Nope, chocolate isn’t actually an aphrodisiac

An expert busts a few chocolate myths, including whether women are more into it, and whether it boosts romance as an aphrodisiac.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers | Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Experts: No, porn isn’t a public health crisis

Legislation has deemed pornography a public health crisis, but experts say there's no evidence to back that up.

Boston University School of Public Health | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Proteins in the blood can show how old you are

Protein levels in a drop of blood can accurately predict someone's age, researchers say. The discovery sheds new light on how we age differently.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford | Dec. 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Interviews reveal 5 causes of older women’s low libido

Most research on low libido among older women has focused on hormones. Interviews indicate other factors.

Erin Hare-Pittsburgh | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine libido menopause older-adults relationships sex stress

New take on same-sex behavior in animals asks ‘why not?’

Same-sex behavior in animals is not only "not costly" from a natural selection perspective, but it also may have important benefits.

Kevin Dennehy-Yale | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Trans kids and cis kids are both sure of their gender

Cisgender children tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing, and friendships stereotypically linked with that gender. Transgender children do the same, research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Nearly half of sexual harassers can go back to work

After getting fired for sexual harassment in the workplace, many harassers are able to come back to work because of weak company policies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture jobs sexual-harassment

No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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1 protein may shield women from herpes ‘neuroinvasion’

A protein called IL-36g could keep the herpes virus from spreading to the nervous system in women, researchers have discovered.

U. Arizona | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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