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Latest Nicholas A. Christakis Stories

Friends Found To Be Genetically More Similar Than Strangers
2014-07-15 11:59:03

If you’ve ever thought of your circle of friends as a second family, you may be on to something as a new study has found that on a population-wide level friends are more closely related to each other than strangers.

2013-10-29 16:05:29

Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more.

2012-07-18 01:32:38

A new way of mapping how physicians share patients provides opportunities for improving the quality of medical care and organizing the nature of care delivery.

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2012-01-26 10:05:48

The people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today’s Facebook users

2011-11-14 23:35:08

It turns out nice guys can finish first, and David Rand has the evidence to prove it.

Some Cartoons Damage Kids' Concentration And Self-Control
2011-09-12 08:33:13

A new study, published by the journal Pediatrics today found that watching "fast-paced, fantastical" cartoon programming can be a detriment to the attention spans of 4-year-old children.

2011-01-06 13:58:15

For parents wanting to reduce the negative influence of TV on their children, the first step is normally to switch off the television set.

2010-12-09 07:30:00

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MedNetworks, Inc., the leading developer of social network analytics and technology in health, today announced the formation of a scientific advisory board.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.