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Men and women’s brains are different- it’s official

Men and women’s brains are connected in different ways- which may explain why the sexes excel at different tasks researchers have found.A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences. Male brains appeared to be wired front to back, with few […]

Mixed sex wards lead to hospital fines

Hospitals in England have been fined for keeping patients in mixed sex accommodation under a new push to eradicate the problem.There were 2,660 breaches in April – half the number from the previous month, the Department of Health said. Hospitals are fined £250 for each day a patient is kept in mixed sex wards. It […]

Thousands of patients still forced to stay in mixed sex wards breaking labour’s promise

Tens of thousands of hospital patients were forced to be in mixed sex wards last year despite Labour promises that men and women would be separated, new figures suggest. The announcement came as the new coalition government revealed that men and women will no longer have to share facilities in English hospitals. More than eight […]