OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may settle legal claims with a new 'public trust' that would still be dedicated to profit
The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: history opioids philanthropy-and-nonprofits opioid-crisis oxycodone business-ethics oxycontin corporate-culture sackler-family purdue-pharma opioid-litigation
Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic travel social-distancing universities family college
When in-person training is impossible, like during the pandemic, parents of kids with autism can get information via telehealth, researchers say.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: autism parents telemedicine families health-and-medicine
"When dads play a bigger role in childcare and doing routine housework, it puts both parents in a better position to succeed at work."
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: parents gender jobs emotions families featured society-and-culture
Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes families social-lives health-and-medicine blood-sugar
New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity
Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance
New research links perfectionism and over-parenting. The effects of this "helicopter" parenting include psychological distress, narcissism, and alcohol and drug use.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: parents young-adults families relationships society-and-culture
An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: parents stress childrens-health families featured health-and-medicine
During the pandemic, children are struggling with difficult issues and parents are struggling over how to help them. Listening may be the best thing to do.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: covid-19 parents anxiety childrens-health families health-and-medicine
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