News tagged with social factors
We've heard it time and time again: exercise is good for us. And it's not just good for physical health – research shows that daily physical activity can also boost our mental health. But what actually accounts for the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
With ties to diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, childhood obesity in wealthy countries is certainly of growing concern to researchers. A new study explores the ties between childhood weight problems, socioeconomic ...
Health Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Over the past decade, researchers have made great strides in identifying genes that lead to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which result in a continuum of social deficits, communication ...
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 14, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a unified fitness assessment program announced today by The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; the American Alliance for Health, ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Living a healthy lifestyle into old age can add five years to women's lives and six years to men's, finds a study from Sweden published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Aug 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
It's no secret that pregnancy hormones can dampen moods, but for some expectant moms, it's much worse: 1 in 5 experience major depression.
Health Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People who grew up in the worst years of 'The Troubles ' are more prone to suicide in Northern Ireland, according to new research carried out at Queen's University Belfast.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Long-term cancer survivors take sick leave more often than their disease-free colleagues, suggesting that they struggle at work despite their ability to work five years after diagnosis. These findings by Steffen Torp, from ...
Cancer Jun 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.
Health Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Two studies scheduled for presentation today at SLEEP 2012 are reporting sleep disparities among Americans based on racial and ethnic background.
Health Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study conducted at the University of Granada has concluded that most immigrant women who give birth in Spain suffer "severe stress" and should receive psychological treatment after giving birth to help them overcome disorders ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A simple drawing test can predict the long-term risk of dying after a first stroke among older men, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Cardiology May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the 'thin and beautiful' ideal have a more positive body image. That's according to a new study looking at five factors that may help young women to be more positive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a novel study of health disparities in the United States, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified 22 socioeconomic and environmental variables that together are better indicators of early death ...
Health Apr 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Stroke patients receiving in-patient rehabilitation are more likely to land back in the hospital within three months if they are functioning poorly, show signs of depression and lack social support according to researchers ...
Health Apr 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |