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26-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shining a Spotlight on the History of Gender Imbalance in Hollywood

A new analysis reveals long-term trends in female representation in the U.S. movie industry, including a sharp decline associated with the “Studio System” era that dominated Hollywood from 1922 to 1950. Luís A. Nunes Amaral of Northwestern University, Illinois, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 1, 2020.

26-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Transgender teens have high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts
Endocrine Society

Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT
The pros and cons of radiotherapy: will it work for you?
University of South Australia

Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side effects are more brutal, according to one of Australia’s most experienced radiation oncology medical physicists.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning
Cornell University

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found

Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists investigate why females live longer than males
University of Bath

An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their male counterparts.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 10:15 AM EDT
More men more problems? Not necessarily, FSU study finds
Florida State University

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?  According to research by Florida State University Professor of Psychology Jon Maner, the answers might not be what you expect.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Toxic Masculinity Is Unsafe… for Men
Michigan State University

The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse hegemonic ideals of masculinity — or “toxic masculinity” — can become socially isolated as they age, impacting their health, well-being and overall happiness.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EST
Men and Women Live Longer in Countries with Higher Gender Parity
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In advance of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8), new research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that in countries where gender parity is high, both men and women live longer than in countries where equality is low.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EST
Gender & Ethnic Diversity Still Lacking in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Professional Ranks
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Women and members of various ethnic groups are still significantly underrepresented in the medical field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), with only 39.23 percent of current residents being women and 10.59 percent identifying as Hispanic or Black. Diversity gaps must be addressed in recruitment efforts in the future, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Orlando.

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