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Released: 6-Dec-2023 10:05 PM EST
Fact Checker: Endocrine Society responds to misinformation from Republican presidential debate
Endocrine Society

The statement Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate contradicts mainstream medical practice and scientific evidence.

Newswise: Incarcerated Women Punished at Higher Rates for Minor Infractions than Men, UTEP Study Shows
Released: 5-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Incarcerated Women Punished at Higher Rates for Minor Infractions than Men, UTEP Study Shows
University of Texas at El Paso

A study led by Melinda Tasca, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Security Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso, and published in Justice Quarterly, revealed a gender disparity in prison infractions that disproportionately affects women.

Released: 4-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers often have chronic health conditions

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adolescents and young adult cancer survivors in the United States are more likely to report experiencing chronic health conditions than their heterosexual peers with a history of cancer as well as their LGB peers without a past cancer diagnosis. The findings come from a survey-based study published by Wiley online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Binghamton University earns higher education diversity award third year in a row
Released: 28-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Binghamton University earns higher education diversity award third year in a row
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University has received the 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third year Binghamton has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Released: 28-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Increase in the number of people identifying as transgender in the UK
University College London

The number of people identifying as transgender in their GP records in the UK has increased between 2000 and 2018, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Newswise: Does patient-surgeon gender concordance lead to lower patient mortality? Mostly no, UCLA-led research suggests
20-Nov-2023 6:00 AM EST
Does patient-surgeon gender concordance lead to lower patient mortality? Mostly no, UCLA-led research suggests
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research finds female surgeons had slightly lower patient mortality than males for elective surgeries, but no gender difference for non-elective procedures.

Released: 16-Nov-2023 5:00 PM EST
AANA Publishes Practice Considerations for Care of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

To help ensure that all patients receive high-quality, safe pain management and anesthesia care, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) has published its practice considerations for care of transgender and gender-diverse patients.

Released: 16-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Gender Wage Gap vs. Family Wage Gap: Its Complicated, New Study Shows
American Sociological Association (ASA)

New sociological research investigates the relationship between family and gender wage gaps--looking at the full labor market, and also separately looking at Black, Hispanic, and White workers.

Newswise: Transgender Health Expert Answers Your Common Questions
Released: 16-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Transgender Health Expert Answers Your Common Questions

How does anyone know for sure that they were born the wrong gender? What should parents do when their child tells them? And how do transgender patients prepare for gender-affirming surgery, if that’s what they decide to do?

Released: 16-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
New Study Finds Schools Call Moms More Than Dads
Tufts University

Laura Gee, an associate professor of economics at Tufts, and her colleagues recently completed a study that looked at how calls and messages from children's schools are split along gender lines. One of their findings surprised exactly no one: Mothers get the lion’s share of the interruptions.

Released: 16-Nov-2023 3:05 AM EST
Female MP pioneers lost unique appeal to voters because of increasing party control over campaigning, study shows
University of Exeter

Early women parliamentary candidates found it harder to make unique appeals to represent the ‘woman’s point of view’ over time because of increasing national control over campaigning, a new study shows.

Released: 7-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Mouse model of gender-affirming testosterone treatment and fertility finds decrease in egg yield but not quality
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The current IVF recommendation is for transgender patients to stop taking gender-affirming hormones before the procedure, which can be costly and life changing. Now, a team of researchers are diving in further to investigate what the best recommendations should be based on more evidence.

Newswise: Study Suggests Body Mass Index Isn’t Obstacle to Chest Masculinization Surgery Eligibility
Released: 7-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST
Study Suggests Body Mass Index Isn’t Obstacle to Chest Masculinization Surgery Eligibility
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In what is believed to be the largest study of the association between BMI and postoperative complications following chest masculinization surgery, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender and Gender Expansive Health provide evidence that BMI is a poor metric for determining who should be approved for the gender transitioning procedure.

3-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Women stroke survivors believe they will receive worse care in the emergency room
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Women who have survived a stroke believe they are less likely to receive adequate emergency care – based on gender and race or ethnicity, a study shows. Researchers say future studies must focus on whether the beliefs these women hold about emergency care are leading to delays in stroke care.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Men less likely than women to share negative information, says study
City University London

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University, Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), and Bocconi University has found that men are less eager and likely to share negative information than women, while there was little difference when it comes to positive news.

Newswise: 34,000 healthcare professionals surveyed indicate they have higher bias against transgender people
Released: 3-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EDT
34,000 healthcare professionals surveyed indicate they have higher bias against transgender people
Cell Press

By analyzing data from the Harvard Implicit Association Test—a widely accepted measure of a person’s attitudes toward people based on characteristics like race, gender, and sexuality—researchers find that healthcare professionals, and in particular nurses, are more biased against transgender people than are people who are not healthcare professionals.

Newswise: Breaking Down the Bias: The Portrayals of Women in Medicine in Films
Released: 25-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Breaking Down the Bias: The Portrayals of Women in Medicine in Films
University of Utah Health

A study by Bismarck Christian Odei, MD, found that over the last 30 years, only 18% of physicians in films were portrayed by women. Odei advocates for more accurate representation.

Released: 20-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Harsh workplace climate is pushing women out of academia
University of Colorado Boulder

Women faculty are more likely to leave academia than men faculty throughout all career stages in U.S. universities, University of Colorado Boulder researchers revealed in the most comprehensive analysis of retention in academia to date.

Newswise: Queering STEM Education Research
Released: 12-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Queering STEM Education Research
University of Utah

Notably, many STEM faculty who are queer are not “out” for fear of discrimination, exclusion and denial of career opportunities.

