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Loneliness may be due to increasing aging population
Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a 'loneliness epidemic,' older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations -- there just might be more of them, according to a pair of studies published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-12-10)
Federal disability payments encourage more family caregiving, study finds
While it's well understood what sources of income and insurance support people who experience a disability, less is known about the mechanisms of how family support changes over the evolution of a disability. (2019-12-10)
Close friends help macaques survive
Close friendships improve the survival chances of rhesus macaques, new research shows. (2019-12-10)
Isolated, vulnerable, and apathetic
Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as their own health status. (2019-12-09)
Preterm births more likely when dads live in lower income areas
Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal. (2019-12-05)
Social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents
New research published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders suggests that social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing, is associated with disordered eating in young adolescents. (2019-12-04)
Teens must 'get smart' about social media
New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path towards developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviours - even though they are smartphone savvy. (2019-12-04)
Social media could be a force for good in tackling depression but for privacy concerns
Social media has been identified by a number of studies as being a significant factor in mental health problems, especially in young people. (2019-12-03)
Social influencers: What can we learn from animals?
Research from Oxford University calls us to reconsider how behaviors may spread through societies of wild animals, and how this might provide new insights into human social networks. (2019-12-03)
Whales stop being socialites when boats are about
The noise and presence of boats can harm humpback whales' ability to communicate and socialise, in some cases reducing their communication range by a factor of four. (2019-11-28)
Study finds three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy
There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which are effective in controlling seizures in more than two-thirds of patients. (2019-11-27)
Head-to-head comparison finds three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy
A new clinical trial in the emergency department finds no difference in efficacy or adverse effects of three commonly used treatments for patients with refractory status epilepticus. (2019-11-27)
Mommy drinking is on the upswing -- but women without children still drink more
Men and women are continuing to increase binge drinking, regardless of parenting status, according to a new study at Columbia. (2019-11-26)
High levels of screen use associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence
High levels of social media use, television viewing and computer use are associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence. (2019-11-26)
Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows
Researchers at the universities of Melbourne and New South Wales have examined the relationship between income inequality, status anxiety and sexualisation of women. (2019-11-25)
Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease. (2019-11-22)
How the brain decides to punish or not
Oksana Zinchenko, Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE University, has conducted meta-analysis of 17 articles to find out which areas of the brain are involved decision-making for rendering social punishment. (2019-11-22)
Almost a third of tropical Africa's flora faces extinction
31.7% of tropical Africa's vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study coordinated by an IRD researcher, published in the journal Science Advances on 20 November 2019. (2019-11-21)
Survey: Most teenagers in legalized states see marijuana marketing on social media
Despite restrictions on paid advertising cannabis on social media, most teenagers reported seeing marijuana marketing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to a public health study authored by University of Massachusetts Amherst injury prevention researcher Jennifer Whitehill. (2019-11-21)
Husbands' stress increases if wives earn more than 40 per cent of household income
Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point. (2019-11-19)
Saving 'half Earth' for nature would affect over a billion people
Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say University of Cambridge researchers. (2019-11-18)
Relevant social stimuli may reduce interest in drugs
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus reduces interest in cocaine. (2019-11-15)
Sociable crows are healthier -- new research
A new study has found that crows living in large social groups are healthier than crows that have fewer social interactions. (2019-11-14)
DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe
Researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale among people living in parts of Western Europe over the last 500 years. (2019-11-14)
Teaching group work to students with autism
Communication skills and group work could be taught alongside regular curricula and a structured protocol, which promotes communication, can go a long way to help children with ASD to socialize with their peers, thereby aiding their development. (2019-11-13)
Depression linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadians
Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. (2019-11-12)
Capacity to address patient social needs affects primary care clinician burnout
Clinicians noted the importance of social needs interventions being timely, accessible and tailored to each individual patient, while being responsive to patient feedback. (2019-11-12)
Quitting Facebook could boost exam results
In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social networking sites. (2019-11-11)
Men who receive home care from spouse more likely to feel burdensome than women
A spouse requiring caregiving for chronic illness or a disability can create a stressful environment for married couples. (2019-11-11)
New Jersey researchers study social communication in pediatric traumatic brain injury
'These findings support our hypothesis that children with TBI who have problems with social communication also have problems with social cognition and social functioning,' said Dr. (2019-11-08)
Older adults find greater well-being in smaller social networks, study finds
Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? (2019-11-07)
Cynical social media voices can erode trust in news media
Amid rising concerns about low public trust in mainstream media institutions, a Rutgers study found that real-life and online social interactions can strongly influence a person's trust in newspaper, TV and online journalism -- but when it comes to online interactions, cynical views are the most influential. (2019-11-04)
Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology
Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to three biologists at UC Davis. (2019-11-01)
Bound by blood
After studying vampire bat relationships in captivity, researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama released the bats into the wild colony where they originally came from. (2019-10-31)
Report outlines social determinants' role in cancer and public health
A new report outlines the critical role social determinants play in shaping population health, highlighting that health disparities are systemic, and cut across multiple population characteristics, including race/ethnicity, age, disability status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. (2019-10-29)
Research shows that early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline
Early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline among the elderly, according to research conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-10-29)
Pyschologists analyze language to categorize human goals
The researchers say human goals can be broadly categorized in terms of four goals: 'prominence,' 'inclusiveness,' 'negativity prevention' and 'tradition.' (2019-10-29)
Science shows hype about your opponent actually messes with your game
A study of more than 117,000 pro tennis matches and more than 5 million observations in online amateur chess indicates that even when competitors are evenly matched, players perform worse against an opponent they know has been climbing in rank. (2019-10-28)
81% of tuna catch comes from stocks at healthy levels, 15% require stronger management
Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 81% came from stocks at 'healthy' levels of abundance, according to the October 2019 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. (2019-10-24)
The long arm of childhood conditions
Available research on the impact of a person's socioeconomic status during childhood suggests that the circumstances one grows up in matter a great deal for adult health. (2019-10-23)
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