Gender News

Workgroup Competition Tends to Fire Men Up But Stifle Creativity of Women

August 13th, 2014
New research suggests that when it comes to workforce motivation, women and men are different. As companies seek to optimize performance among a growing workforce of women, experts in organizational behavior are learning that certain motivational strategies have different effects depending on gender ...

Engineering Work Climate Remains Hostile to Women

August 11th, 2014
Despite a 21st century professional environment that touts equal opportunity, research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention suggests that nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field. Common reasons for getting out ...

Fitness Helps Middle-School Girls Avoid Depression

August 8th, 2014
A new study suggests that physically fit sixth-graders -- especially girls -- are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade. The research was presented at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention. Investigators discovered that sixth-grade girls who performed better on ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit from Expressive Writing

August 4th, 2014
A new study of Asian-Americans has determined that writing down fears and emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes. Emotional writing however, is different from journaling. "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing ...

Mouse Study Finds Prenatal Stress Increases Asthma Risk in Child

August 4th, 2014
Expectant mothers are advised to do everything possible to keep their stress low during pregnancy. The recommendation is sound as research has shown that maternal stress is linked to a number of negative outcomes for women and their infants -- including developmental and ...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Health Problems

July 29th, 2014
New research from the UK identifies a link between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty. In a new investigation, endocrinologists studied a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to the sex hormones androgen and estrogen ...

Highly Educated Wives, No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

July 25th, 2014
For decades, sociologists have known that when a wife possessed a higher degree of educational obtainment than that her husband, her risk of divorce was higher than average. Now, a new study finds this is no longer the case. "We also found that ...

Mice Study Suggests Cancer Drug May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

July 24th, 2014
A new study suggests a new set of compounds initially developed for cancer treatments, show potential as a pharmacological treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, more than five million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and officials worry that as baby boomers enter ...

For Women, Early Sexual Abuse Tied to Atherosclerosis Later in Life

July 20th, 2014
Women who were sexually abused as children often show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. Published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, this is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and ...