News tagged with social science and medicine
For young women in high school, the risk of childbearing may depend on the prevalence of obesity in their schools, according to sociologists, who found that as the prevalence of obesity rises in a school, so do the odds of ...
Overweight and Obesity May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Low-income children may be overweight in part because they have less access to open green space where they can play and exercise, reports a Cornell study of obesity in Europe published in Social Science an ...
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Poverty and disease often come together. That much is well understood. But how much does poverty foster disease? Or, how much can disease perpetuate poverty? And what's the role of nature, given that so many infectious diseases ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers at the Silver School of Social Work has found that among 60 young adults with a history of significant mental health difficulties, few used psychiatric services, medications, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study provides the best evidence to date that higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years.
Health May 08, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
Mothers who financially struggle to provide food for their families tend to put themselves at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm, according to a new study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The World Health Organization said a study has found that Filipino mothers who have been influenced by advertisements or their doctors to use infant formula are two to four times more likely to feed their babies with those ...
Health Nov 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Parenthood accelerates weight gain over the life course according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.
Health Sep 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Top-performing hospitals are typically ones headed by a medical doctor rather than a manager. That is the finding from a new study of what makes a good hospital.
Health Jul 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 1