Raine persuasively argues his point, leaving the reader convinced that there is credence in biological factors
Geared towards current and future health-care professionals, Health Disparities in the United States labors through an exhaustive review of quantitative medical studies that essentially reify information commonly found in introductory sociology texts: Race- and class-based health disparities do exist; there is a connection between poverty and poor heath; race as a biological factor
is not significant in determining a person's health; race is more a social construction than a biological difference; low socioeconomic status is a factor in access to health care; and, physicians may provide a different level of health care to members of minority groups, regardless of economic status, than they provide to whites.
Other biological factors
include a person's gender, ethnic background, whether there are mental disorders present, and how each drug affects each person's unique biology.
there might be things that make all of these biological factors
A third study of 1,200 women will explore how variables such as behavior, economic conditions, and barriers to health care, as well as biological factors
(including infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which may be a precursor to cervical cancer) may interact to contribute to cervical abnormalities.
Three areas were examined for evidence identifying specific determinants of Major Depressive Disorder in youth: biological factors
, including studies on inherited characteristics; psychological factors, focusing on cognitive and affective activity; and environmental factors, such as stressful life events.
To that end, criminals can blame uncontrollable biological factors
or corrupted family bloodlines, rather than rationalized, premeditated thoughts or other self-fulfilling reasons.
is sending representatives to pride celebrations throughout North America in search of 1,000 pairs of gay brothers--and their families--to join a massive lock at the biological factors
influencing homosexuality At pride events potential recruits get brochures explaining the research and directions to the project Web site: Gaybros.
It's as though biological factors
were ignored," says Dr.
Several recent research reports suggest that social workers may underestimate the influence of biological factors
and even hold family members primarily accountable for an individual's mental illness (Johnson et al.
A Yale study found that women are more likely to get medical attention for depressive symptoms because their relatives usually attribute the symptoms to biological factors
such as menopause and postpartum experiences.
Lead researcher Prof Allen Wilcox said there were apparently biological factors
promoting intercourse during a woman's most fertile days, whether they wanted a baby or not.