American Journal of Human Biology

The American Journal of Human Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering human biology. It is the official publication of the Human Biology Association (formerly known as the Human Biology Council). The journal publishes original research, theoretical articles, reviews, and other communications connected to all aspects of human biology, health and disease.

Publisher
Wiley-Liss
Country
United States
History
1989–present
Website
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1520-6300
Impact factor
2.021 (2010)

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Greater risk for babies born during natural disasters

Pregnant women exposed to natural disasters such as volcanoes are more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Pediatrics

Physical activity affects body composition in sex-specific way

Researchers from the Paleophysiology and Paleoecology groups at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have just published in paper in the American Journal of Human Biology, which shows ...

Health

Pregnancy raises energy expenditure less than believed

Human pregnancy entails important changes in female physiology and energy expenditure throughout gestation. Among pregnant women, there is wide individual variability in the physiological changes that meet the costly energy ...

Medical research

Bone density is associated with regular use, study finds

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have studied a population of women in rural Poland for the past four years to understand how their lifestyle affects their bone density. The age group and lifestyle ...

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