Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile
...ng their risk for declining motor function and hastening their death, researchers from Rush University Medical Center report.
On the positive side, sociable
seniors who keep active physically and mentally tend to stave off the decline in physical ability often associated with aging, the scientists added.
Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide
MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Tucked away in the twisted strands of DNA that make you human are genes that may determine whether you are sociable
A new study comparing the two types of twins shows that genetics might affect social behavior, and the scientists who made the discovery sa...
Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia
... New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's
MONDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- sociable
people who don't sweat the small stuff may be more likely to remember the small stuff as they age, suggests new research exploring the link between pe...
Ecstasy Makes People Bond Better, Says an Australian Study
...ell as mothers to their babies.
Iain McGregor at the University of Sydney studied the effects of ecstasy in rats, which like people become more sociable
on the drug.
'It's very characteristic behaviour. They lie next to each other and chill out,' McGregor says.
The team gave the rats the e...
Researchers Uncover Critical Player in Cell Communication
...me is associated with craniofacial defects, problems with the aorta and a very specific mental retardation that causes those affected to be talkative, sociable
and empathetic but at the same time have significant spatial learning defects. Those affected are highly expressive, have exceptionally strong languag...
Eating Seafood Results In Brighter Babies
... Children who are born to women who eat more fish when pregnant are likely to be more sociable
and brighter when compared to other children. This is because the omega-3 fatty acids are contained in fish in large quantities, according to a study ...
A rarity among arachnids, whip spiders have a sociable family life
Whip spiders, considered by many to be creepy-crawly, are giving new meaning to the term touchy-feely.
In two species of whip spiders, or amblypygids, mothers caress their young with long feelers, siblings stick together until they reach sexual maturity, and all mix in social groups. This is sur...
Honest crabs, power to the hungry, nice mice and clever meerkats: News from the American Naturalist
...ssful than establishing a breeding group.
Carsten Schradin, Michael Scantlebury, Neville Pillay, and Barbara Knig, "Testosterone levels in dominant sociable
males are lower than in solitary roamers: physiological differences between three male reproductive tactics in a sociably flexible mammal," 173:March ...
Genes hold the key to how happy we are, scientists say
...ich psychologists use to rate personalities, called the Five-Factor Model, the researchers found that people who do not excessively worry, and who are sociable
and conscientious tend to be happier. They suggested that this personality mix can act as a buffer when bad things happen, according to the study publ...