New research provides the first national estimates of the living arrangements for 'Dreamers' by comparing undocumented immigrants' households to those of documented immigrants and U.S.-born groups.
A new study shows that government sponsored nutrition education programs, like Early Head Start nutrition education, prioritize nuclear family dynamics and identify parents as primary caregivers. The researchers recommend that nutrition education programs should recognize the diversity of families and acknowledge other family arrangements including extended families, and programs should incorporate extended families in addition to the child's parents.
To help Harris County target its preventive strategies for sudden unexpected infant death, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified areas of the county where these tragic deaths are most likely to occur.
Visualizing your significant other may be just as effective as having them in the room with you when it comes to managing the body's cardiovascular response to stressful situations, according to a University of Arizona study.
Keeping track of who wears which costume, the location of soccer cleats and what is in the pantry are all examples invisible labor, or the mental and emotional effort required of mothers as they raise children and manage households. Researchers from Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University quantified the prevalence and impact of invisible labor. Feeling solely responsible for the household and children strained mothers' well-being and decreased satisfaction with their lives and partnerships.
Flexible schedules cause part-time working mothers to work longer without pay.
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Only about half of young people 13 to 26 years old in the United States report ever having time with their regular healthcare provider without a parent or someone else in the room, despite professional guidelines that recommend adolescents and young adults have access to confidential services and time for private discussions. Young people who report having private time or discussing confidentiality have more positive attitudes regarding their healthcare provider and clinical preventive services.
There are important lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of the AIDS response that could inform our response to the opioid epidemic. Decades of HIV research have demonstrated that the existence of an effective biomedical treatment is rarely, in and of itself, sufficient to combat an epidemic, suggesting that both a social as well as a biomedical response to the opioid crisis are necessary in order to be effective.
Every time we look at a face, we take in a flood of information effortlessly: age, gender, race, expression, the direction of our subject's gaze, perhaps even their mood. How the brain does this is a mystery.