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Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.

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The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Calls for the Compilation and Public Dissemination of Gender and Age Specific Disaggregated Data

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Calling on all states and relevant bodies to compile, disseminate and publish gender disaggregated data so as to properly chart and monitor the participation of girls and women in society.

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Sleep Health Must Explore Sex and Gender Differences, Says New Report from the Society for Women’s Health Research

Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a new report by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) published in the July issue of the Journal for Women’s Health. SWHR found that there are not just gender differences in the way symptoms are reported but that biological factors also drive sleep behavior and disorders in women and men.

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‘Girl Meets World’ – IC Professor Cyndy Scheibe on How the TV World of ‘Girl’ and ‘Boy’ May Differ

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Adults don’t often buzz about new TV shows on the Disney Channel. When the network ordered a full season of “Girl Meets World” last summer, however, adults of a certain age took to social media to express delight, nostalgia and concern.

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Gender-based Treatment Needed for Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetes

Women with Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol are less likely than their male peers to reach treatment goals to lower their “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, despite access to cholesterol-lowering medication, a Canadian study finds. The results were presented on Saturday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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SWHR Supports New Congressional Legislation Promoting Study of Sex Differences and More Women in Clinical Trials

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) endorses the“Research for All Act of 2014” introduced today by Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in Congress. As the leading voice on advocacy and research into women’s health and the biological differences between women and men, SWHR believes this legislation will have a powerful impact on women’s health research.

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Psychological Distress Affects Tobacco Use Differently for Men and Women

A new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior finds that women are more likely than men to use tobacco products after experiencing severe psychological distress.

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New Study Reveals Gender Differences in Obesity-Related Mortality

Medical advances and interventions may have helped reduce the effects of obesity on life span, say new results published in Obesity Reviews.

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Are Female Hormones Playing a Key Role in Obesity Epidemic?

An imbalance of female sex hormones among men in Western nations may be contributing to high levels of male obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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What Finding Out a Child’s Sex Before Birth Says About a Mother

An expectant mother who chooses to find out her child’s sex before birth may be giving subtle clues about her views on proper gender roles, new research suggests.

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