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Job satisfaction can impact overall health in people in their early 40s

Job satisfaction can impact overall health in people in their early 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. [More]
Viewing pornography may have negative effects on marital stability, study shows

Viewing pornography may have negative effects on marital stability, study shows

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. [More]
Closeness to family members linked to decreased risk of death for older adults

Closeness to family members linked to decreased risk of death for older adults

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one's social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. [More]
Study looks at how American married couples divide household chores and childcare tasks

Study looks at how American married couples divide household chores and childcare tasks

For heterosexual couples, most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household labor between husbands and wives, while for same-sex couples, they think the "more masculine" partner and the "more feminine" partner should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, respectively, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. [More]
Primary breadwinner status may affect psychological well-being and health of men

Primary breadwinner status may affect psychological well-being and health of men

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut sociologists. [More]

Bartending may not help achieve normal benchmarks of family life

If you want to mix drinks for a living, don't expect to have a typical family life. [More]
Spending time with heavier pals may undercut success at weight loss, study finds

Spending time with heavier pals may undercut success at weight loss, study finds

People trying to shed pounds -- but who hang out with heavier pals regularly -- are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. [More]
Working or volunteering could decrease chances of physical disability in elders

Working or volunteering could decrease chances of physical disability in elders

Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University. [More]

Crime victims who report to police less likely to experience repeat victimization

As law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and public health officials work to develop effective crime-prevention strategies, new research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences. [More]

Exposure to illegal substances during adolescence influences patterns of abuse in adulthood

Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. That's according to the one of the first studies to look at how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood. [More]
Shorter and longer reproductive durations can raise risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women

Shorter and longer reproductive durations can raise risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women

Using data from the Women's Health Initiative, a new study has found that women with reproductive-period durations of less than 30 years had a 37% increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with women whose reproductive durations were somewhere in the middle (36 to 40 years). [More]
UC Riverside investigators to study impact of drought on public health

UC Riverside investigators to study impact of drought on public health

Drought and extreme temperatures continue to challenge policymakers in California and globally who grapple with managing limited water resources. [More]
Study shows workplace conditions may contribute to gender-based job stress

Study shows workplace conditions may contribute to gender-based job stress

Social scientists have long known that women working in numerically male-dominated occupations like physics and firefighting report experiencing workplace stress, but men who work in numerically female-dominated occupations like nursing and child care do not. [More]
VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

More data analysis about hot flashes from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation has been published today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. [More]
Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions. [More]
SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. [More]
African Americans perceive depression as weakness rather than health condition

African Americans perceive depression as weakness rather than health condition

Depression in African Americans, according to Sirry Alang, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, is expressed in ways that are inconsistent with symptoms of depression laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. [More]

Early childhood behavioral problems have larger impact on educational achievement for boys than girls

A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial gender gap in educational attainment that currently exists in the United States. [More]

Study uncovers racial, working class discrimination in private mental health care market

A new study suggests that psychotherapists discriminate against prospective patients who are black or working class. [More]
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