News tagged with anthropology
The world population could top 8 billion in the year 2023 if current growth rates remain constant, according to United Nations figures. However, if global fertility rates slow more quickly than expected, there could be up ...
Health Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Selling a kidney or part of one's liver to pay off loans is becoming increasingly common in Bangladesh, where desperate villagers are being exploited by human organ traffickers, a Michigan State University ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and a sedentary lifestyle is often cited as a major contributing factor. Among the Tsimane, an indigenous population in the lowlands of Bolivia's ...
Health Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Many babies spend almost three hours in front of the TV each day, a new study finds, especially if their mothers are obese and TV addicts themselves, or if the babies are fussy or active.
Pediatrics Jan 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 1 |
The consequences of social stigma can be physically harmful, and even deadly. People who are shunned by our society—due to homelessness, drug use, non-conforming gender identity, or other attributes—generally ...
Health Nov 07, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains.
Medical research Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Women speak to their male partners less often as they grow older and turn their attention to a younger generation, according to an unusual study Thursday that tracked nearly two billion phone calls and text ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- UCLA anthropologists asked hundreds of Americans to guess the size and muscularity of four men based solely on photographs of their hands holding a range of easily recognizable objects, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 11, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The ranking of a monkey within her social environment and the stress accompanying that status dramatically alters the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, a new scientific study reports. The research is the first ...
Genetics Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
In the most comprehensive study to date to examine the effects of soy on menopause, researchers have found that two daily servings of soy can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes by up to 26 percent, compared ...
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A Michigan State University anthropologist who spent more than a year infiltrating the black market for human kidneys has published the first in-depth study describing the often horrific experiences of poor ...
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Forensic practitioners and anthropologists will be among those to benefit from new University of Kent research on the dental development of humans.
Dentistry Mar 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Women who did not plan to get pregnant are much more likely to stop breastfeeding within three months of giving birth, according to a study published in the journal Current Anthropology. The research suggests that women ...
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In reaction to what midwives view as the overly medicalized way hospitals deliver babies, they have created birthing rituals to send the message that women's bodies know best.
Health Dec 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
According to a new study by researchers from the MPI for Psycholinguistics and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, you don't need to have words for emotions to understand them. The results of the study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Anthropology (pronounced /ænθrɵˈpɒlədʒi/, from the Greek ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "human", and -λογία, -logia, "discourse", first use in English: 1593) is the study of human beings, everywhere and throughout time.
Anthropology has its intellectual origins in both the natural sciences, and the humanities. Its basic questions concern, "What defines Homo sapiens?" "Who are the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens?" "What are our physical traits?" "How do we behave?" "Why are there variations and differences among different groups of humans?" "How has the evolutionary past of Homo sapiens influenced its social organization and culture?" and so forth.
While specific modern anthropologists have a tendency to specialize in technical subfields, their data and ideas are routinely synthesized into larger works about the scope and progress of our species.
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