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Masculine Boys, Feminine Girls More Likely to Engage in Cancer Risk Behaviors

Boston, MA—The most “feminine” girls and “masculine” boys are more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers.

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Her Voice Is Hot, His Is Not

New research suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? Researcher Takes Your Questions on Newswise Live Event

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Narrow View of Sexuality Is Outdated

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Brenda Marston, curator of the Human Sexuality Collection – celebrating its 25th anniversary – in Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, says children who are being told to change their personalities to match gender stereotypes – like the girl who was ordered to stop acting like a tomboy by Timberlake Christian School earlier this week – is an example of society’s outdated view of sexuality.

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice with Reason, Not Emotion

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People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the University of Chicago Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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Inherited Mutated Gene Raises Lung Cancer Risk for Women and Those Who Never Smoked

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People who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer — higher, even, than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation, according to new findings by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Female Doctors Spend More Time Than Male Doctors on Parenting, Household Tasks

A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career.

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American Bar Association Awards Lower Ratings to Women and Minorities

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For decades, the American Bar Association has vetted judicial nominees, rankling conservatives and liberals alike when candidates earn less than stellar marks. Now a new study suggests that the sometimes-controversial ratings could be tilted against minorities and women.

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Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship and Health Disadvantage for Black Men

Greater childhood adversity helps to explain why black men are less healthy than white men, and some of this effect appears to operate through childhood adversity’s enduring influence on the relationships black men have as adults, according to a new study.

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Some Employers Find Excuses to Fire Pregnant Employees

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 makes it illegal for a woman to be fired just because she is pregnant. But that doesn’t stop it from happening, according to new research by two sociologists.

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