Medical economics

Aging in place successfully could be all about where you live

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown that neighborhood characteristics—from the location of medical services and how much green space there is, to the number of people involved in volunteer activities—can ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Race to vaccinate in Bordeaux as rare variant detected

The French city of Bordeaux will fast-track vaccinations for residents in one neighbourhood after nearly 50 people tested positive for a "very rare" variant of COVID-19, health authorities told AFP on Friday.


Growing up in a rough neighborhood can shape kids' brains

Growing up in a poor or disadvantaged neighborhood can affect the way adolescents' brains function, according to our new research. It can alter the communication between brain regions involved in planning, goal-setting and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong lifts first virus lockdown after mass testing

Hong Kong lifted its first neighbourhood coronavirus lockdown on Monday morning after testing some 7,000 people and finding just a handful of cases as debate swirled over the efficacy of the move.

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A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town or suburb. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. "Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition. Neighbourhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighbourhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur – the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realise common values, socialise youth, and maintain effective social control."

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