researchers at Emory University. "Women in this age group are also more likely to have depression, ...

One-Third of Suicides Involve Heavy Alcohol Consumption

June 21st, 2014
One-third of all completed suicides involve heavy use of alcohol before the attempt, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The research is the first to compare alcohol use among victims of suicide with a ...

Trophy Wife: Fact or Fiction?

June 18th, 2014
The term "trophy wife" pertains to a stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, with little regard for physical appearance, and that men look for pretty wives but don't care about their education or earnings. It is a stereotype often applied to spouses ...

Sorting Out Depression in Diabetic Patients

June 17th, 2014
Provocative new research suggests that some people living with diabetes may be misdiagnosed as being depressed. Rather, the malaise they experience is the reaction to living with a stressful, complex disease that is often difficult to manage. However, a second study of patients with ...

Character Traits, Not Test Scores, Predict PhD Success of STEM Students

June 15th, 2014
Character Traits, Not Test Scores, Predict Success of Science, Engineering MajorsIf schools were to choose graduate students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs based on each student's character rather than  standardized test scores, they ...

Is Food Addiction Real?

June 14th, 2014
Is Food Addiction Real?A new study has found that women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test. According to researchers, this suggests they are more instinctively stimulated by images ...

One in Five Cancer Patients Put Off Doctor Visit

June 12th, 2014
One in Five Cancer Patients Put Off Doctor VisitOne in five cancer patients typically wait more than three months to check in with a doctor about potentially serious symptoms, according to a new study ...