News tagged with sociologists
For years, neurologist William Young of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Headache Center has heard his patients say how bad they felt when other people did not take their migraines seriously.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—About 115,000 women lose their private health insurance every year in the wake of divorce, according to a University of Michigan study.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego sociologist. A study led by David Phillips and published ...
Health Jun 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Many economists and sociologists have warned of the social dangers of a wide gap between the richest and everyone else. Now, a new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 13, 2011 | 3.6 / 5 (17) | 204 |
Several years ago, Suparna Rajaram noticed a strange sort of contagion in a couple she was close to. One partner acquired dementia -- and the other lost the nourishing pleasures of joint reminiscence. "When the other person ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 27, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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
An international study found that despite widespread acceptance that mental illness is a disease that can be effectively treated, a common "backbone" of prejudice exists that unfairly paints people with conditions such as ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can't explain.
Health Mar 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—It's common knowledge that a child who misses a meal can't concentrate in school. But what happens years down the road? Does that missed meal have any bearing on health in adulthood?
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Children living in poorer neighborhoods are nearly 30 percent more likely to be obese than children in more affluent residences, according to a new study from Rice University.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Europeans spend much time with their grandchildren. And past 70, the grandfather takes the lead.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
While the Western press often targets religious groups for their roles in handling the African AIDS crisis, these groups tend to play positive—and critical—roles in fighting the epidemic, according to sociologists.
HIV & AIDS Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—No one thought Sherry S., a 91-year-old former sociologist with dementia-related short-term memory loss, could write.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Bar and restaurant workers in Sweden run a higher risk of alcoholism than the rest of the population, with young women at greatest risk, a study published Tuesday showed.
Health Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0