Psychology & Psychiatry

Studies show children don't believe everything they are told

Children learn on their own through observation and experimentation. They also learn from what other people tell them, especially adults and authority figures like their parents and teachers. When children learn something ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Differences in children's behavior predict midlife health behaviors

A recent study by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä and the Gerontology Research Center (Finland) investigated the paths from childhood socioemotional behavior to midlife health behavior ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Growing up in rural or suburban areas improves spatial navigation

People who grew up in rural or suburban areas have better spatial navigation skills than those raised in cities, particularly cities with grid-pattern streets, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL, University of Lyon ...

Health

One in five doctors in Sweden has a doctor parent

One in five doctors in Sweden has a parent who is also trained in medicine, more than triple the proportion for doctors born three decades earlier, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity is not only the individual's responsibility

Research based on 5425 citizens' responses to a questionnaire survey has illuminated that obesity causes are linked to various factors in addition to the individual's current socioeconomic circumstances, including childhood ...

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