Demography

Health

Tracing trends could lead to better public health education

The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does having children make us any happier?

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents' happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Western ...

Overweight & Obesity

Note to young men: Fat doesn't pay

Men who are already obese as teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 percent less than their peers of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of Jönköping University and Dan-olof Rooth of ...

Health

U.S. suffers from lifespan inequality, says researcher

The United States has done worse than other wealthy countries at improving health for working-age adults while it has performed about the same in reducing mortality at ages over 65, according to new Stanford research.

Health

Disability trends: Oldest old improving, boomers doing worse

(Medical Xpress)—The oldest old are doing better and those approaching late life are doing worse, but Americans between the ages of 65 and 84 are experiencing about the same level of disabilities as they did at the start ...

Health

Advanced maternal age not harmful for children in adulthood

(Medical Xpress)—Previously existing ideas on how advanced maternal age affects adult health of children have to be reconsidered. It had been thought that mothers delivering later in life have children that are less healthy ...

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