social science and medicine

Obese targeted at workplace


September 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Obese individuals seem to be stigmatised at the workplace and in cultural settings, which has a negative bearing on their health, social behaviour and outcome, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Can online peer support groups benefit people with mental illness?


February 24th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Previous research has shown that people with mental illnesses prefer online peer support groups over face-to-face support groups.However, research on its clinical effectiveness is limited, and findings are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we should let daughters play outside, even if they get a little dirty


January 27th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has proposed how parents may be making their daughters prone to more diseases just because they don't want them to get dirty when they are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Highly-educated women drink the most


April 5th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): Women who attend university consume more alcohol than their less-educated counterparts, says a new British study.The study carried out at the London School of Economics showed that women ... Read more...

Posted in World |

People in authority suffer from psychological problems


October 20th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) People wielding power at workplace are more likely to suffer from psychological and physical problems. A University of Toronto study, which used data from a survey of 1,800 American ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Job insecurity worse for worker’s health


August 28th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Persistent worries about job security pose a greater threat to workers' health than either smoking or blood pressure, says a new study. "In fact, chronic job insecurity is a ... Read more...

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Teen girls who think they are too fat likely to display suicidal behaviours


March 11th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Teenage girls who see themselves as too fat could display more suicidal behaviours than those whore actually obese, says a new study.In the study by Inas Rashad, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents’ odd hour shifts don’t upset kids


January 7th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) While a single parent's shift work may upset children, couples working odd hours don't seem to have a negative impact on their teenagers.The study, based on a survey ... Read more...

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Heres why Las Vegas is the suicide capital of the world


November 12th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Las Vegas seems to bring out people''s desire to kill themselves, according to a new study.Matt Wray from Temple University in Philadelphia and colleagues from Harvard University ... Read more...

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With age comes peace and calm, study confirms


May 20th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 20 (IANS) We've always had a sense that the elderly are more at peace with themselves. Now a scientific study confirms this. The study, by University of Texas researchers, ... Read more...

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