Escort services and strip clubs don’t increase sex crimes

A new paper in The Economic Journal , published by by Oxford University Press, indicates that the presence of adult entertainment establishments may decrease sex crimes, significantly. The role of entertainment establishments (strip clubs, escort services, adult bookstores, and adult…

A summary of myocarditis cases following COVID-19

Myocarditis-or inflammation around the heart–has been reported in some patients with COVID-19. After searching the medical literature, researchers have now summarized the results of 41 studies describing myocarditis in 42 patients with COVID-19. The analysis, which is published in the…

Women’s use of preventive health services during COVID-19

What The Study Did: Changes in the use of women’s preventive health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including screening for sexually transmitted infections, breast and cervical cancer, and obtaining contraceptives from pharmacies are described by researchers in this study. Authors:…

Marking the 40th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic: A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine

June 5, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the first report of AIDS cases and the onset of the American AIDS epidemic. In a new, thought-provoking paper in the New England Journal of Medicine , Professor Ronald Bayer and co-author…

Gender differences exist even among university students’ wage expectations

Though both male and female students have optimistic wage expectations compared to actual wages of similar graduates, when given information about actual wages, women tended to decrease their expectations–while men actually increased their expectations

Gender stereotypes still hold true for youth and types of political participation

Gender roles absorbed at an early age seem to have shaped today’s youth regarding their involvement in politics, in line with traditional stereotypes, concludes a new study , conducted amongst adolescents and young adults aged between 15 and 30 in…

Association of circulating sex hormones with COVID-19 severity

What The Study Did: Researchers examined if circulating sex hormones are associated with disease severity in patients with COVID-19. Authors: Sandeep Dhindsa, M.D., of the St Louis University School of Medicine and Abhinav Diwan, M.D., of the Washington University School…

Young orangutans have sex-specific role models

Orangutans are closely related to humans. And yet, they are much less sociable than other species of great apes. Previous studies have showed that young orangutans mainly acquire their knowledge and skills from their mothers and other conspecifics. Social learning…

New insights into androgen’s action could boost battle against prostate cancer

Researchers at UVA Cancer Center have unveiled important new insights into how hormones known as androgens act on our cells – and the discovery could boost efforts to develop better treatments for prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. The findings shed…

Tampons, sanitary napkins could diagnose yeast infections with color-changing threads

The yeast Candida albicans can cause itchy, painful urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections. For women in low-resource settings who lack access to healthcare facilities, these infections create substantial social and economic burdens. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Omega have…

A law to protect those who support victims of violence against women

Last December, the Parliament of Catalonia unanimously approved the incorporation into its legislation of second-order violence against those who give their support to victims of violence against women. A recent study compiles testimonies of victims, and analyses this form of…

March/April 2021 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

Study Reveals New Hope for Men With Common Urinary Issues A new systematic review of evidence recommends the use of behavioral self-management treatments for common urinary issues experienced by upwards of 70 percent of older men. Common symptoms include trouble…

West Virginia’s enduring, intertwined epidemics: Opioids and HIV

Long before COVID-19 entered the picture, West Virginia had been battling two other major public health crises: opioids and HIV. Dr. Sally Hodder, a leading infectious disease expert at West Virginia University, believes that despite the threat of COVID-19, the…

Hypertensive pregnancy associated with risks of heart disease later in life

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2021 – Compared with women whose blood pressure during pregnancy was normal, women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, have major differences in the structure and function of the…