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Trending Stories Report for 27 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Bruce Jenner and transgender health, agriculture and pesticide alternatives, new tick-borne disease, internal dissent in Iran over nuclear deal, listeria ice cream recalls, changing mammography recommendations, immunology, materials science, and healthcare education.

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Jenner Interview Raises Awareness of Transgender Health Treatments, Challenges

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The Transyouth Center for Health and Development Offers Services For Young People Dealing with Gender Identity Issues

Here at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, transgender issues are not new. Our Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine has been supporting the health of transgender youth for nearly 20 years. While many are becoming more familiar with the subject now, there is still great opportunity to advance understanding in the community. In this post, Johanna Olson, MD, medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at CHLA, gives answers to questions that many are asking, including what the term ‘transgender’ means, what the transition process includes, and services that are available for transyouth.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research

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WVU Study Finds That Women Are More Likely to Be Physically Assaulted in Developed Countries

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A study by a West Virginia University sociology professor finds that women in developed countries — like the United States — are actually more likely to be physically assaulted than women in developing countries.

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Researchers Unravel Mechanism That Plays Key Role In Sexual Differentiation of Brain

During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. But scientists have known little about the details of how this differentiation occurs. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has illuminated details about this process.

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Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

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A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

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Testosterone Needs Estrogen's Help to Inhibit Depression

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In popular culture, the phrase “battle of the sexes” seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has documented a way in which the two hormones work together to protect low-testosterone males from the effects of anxiety and depression.

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Study: Emoticons Make Men More Jealous Than Women

A new Roanoke College study finds a gender difference in Facebook jealousy when it comes to emoticon usage.

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Women Retain Insulin Sensitivity Better Than Men

As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type two diabetes. Researchers found the activity of this protein, called PTEN (for Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10), is different between men and women.