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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Males with IBS Report More Social Stress Than Females

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One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition.

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UNC Researchers Launch Study of Experiences and Outcomes of Women Sexual Assault Survivors

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A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large scale effort to longitudinally evaluate health outcomes after sexual assault.

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Who Are the Men and Boys Suffering From Anorexia?

A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal reveals the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. "Our results show that certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to personality, gender identity, and sexual orientation", says Laurence Corbeil-Serre.

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Gender Barriers: Professor Looks at History of Discrimination Against Women in Engineering

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To better understand the gender divide that still exists today in engineering, it's necessary to look at the history of the field, said Amy Bix. The associate professor of history at Iowa State University explores those gender issues in her book, “Girls Coming to Tech!"

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Must Women Be Seen to Be Heard?

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A new article in the National Communication Association journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies examines the voice in TV advertising and its relation to visual image and gender. Do advertising voice-overs affect consumer perceptions of gender? Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, Mark Pedelty, an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, and Morgan Kuecker test their hypotheses on these issues. Their fascinating results reveal some thought provoking insights into audio visual media gender representations.

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Need for Authenticity Drives Gender Transitions in Later Life

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As we age, all of us begin to think about what makes us tick and what kind of legacy we want to leave. For some, this manifests itself in the purchase of a motorcycle, a boat or an exotic vacation. But for others, the issues of age and transition are a bit more contemplative. Vanessa Fabbre, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, considers these issues in her paper “Gender Transitions in Later Life: The Significance of Time in Queer Aging,” recently published in the 2014 print issue of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

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Study Finds Young Driver's Gender Linked to Crash Type, Injury Severity

A study finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in.

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Methadone Treatment Suppresses Testosterone in Opioid Addicts

Treatment for opioid addiction tampers with the testosterone levels of male but not female opioid users.

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Use a Rule of Thumb to Control How Much You Drink

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Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption. That’s the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy.

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