Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stress may be associated with fertility issues in women

Female rats exposed to a scream sound may have diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, according to a small animal study published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrinology.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Exercise advantages of estrogen in rodent studies

Experts in sex as a biological variable are uncovering the role of estrogen in exercise. The researchers will present their findings virtually at the American Physiological Society's (APS) New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis use blunts stress reactivity in female rats

Female rats that inhaled vaporized cannabis daily for a month developed a blunted physiological response to stress, according to a new study by Washington State University researchers.

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 ...

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