Health News

Gender Nonconformity Linked to Students’ Mental Distress

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 — Gender nonconformity (GNC) is associated with mental distress for female and male students, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in JAMA Pediatrics. Richard Lowry, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted in […]

Health Problems

Gender identities disrupted—and reinforced

New Northwestern University research analyzing the ways children’s gender narratives reinforce or disrupt gender inequality found that older children—and girls—are more likely to tell alternative narratives that disrupted the gender status quo. In the study, a racially diverse group of more than 230 children, ages 7 to 12 years old, told four types of narratives […]

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AMA adopts policy to advance gender equity in medicine

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study, act for, and advocate to advance gender equity in medicine, according to a report published in the association’s AMA Wire. As part of this action, the House of Delegates pledged to advocate policies that promote transparency in defining criteria for […]

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Self-control and obesity: Gender matters in children

A toddler’s self-regulation—the ability to change behavior in different social situations—may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys. Self-regulation is something all children must develop, and poorer self-control in childhood is associated with worse adult health, economic and social […]

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Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 — Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, examined […]

Personal Health

Turns Out Most Women Want To Foot The Bill On A First Date

Navigating the dating landscape is like entering the depths of uncharted waters. Throw the question of splitting the bill into the mix and you’ve now entered the Bermuda Triangle of first date pitfalls. Goodbye moral compass. While etiquette tells us we should offer, our feminist principles want us to split it. But then, our dwindling bank […]