News tagged with social factors
Hate the Lakers? Do the Celtics make you want to hurl? Whether you like someone can affect how your brain processes their actions, according to new research from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC.
Neuroscience Oct 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have established a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence—a critical time for brain development—and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their ...
Health Nov 14, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Elderly people who are socially isolated and lonely may be at greater risk of early death, British researchers report.
Health Mar 25, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
People in different cultures make different assumptions about the people around them, according to an upcoming study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers studie ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
As genetic risk information plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, private companies have made personal genomic testing for these risk factors widely available to the public. ...
Genetics Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—A medication typically prescribed to control high blood pressure that's commonly referred to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism, researchers say.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the "obesity epidemic" and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 20, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Psychopaths are charming, but they often get themselves and others in big trouble; their willingness to break social norms and lack of remorse means they are often at risk for crimes and other irresponsible behaviors.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 19, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
Feeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study from Sweden reveals that having low peer status in adolescence is a strong risk factor for regular and heavy smoking in adulthood. Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden used a large database that followed ...
Addiction Nov 20, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
How researchers classify and quantify causes of death across a population has evolved in recent decades. In addition to long-recognized physiological causes such as heart attack and cancer, the role of behavioral factorsincluding ...
Health Jun 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
If you suffer traumatic brain injury, your risk of having a stroke within three months may increase tenfold, according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Medical research Jul 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0