Brain scans taken while people perform tasks and while resting accurately were able to predict a person's political persuasions. The findings provide evidence that partisan political stances may have biological roots.
Having one or more retail outlets selling alcohol for off-premises consumption in a neighborhood was associated with a 13.5% increase in cases of child abuse and 10.5% more children being entered into the foster care system.
Middle-aged smokers are more likely to report memory problems and cognitive decline than those who do not smoke. The likelihood of cognitive decline is lower for those who have quit smoking, researchers report.