Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 18, 2000
An assessment of yourself as rich and powerful may keep you healthy, according to a UCSF study
Scientists have known for decades that poverty leads to higher rates of illness and mortality.

Children born to mothers who go hungry during early pregnancy run greater risk of heart disease as adults
Children born to mothers who go hungry during early pregnancy are at increased risk of heart disease as adults, finds a study in Heart.

Sensation seekers may be at increased risk for becoming smokers due to greater initial sensitivity to nicotine
The personality characteristic of sensation seeking (the tendency to seek varied, novel, complex and intense sensations and experiences) is associated with a greater risk of smoking, and a new study provides evidence that this may be due to greater initial sensitivity to nicotine.

Perspective on life can affect women's health, according to new studies
How a woman views her life can keep her healthy or put her at risk for health problems, according to two new studies that examine the effects of stress on women's health during their reproductive years.
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