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Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health
Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behaviour and finds that, for girls, all three are worse. “Girls’ health is ... Read More »

Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead
Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Christmas. It’s the season that’s starting earlier every year, if the appearance of decorations and displays at shopping centres is anything to go by. It’s also a time of year where the focus seems to shift more towards materialism and ... Read More »

Baby blues: spotting mothers at risk
Baby blues: spotting mothers at risk (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Jane Davidson realised she had a problem when the ocean started to look like the welcoming embrace of death. “Every day I used to walk along the beach front where I live and I thought: ‘I just want to go ... Read More »

Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health
Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents’ return from combat deployment, their children show increased visits for mental healthcare, physical injury, and child maltreatment consults, compared ... Read More »

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption
Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco ... Read More »

Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000
Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life. This research, undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic ... Read More »

UF/IFAS study: Fatherly involvement with teenage girls may lead to safer sexual protection in college
UF/IFAS study: Fatherly involvement with teenage girls may lead to safer sexual protection in college (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Female students who said their dads were “involved” in their lives as teens are more likely to use protection when having sex in college, a positive sign for fathers in an era of increasingly single-parent homes, according to new University ... Read More »

Struggle to juggle still hardest for women
Struggle to juggle still hardest for women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mothers juggling paid work and care responsibilities are still struggling to find work-life balance in 2014, according to the latest Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) national report from the University of South Australia’s Centre for Work + Life. Women ... Read More »

Health of sole working mothers is suffering
Health of sole working mothers is suffering (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Sole working mums have poorer physical and mental health than partnered working mothers in Australia, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the School of Psychology and Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong, ... Read More »

Parental stress linked to child obesity and fast food
Parental stress linked to child obesity and fast food (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by pediatric researchers. Furthermore, when parents perceive themselves to be stressed, their children eat fast food more often, ... Read More »

 
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