10-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Disparities Persist Across Levels of Surgery Department Leadership in US
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Women and those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine (URiM) not only occupy few leadership roles in surgical departments but also tend to be clustered into certain leadership roles, according to a new analysis led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

2-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Female chess players may experience gender bias from parents, mentors
American Psychological Association (APA)

Young female chess players often face gender bias both in the male-dominated chess world and among parents and mentors who believe girls have less potential to succeed in chess than boys, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Your Zoom background might influence the first impression you make
21-Sep-2023 10:30 AM EDT
Your Zoom background might influence the first impression you make

In a new study, participants tended to judge faces appearing against backgrounds featuring houseplants or bookcases as more trustworthy and competent than faces with a living space or a novelty image behind them.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:50 PM EDT
Stay informed on women's health issues in the Women's Health channel

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Newswise: Show, don’t tell: Attracting a diverse workforce
Released: 27-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Show, don’t tell: Attracting a diverse workforce
Iowa State University

Over the last decade, a growing number of companies and organizations have included messages about diversity and inclusion as part of their employee recruitment efforts.

Newswise: Black bisexual women in rural areas are at highest risk for suicidal behaviors
Released: 26-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Black bisexual women in rural areas are at highest risk for suicidal behaviors
Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine researchers said they conducted a “first-of-its-kind study,” revealing how various demographic factors intersect to affect a person’s risk of having suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Released: 25-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Barbie" is strong on entertainment value, soft on social change, says Virginia Tech expert
Virginia Tech

The “Barbie” buzz continues, even months after the blockbuster movie’s release. The box office record-breaking film now is available to rent or buy through various video on demand platforms, including Prime Video and Apple TV.

Newswise: Digital Science relaunches Speaker Series with food for thought
Released: 18-Sep-2023 2:00 PM EDT
Digital Science relaunches Speaker Series with food for thought
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Digital Science is pleased to announce the return of its long-running Speaker Series, creating a platform for engagement between leading thinkers, their research and the scientifically curious general public.

Released: 18-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Incarceration rates, falling in every US state, drive significant shifts in risk of prison for marginalized groups
University of Wisconsin–Madison

The risk of incarceration for Black men in the United States was cut nearly in half between 1999 and 2019, according to a new study that assesses the impact of falling rates of imprisonment in each of the 50 states.

Released: 18-Sep-2023 7:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Professors Join Civil Rights Leaders and Social Justice Advocates to Discuss Policy Innovations to Protect the Lives of Black Women and Girls in the U.S.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health Tiara Willie and Associate Professor and Associate Director of the PhD and Postdoctoral programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Kamila Alexander will join U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ) on September 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., and on livestream for a discussion about policy innovations to protect the lives of Black women and girls in the U.S.

Released: 15-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Pediatric endocrinologists concerned for safety amid divisive political climate
Endocrine Society

Pediatric endocrinologists are concerned for their safety and their ability to provide evidenced-based care to transgender and gender-diverse adolescents amid political divides over gender-affirming care, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 13-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Studies on Mobile Health Intervention Suggest Positive Impact for Black Same Gender–Loving Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The mobile application, iTHRIVE 365, is the first of its kind to provide psychological health resources, connections to economic support and a safe social space created by and for Black gay, bisexual and other same gender–loving men.

Released: 12-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT
New research shatters outdated pay-gap myth that women don’t negotiate
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

For decades, a cottage industry of books and workshops has promised to make women better negotiators and help close the gender pay gap. Yet not only does the pay gap persist, it tends to be larger for women who gain advanced business skills.

Released: 29-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Preparing clinicians for the international anti-LGBTQI+ crisis
Boston University School of Medicine

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and additional sexual and gender minority (LGBTQI+) people in every region of the world face marginalization and oppression.

Released: 29-Aug-2023 10:55 AM EDT
New research sheds light on how gender inequality in the media industry impacts job satisfaction
City University London

Research led by experts at City, University of London has found lower perceptions of gender equality and the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment negatively impact on job satisfaction in newsrooms across global regions.

Released: 29-Aug-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage
Ohio State University

Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.

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Released: 28-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Why Schools Close Black Boys Out of Gifted and Talented Programs
American Counseling Association

Flaws in testing and racial bias among teachers and school counselors are some of the reasons many Black boys are denied advanced learning programs and misdirected into special education, according to a new report.

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Released: 25-Aug-2023 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Mount Sinai Hosting the Medical Team for the U.S. Tennis Open

Doctors from Mount Sinai Hospital will discuss gender disparities and sports medicine ahead of The US Open Tennis Championships.

Released: 23-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Study from School of Neuroscience urges more research into sex differences in depression
Virginia Tech

In 2016, recognizing that lack of research in female animals was hampering the success of treatments for mood disorders, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) changed its policy for basic research to include sex as a biological variable for basic research, a move that triggered an explosion of research into sex differences.

Released: 23-Aug-2023 10:05 AM EDT
American University’s Feminist Art History Conference Begins Sept. 29
American University

Gathering convenes scholars at the forefront of feminist art history to discuss new insights and contemporary relevance of artists, movements and more

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Released: 17-Aug-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Gender-Based Research Project Provides African Women Farmers with Access to Livestock Vaccines
Tufts University

Before they had access to livestock vaccines, many women in rural parts of Africa who manage livestock had to resort to traditional medicines when their animals got sick, or suffer loss of their animals.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

Newswise: High levels of satisfaction and low levels of regret after gender-affirming mastectomy
8-Aug-2023 2:00 PM EDT
High levels of satisfaction and low levels of regret after gender-affirming mastectomy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study seeks to determine long-term satisfaction and regret following gender-affirming mastectomy.