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Men are stricter than women when it comes to sick leave

More men than women find it unacceptable to stay home when work is stressful or they’ve just had a breakup, a new study shows. Other studies suggest the opposite.

Why boys get poor grades

A Norwegian school researcher may have found an explanation.

Men are more often than women fooled by placebo

It was not until the 1990s that researchers fully began to include both genders in health research. Sara Magelssen Vambheim has contributed with valuable new insights in her study of gender differences in pain experiences.

Women and men do not have different attitudes to sickness absence

The myth has been dispelled: New research shows that there are no gender differences in attitudes and norms regarding sickness absence.

Girls experience sexting more negatively than boys

A new study finds that Swedish boys and girls have very different reactions to sexually explicit texts. One researcher thinks this is very disheartening.

Testosterone improved women’s sense of direction

But they didn’t reach their target destinations any quicker.

Men have the best sense of direction

But when women got a drop of testosterone under the tongue, several of them were able to orient themselves better in the four cardinal directions.

Women are greener in traffic

Swedish researchers think the planet might be less threatened by air pollution from cars if more men followed the example of women.

All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils

According to a new doctoral thesis, the answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups.

More international researchers, but unevenly distributed

The number of international researchers in Norway has exploded in the past 10 years. This is in keeping with official targets, but we still know little about what this means for the future of Norwegian research.