Psychology & Psychiatry

It's official – you're unhappiest at midlife

Young people and the very old are our happiest citizens, with those in mid-life having lower life satisfaction, according to research presented Wednesday at Australia's largest social policy conference.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mapping the brain to understand cultural differences

A University of Maryland-led research team is working to help diplomats, military personnel, global managers and others who operate abroad to peer inside the minds of people from very different cultures.

Health

Why don't the highly educated smoke?

(Medical Xpress)—It's well established that adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than adults with less education, but the reasons for this inequality are unclear. A new Yale study shows that the links ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology can help patients beat obesity problem, says expert

Psychologists have expertise to understand the causes of obesity and should be central to help the prevention and treatment of the condition, according to a leading Health Psychologist from the University of Bedfordshire.

Pediatrics

Recommendations developed for addressing child trafficking

(HealthDay)—In a policy statement published online Nov. 27 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for health care professionals to help prevent child trafficking, recognize victims, and intervene appropriately.

Health

Cigarette firms slowing anti-tobacco fight: report

Alleged "interference" by cigarette firms in public health policies is slowing down a UN-backed global campaign against tobacco use and its related health risks, a report said Tuesday.

Health

Heavier newborns show academic edge in school

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth ...

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