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Study suggests some fathers elevate their games

As parents, we all take cues from mom and dad in the rearing of our own children. But can we improve as parents based...

Family dinner rituals translate to lower BMI

Did you know that the dining environment itself is an influencer of your weight status? This is the finding of a recent study by...

Making medical decisions for a cognitively impaired family member is complicated

Decision-making by a surrogate for a family member who is unable to make medical decisions is more complicated than decision-making by patients themselves, according...

Stroke patients benefit from family involvement in exercise therapy

Your family's involvement in your exercise therapy could significantly improve your function and recovery after stroke, according to a study in the March print issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that addi...

Family planning programs have success in developing countries, but need to...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While many researchers generally credit the desire for smaller families for the decline in fertility rates in developing, low-income countries, new research suggests that prevention of unwanted births may actually be a larger fact...

Archaeologists find hidden African side to noted 1780s Md. building

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- One of North America's most famous Revolutionary-era buildings -- a lone-surviving testament to an Enlightenment ideal -- has a hidden West African face, University of Maryland archaeologists have discovered. Their exca...

New mode of dementia care improves health, lowers hospitalization rates

INDIANAPOLIS -- An innovative model of dementia care developed by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use ...

Middle school is when the right friends may matter most

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 12, 2011) -- As adolescents move from elementary school into their middle or junior-high years, changes in friendships may signal potential academic success or troubles down the road, say University of Oregon researchers....

Study links a couple’s numeracy skills with greater family wealth

Couples who score well on a simple test of numeracy ability accumulate more wealth by middle age than couples who score poorly on such a test, according to a new study of married couples in the United States. Researchers found that when both spous...

Father’s incarceration associated with elevated risks of marijuana and other illegal...

In a recently published study in the journal Addiction, researchers from Bowling Green State University report evidence of an association between father's...

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