Psychology & Psychiatry

Relying on faith, culture and family to reduce stress of caregivers

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling psychiatric disorder that affects about one percent of the population in the United States. Approximately 60 percent of those suffering from this condition live with a relative. ...

Health

Monday's medical myth: You can think yourself better

Of all the cultural beliefs about health and illness that saturate the developed world, there is none so pervasive and deeply held as the idea that you can "battle" an illness by sheer force of will.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, researcher claims

(Medical Xpress)—Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium ...

Health

Baby's health is tied to mother's value for family

The value that an expectant mother places on family—regardless of the reality of her own family situation—predicts the birthweight of her baby and whether the child will develop asthma symptoms three years later, according ...

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