Young male chimps still need their moms

Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.

Robin Smith-Duke | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Family history with alcohol may alter how your brain works

If you have a parent with alcohol use disorder, it may affect how your brain transitions from demanding tasks to rest.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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When grandparents raise kids, obesity risk may go up

Children whose grandparents raise them may have an increased risk of childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Feb. 7, 2020 | futurity
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Family caregivers rarely hear ‘do you need help?’

Fewer than one-third of caregivers say health care workers regularly ask if they need support. "It's a potential point of intervention for improving care."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Teen boys and girls now do equal amounts of housework

Teen boys and girls now do household chores in nearly equal measure, which could continue the long-term change to a more equal division of labor between men and women.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
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Even around kids, many gun owners don’t lock up firearms

A survey of gun owners at a firearm safety event shows that an alarming number don't lock their guns up safely—even in the presence of children.

U. Washington | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
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Teens with a higher sense of family status are healthier

Teenagers' sense of their own family's socioeconomic status is associated with their health and well-being, even if those perceptions aren't factual.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Families of kids with autism face burnout and false accusations

Families of children with autism face burnout and social isolation, and even ridicule and accusations of child abuse, families in a small new study report.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
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How people with dementia can best enjoy the holidays

Guests, changes in routine, and other aspects of the holidays can be hard on people with dementia and caregivers. Here are ways to make the season enjoyable for the whole family.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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