Medical research

Exercise makes female rats hungrier, sustains weight gain

Sex differences play a large role in the relationship between exercise, appetite and weight loss, according to new research in rats. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oxytocin can help prevent osteoporosis

Oxytocin, produced by the hypothalamus and sometimes known as the "love hormone" for its involvement in pair bonding and orgasm, can be a strong ally in the control and prevention of osteoporosis, according to a study by ...

Medical research

A potential agent for treating preeclampsia

Preeclampsia usually begins after the 20th week of pregnancy. The affected women suddenly develop high blood pressure, they excrete increased amounts of protein in their urine (called proteinuria)—a sign that the small ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ketamine reduces drinking in male, but not female, rats

The drug ketamine decreases alcohol consumption in male, but not female, rats, according to new research published in eNeuro. The findings suggest that ketamine may be a viable treatment option for male patients with an alcohol ...

Health

Binge drinking may be more damaging to women

Alcohol consumption is a major cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, and binge drinking is emerging as a significant contributor to liver injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do hormones affect a woman's ability to recover from PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress can be a crippling disorder, interfering with a person's ability to function on a daily basis. And although scientists don't know why, it occurs twice as frequently in women as in men.

Neuroscience

Resolving sex differences in psychiatric disorder risk

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. The researchers extended ...

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