Prior research has long shown that women are less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. Now, a researcher has found that men and women do not think about investment risks differently. Instead, income uncertainty affects men and women differently, which leads to differences in risk tolerance.
Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according to a study.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research.
An ongoing longitudinal study tracking national coverage of women’s sports finds that coverage is still lacking and the sexism of women’s sports is less overt but remains a problem.
Body fat distribution in the trunk is more important than body weight when it comes to cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.
Females tend to report more symptoms — and more severe ones — and may also take longer to recover from brain injuries than their male counterparts.
Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk.
The gender gap in death from heart attack has reduced over the past two decades particularly in younger women, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.1 The study in over 50 000 patients found that overall in-hospital mortality for heart attack patients was halved during the 20 year period.
Women with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers. The study is among the first to examine associations between organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) — which are used in polyurethane foam in many products, including upholstered furniture, baby products, and gym mats — and reproductive outcomes in women.
A recent study finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.