Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that?

5 things you should never do when you have a UTI

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know they are their own special kind of hell.  That`s why here is a roundup of the poorest decisions you could possibly make when you have a UTI, and what you should do instead. 

Gender differences in recognition of toy faces

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

Trauma affects girls and boys brains differently

Research carried out at Stanford University School of Medicine in California discovers intriguing differences between male and female brains following traumatic stress. The findings might help design sex-specific trauma interventions.

Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders?

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative body perception.

How does prostate cancer affect sex?

Men having treatment for cancer of the prostate gland can have problems with sex. These include loss of interest in sex, and an inability to get an erection.

Female hormones and Meniere´s disease

Health professionals and women with vestibular disorders have often suggested that hormones might play a role in Ménière’s disease and other vestibular disorders. Here are some possible connections. 

Why do women orgasm? Study may hold the answer

The female orgasm: a feeling of intense pleasure during sexual activity. But why do women orgasm? This is a question that has baffled researchers for centuries. Now, a new study sheds light, suggesting that the female orgasm once played a role in inducing ovulation.

Smoking makes women vulnerable to brain bleeds

Smokers, especially female smokers, are at much greater risk for bleeding in the lining of the brain, known as subarachnoid hemorrhage, than non-smokers. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Stroke.

What men need to know about breast cancer

We often forget that men can develop breast cancer and face some of the same problems with diagnoses and treatment. While less common, it is still a cause for concern and here is why we need to care more about breast cancer in men.