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Female pattern hair loss, biological ageing and the Leiden Longevity study

People age at different rates and individuals with the same chronological age vary widely in terms of health and function. Biological age describes the difference between the population cohort average life expectancy and the perceived life expectancy

Females with anorexia nervosa in Singapore

Pressure to be thin can be exerted by various sources both external and internal. Sociocultural pressures include the showcase of gracile models and advertisements for diet products and slimming programmes in magazines and on television, criticisms about

Why is anxiety more common in women? Investigating sex differences in threat and safety learning

Anxiety-related disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are up to twice as common in women as in men but the reasons behind this remain unclear. People with PTSD often experience negative emotions like fear when reminded of

Human brains do not belong to two distinct types: ‘female brains’ and ‘male brains’

Sex categories – whether one has female or male genitalia – are fundamental for reproduction. They are also one of the most important categories that shape the social world. No surprise then that scientists and the general

Distinguish males and females using the mandibular canine tooth

Rao and collaborators developed a methodology based on the mandibular canine to estimate the sex of an individual. Using this methodology, called mandibular canine index (MCI), the authors proposed a cut-value above which the subjects should be

Breast cancer in elderly – does guideline adherent treatment really matter?

It is well known that breast cancer is currently the most common female cancer. Advances in diagnostics and treatment continuosly improve the long term outcome. To establish a new agent or therapy a randomised study with inclusion

Differences between male and female cyclists’ performances under the acute influence of alcohol

It is well-known that the average man and the average woman possess different performances, which can depend on the demanded task or physical peculiarities, e.g. average body fat resp. muscle mass or average height. If one takes

Hair shedding in women: how much is too much?

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common form of hair loss in women and reduces quality of life for sufferers. It is characterised macroscopically by hair loss and balding on the mid-frontal scalp and microscopically