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Why Girls With Autism Are Diagnosed Later Than Boys

Greater public awareness of autism has made early diagnosis and intervention much more likely. But new research finds this is more often the case for boys than girls. A new study from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore indicates that generally girls are getting diagnosed with autism at a later age than boys, perhaps because … Continue reading

STUDY: LGBT Kids Who Come Out In High School Have Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

A new study finds that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids who come out during high school suffer lower rates of depression and anxiety and higher rates of self-esteem, long-term, than those who hide their identity from their peers — even if they’re bullied as a result of coming out. The study, published in the current … Continue reading

‘They Aren’t Confused’: Landmark Study Shows Transgender Children Have Consistent, ‘Deeply-Held’ Gender Identity

Transgender children as young as 5 years-old demonstrate consistent gender identity across a variety of implicit gender-association measures, according to a landmark study to be published in the journal Psychological Science. The study found that the responses of children who identify as transgender are indistinguishable from those of children who do not identify as trans, … Continue reading

Breakthrough: Scientists Identify Brain Networks Underlying Gender Identity

In a potentially groundbreaking discovery, researchers have identified the brain network underlying the very personal gender identity of every human being, providing one of the strongest biological explanations for transgender identification to date.  Gender identity — our sense of belonging to the male or female gender — is an inherent component of the human identity … Continue reading

Effects Of Psychological Stress On Heart Health Differ By Gender, New Research Finds

It’s long been known that chronic psychological stress can influence heart health. Now, a new study finds evidence of key gender differences in the effects of mental stress on the heart. The research team, led by Dr. Zainab Samad, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, published their new findings … Continue reading

NIH To Provide $10.1 Million In Research Funding To Counter Gender Bias In Studies

In scientific studies, the gender gap is not defined by an hourly wage or staff composition. Preclinical scientific research is done primarily on male subjects. This inequality obscures results and can be dangerous for women, who experience both illness and treatment differently than men. In order to counter this persistent gender bias, the National Institutes … Continue reading

Experts Say Women Are Ignored In Basic Medical Research — And The Consequences Are Dire

A new study from scientists at Northwestern University’s School of Medicine has found that surgical researchers rarely use female animals or female cells in their published studies — despite a huge body of evidence showing that sex differences can play a crucial role in medical research. Editors of the five major surgical journals reviewed in … Continue reading

Study Investigates How Gender And Sexual Orientation Influence Sexual Satisfaction

A new study by researchers from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University investigates how orgasm occurrence varies by gender and sexual orientation, and finds that single women are less likely to experience an orgasm than single men. But lesbian women are more likely to orgasm during sex than … Continue reading

Women Are Being Systematically Excluded From Medical Research — And The Consequences Are Severe

We all want the best medical care for ourselves and our loved ones. However, getting that care first requires that we undertake great research that will uncover the causes, presentation and outcome of many disease processes. Only then can we begin to best inform the diagnosis and treatment process. What if 50 percent of the … Continue reading

New Study Finds That Diets High In Animal Products May Be A Stronger Risk Factor For Cancer Than Smoking Among Women

Using 2008 global cancer rates from the World Health Organization, a new international study has found that certain lifestyle factors – specifically smoking and eating diets high in animal products – have the strongest association with cancer rates. Publishing their findings in the journal Nutrients, the researchers say the results could impact international food policies. The … Continue reading

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