Health Sciences @ Life-Sciences.net
(PRWEB) December 14, 2011
The Health Sciences Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the basic and applied life and earth sciences including biology, agriculture, forestry, the environmental sciences, and the health sciences. The Health Sciences category of the Life-Sciences Social Network covers covers the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms. This section currently contains nearly 265,000 articles. A great part of these contributions derive from almost 1,900 international scientific journals covering this discipline.
One of the latest inclusions aims to investigate the temporal relationship between depressive symptoms and overeating and binge eating among adolescent and young adult females in the United States. The authors investigated these symptoms among 4,798 females between 1999 and 2003 in the "Growing Up Today" Study, a prospective cohort study of adolescents and young adults throughout the United States. Females reporting depressive symptoms at baseline were two times more likely than their peers to start overeating and binge eating. Similarly, females engaging in overeating or binge eating were two times more likely than their peers to develop depressive symptoms. The authors of this study conclude that it is important to consider depressive symptoms in overeating and binge eating prevention and treatment initiatives targeting adolescent and young adult females.
Another article deals with the assessment of noise from wind farm developments in Ireland. As with any infrastructural development, such wind farms must consider potential environmental impacts prior to construction which includes emission of noise from the development. The study consisted of ten one-week monitoring periods during which meteorological conditions and background noise levels were simultaneously recorded. Results of this study indicate that the critical wind speed depends on both the turbine choice and background noise environment and is specific to that particular turbine/site combination and that the critical wind speed during the night-time is often different to the overall critical wind speed suggesting that future noise studies should consider a range of critical wind speeds, particularly for night-time noise assessments.
The Health-Sciences Social Network Life-Sciences.net was established to discover and share scholarly and popular content in the basic and applied life and earth sciences including biology, agriculture, forestry, the environmental sciences, and the health sciences.
While the very latest Health Sciences content is rarely older than a few minutes, the front page of Live-Sciences.net usually presents stories submitted ca. 20-60 minutes ago. All categories including that of Geography feature RSS Feeds. The site's own search function enables users to search for specific keywords or phrases. For every story displayed, this search functionality automatically suggests up to 10 related articles which are displayed sorted by relevancy.
Life-Sciences.net maintains the increasingly popular Twitter account @Life_Sciences_ which currently features 86,662 tweets and 1,249 followers. The Health category is represented by Twitter's @MagazineHealth featuring 88,773 tweets and 117 followers.