Living on the edge: succeeding in the slums

Living on the edge: succeeding in the slums

Cities exist in a state of constant flux: not always ‘smart’ and successful, they can be vulnerable, chaotic and seem on the edge of failure. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the shanty towns and slums. How can these informal settlements, and the wider city, be...
Does discrimination increase drinking?

Does discrimination increase drinking?

In the late 1980s, researchers across the United States began reporting a link between discrimination against African Americans and poor cardiovascular health within the African American population. Eventually, the scope of these studies broadened, uncovering a...
Interventions needed to curtail school-based gambling

Interventions needed to curtail school-based gambling

Interventions that target school-based gambling may be needed to stem the problem of wagering on school grounds, according to a Yale-led study. About 40 percent of 1,988 high school students surveyed in Connecticut said they gambled at school in the prior 12 months....
Erasing unpleasant memories with a genetic switch

Erasing unpleasant memories with a genetic switch

Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany) have managed to erase unpleasant memories in mice using a ‘genetic switch’. Their findings were published in Biological Psychiatry. Dementia, accidents, or traumatic...
Pubic Hair Grooming Common Among Some U.S. Women

Pubic Hair Grooming Common Among Some U.S. Women

Women in the United States increasingly groom their pubic hair, especially those who are younger, white and have partners who prefer it, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. Previous research has suggested that most women report engaging in...

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