News tagged with personal characteristics

Personality a key factor in health care use

Psychiatrists and psychologists have long understood that an individual's personality can define how he or she views the world around them, reacts to situations, and interacts with others. It now appears that personality ...

Sep 20, 2013
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Study supports tobacco link to ovarian cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Curtin University's School of Public Health have contributed to a comprehensive international study examining risk factors for ovarian cancer.

Sep 12, 2012
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'Personality genes' may help account for longevity

"It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage ...

May 24, 2012
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A little more education, a little longer life?

(HealthDay) -- It's graduation season, and new research offers yet another reason to congratulate someone who has completed at least nine years of education: They're likely to live longer.

May 14, 2012
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The importance of the team composition in ICUs

A higher proportion of female nurses among intensive care teams may decrease individuals' risk of professional burnout, according to Swiss researchers who studied the factors related to burnout in the high-stress setting ...

Aug 23, 2011
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