Being the father of a school-aged daughter makes men less sexist, according to a new study. The findings support the idea that men become more aware of the challenges facing women when they see the female experience of life up close through their offspring – dubbed the “mighty girl” effect.
The average outpatient visit in the US costs nearly $500, according to a new study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag in 2016 of more than $22,000. Both underscore a common understanding in the health profession: The US exceeds every other nation in total health care costs.
Tourists may be making Antarctica’s penguins sick
The Human Genome's 300 Million Missing Letters of DNA
Neanderthal Genes Give Clues to Human Brain Evolution
Scientists spotted signs that Alzheimer's may be transmissible after taking human growth hormone from cadavers and putting it into mice. Several years ago, the same team showed 8 young people had died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after HGH transfusions. Both diseases are amyloid-β related.
Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world
Women with heart emergencies less likely to receive proper medical care than men, finds a study which analyzed 2.4 million people with chest pain. Although these differences were modest, the overall number of women affected is large, given that cardiac disease is the #1 killer of women in the US.
Termite Mounds Filter the Methane Their Termites Produce
Researchers used 158,323 chest radiographs from 3 health systems to test whether an AI system could detect pneumonia. They found that the AI performed worse on data from different hospital groups, suggesting that algorithms must be carefully analyzed for performance across a range of populations.
‘More people talk to you when you have a dog’ - dogs as catalysts for social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. The presence of a dog helped to break social norms about speaking to strangers and discourage disrespect towards people with intellectual disabilities, suggests new study.
Men with more autistic traits were less influenced by people’s facial appearance to make judgements on trustworthiness, finds a new study, which suggests that as facial impressions are not accurate predictions of trustworthiness, failure to use them may represent highly rational social behaviour.
The evolutionary ancient superior colliculus (SC) does vision in many animals, but primates seem to use the newer cerebral cortex instead. We show one way SC's neuronal activity remains vital for primate vision: it can explain the outcome of judgments about peripheral visual information.