Neuroscience

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus lockdown for parts of Spain's Palma de Mallorca

Spain's Balearic Islands region said Thursday it will impose restrictions on over 20,000 people in tourism hotspot Palma de Mallorca due to high numbers of confirmed coronavirus infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus-hit Wuhan waits for barriers to come down

A network of makeshift barriers has kept residents walled in their neighbourhoods for weeks in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

How the urban environment affects the diet of its citizens

In the high-impact journal Appetite the UPV/EHU's Nursing and Health Promotion research group has published a study using photovoice methodology and which qualitatively compares citizens' perceptions about the food environment ...

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Neighbourhood

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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