Neuroscience

Your neighborhood may affect your brain health

Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods—areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities—had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study links neighborhood affluence, positive birth outcomes

It's not uncommon for new parents to relocate in search of neighborhoods with better schools, safer streets and healthier, more kid-friendly activities. But a new study led by University of California, Irvine sociologist ...

Addiction

With problem drinking, where you live may matter

Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking—though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol ...

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