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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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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The psychobiology of online gaming

When researchers looked at expression of a particular gene complex that is activated by chronic stress, they found differences depending on whether someone was positively engaging in video games or were problematic gamers.

Dentistry

Crooked bite may indicate early life stress

Research has repeatedly confirmed that the first 1,000 days after conception strongly influence a person's life expectancy and susceptibility to chronic diseases. The primary marker used to identify early life stress is low ...

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