Are Beliefs about Severity Influenced by Patients’ Fears, Interactions with Clinicians, and Experiences within their Social Networks?

Research Paper Title Exploring patient perspectives of prediabetes and diabetes severity: a qualitative study. Background This qualitative study sought to identify and describe patients’ variant perceptions of disease severity after receiving a type 2 diabetes (T2DM) or prediabetes (preDM) diagnosis. Methods The researchers interviewed 29 patients from two US medical centers to ascertain perceptions of… Read More

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What are the Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship among Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship: Gender Comparison among Military Personnel. Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate how the role of workplace social support and gender affect the relationship between work stress and the physical and mental health of military personnel in Taiwan. The analysis results reveal… Read More

Social Media: From Members to Ambassadors

As the fitness industry continues to produce a great variety of exercises and programmes, and increases the number of clubs in every market, getting connected with current and prospective members is more important than ever. One of the best ways to (organically) create strong connections with members is through social media – which has become… Read More

American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More

Are Armed-conflict Risks Enhanced by Climate-related Disasters in Ethnically Fractionalised Countries?

Research Paper Title Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalised countries Abstract Social and political tensions keep on fueling armed conflicts around the world. Although each conflict is the result of an individual context-specific mixture of interconnected factors, ethnicity appears to play a prominent and almost ubiquitous role in many of them. This overall state… Read More

Modelling Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army (2002)

Research Paper Title Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army: A Model. Abstract An original model is presented for describing, analysing, and predicting soldiers’ behaviour in current regular combat arms units in the British Army. It was derived, using social anthropological techniques, during participant observation by a serving British Army officer, and… Read More