|Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes?
Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes? TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a cutting-edge look at the biology of crime, a team of Swedish investigators has identified two specific genetic mutations that appear to be linked to a higher risk for extremely violent behavior. "Our study suggests that up to 10 percent of violent crimes might be explained by the aforementioned two genes," said study lead author Dr. Jari Tiihonen, a professor in the department of clinical neuroscience with the Karol...
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says. "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help us accurately predict who will suffer these osteoporotic injuries so that we can target these at-risk people for preventive measures," study author Dr. Carolyn Crandall, professo...
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they had 1,000 parents watch a series of movie clips, the group seemed to be less bothered by violent or sexual content with each successive clip. And as that happened, their willingness to let their kids watc...
Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and brittle, increasing the risk for fractures. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these risk factors for osteoporosis: Being a postmenopausal woman. Being white. Being an older adult. Having a small frame. Getting insufficient dietary calcium. Getting insufficient exercise.
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing fashions, cultural attitudes and health beliefs have contributed to the rise of deadly melanoma skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed various social and economic trends in the United States from the early 1900s to modern times, including clothing styles, social norms and medical practices. They reported their findings in the Oct. 6 issue of the American Journal of Public Health ...
Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study
Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds. The study was released Monday, coinciding with an announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court that it would refuse to hear cases from five states seeking to maintain bans on same-sex marriage. Exper...
Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay
Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 participants from the Walking for Health program in England, which organizes nearly 3,000 group walks each week. The researchers found that people who'd recently gone through a stressful event such as a serious illness, job loss, marriage breakup or deat...
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C. FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to firearm deaths, Hawaii has the fewest gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research. Over the past decade, deaths from gun-related violence -- including murders, suicides and unintentional shootings -- varied widely across the United States, the study revealed. Hawaii's rate was roughly three per 100,000 citizens. On the opposite end o...
1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows. A nationally representative study from the University of Michigan revealed that such violence is more prevalent than diabetes. This violence includes pushing and shoving, grabbing, throwing objects, slapping and hitting, kicking, biting, choking, burning or threatening their partner with a weapon, the r...
Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently
Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People's response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends. "How an individual responds to their environment depends on the brain of the beholder," lead investigator Nelly Alia-Klein, associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at the Friedman Brain Institute and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, said in a Mount Sinai n...
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