Health

What's the most dangerous day of the year? Watch out on these ones

Society has become increasingly preoccupied with risk. So it's unsurprising that as social scientists, we are constantly being asked to predict where harm is most likely to strike. In terms of crime and disorder—our specialty—we ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The sad truth about happiness scales

You might feel sad after looking closer at studies about happiness. That's because an emotion that's easy to experience is immensely difficult to measure, says Purdue University economist Timothy Bond.

Genetics

Good medicine depends on diversity

Precision medicine represents a revolution in health care. Doctors and researchers may soon be able to use the genetic profiles of patients to predict with great accuracy which treatment and prevention protocols will work ...

Health

The myth of 'no place like home' when it comes to end of life

She died at home, but it wasn't the romantic scene found in movies, where the family held her hand and she simply closed her eyes. In reality, there was a night when she had diarrhea 12 times. In reality, every time she had ...

Health

What predicts teen partner rape?

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first ...

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