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.

David Herzberg, Associate Professor of History, University at Buffalo • conversation
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

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk: Fauci’s right – holiday plans may have to change

Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic travel social-distancing universities family college

Telehealth can give parents of kids with autism key early tips

When in-person training is impossible, like during the pandemic, parents of kids with autism can get information via telehealth, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: autism parents telemedicine families health-and-medicine

Even though times are tough, working parents are happier

"When dads play a bigger role in childcare and doing routine housework, it puts both parents in a better position to succeed at work."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents gender jobs emotions families featured society-and-culture

Family experience shapes diabetes management

Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes families social-lives health-and-medicine blood-sugar

Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance

Perfectionism may drive some ‘helicopter’ parents

New research links perfectionism and over-parenting. The effects of this "helicopter" parenting include psychological distress, narcissism, and alcohol and drug use.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: parents young-adults families relationships society-and-culture

Child psychology has wisdom for pandemic parenting

An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: parents stress childrens-health families featured health-and-medicine

How to help kids deal with ‘big feelings’ during COVID-19

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.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 parents anxiety childrens-health families health-and-medicine

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