Different minerals cause heart disease in men, women

The findings could change how we diagnose and treat heart disease. They also demonstrate the importance of thinking about diversity in research.

McGill University • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine heart-disease sexes

Hypothesis: Is COVID-19 severity tied to hair loss?

Why does COVID-19 affect men more than women? It could be related to the hormones that cause hair loss in men, a new hypothesis suggests.

Brown University • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hair hormones sexes skin

Deadly colon cancer grows differently in women and men

Women have a lower rate of colon cancer than men but a higher prevalence of the right-sided type that comes with a 20% increased risk of death.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer colon-cancer metabolism sexes

Ibuprofen changes liver metabolism in mice

"Many commonly used drugs such as ibuprofen are being overused and should not be used for certain conditions such as mild pain."

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine ibuprofen livers pain painkillers sexes

Body fat reveals immune differences between the sexes

Why do people of different sexes vary in their susceptibility to various diseases? New research points to body fat and the immune system.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine body-fat immune-systems inflammation sexes

Having boys or girls doesn’t run in the family

Having boys or girls is essentially random and doesn't depend on the parents' genes, researchers report.

U. Queensland • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology genes parents sexes

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 • futurity
Dec. 6, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging biomarkers blood proteins sexes

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 • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology evolution mating sexes

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 • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology childrens-health gender identity lgbtq sexes transgender

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 • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains gender learning mathematics sexes

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