Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

James Cook University scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous people.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Poses of power are less powerful than we thought

Legs apart, chest thrust forward, shoulders back: these 'power poses' are supposed to influence hormone production and willingness to take on risk in accordance with a study that attained global attention. Scientists from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links physical violence, stress hormone in women

A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health effects.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hormones affect voting behavior, study finds

Researchers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Rice University have released a study that shows hormone levels can affect voter turnout.

Health

Witnessing violence affects kids' health

School-aged children who witness violence in urban communities show symptoms of post-traumatic stress. They also suffer physiological effects with a disruption to their normal cortisol production pattern during the day, which ...