Nurse visits after a new baby cut child abuse

Family Connects, a nurse visiting program, substantially reduces the rate of early child abuse investigations, researchers report.

Duke University | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies child-abuse families nurses social-services

Alzheimer’s family mystery: How did one woman resist the disease?

One woman's resistance to genetic, early-onset Alzheimer's disease may hold the key to future therapies for the neurodegenerative disease.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging alzheimers-disease families genes

Imposters could pose as a relative using your DNA info

Malicious users could use a site called GEDmatch to get your genetic identity and use it to impersonate family.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture dna families internet privacy security

Caring moms may prevent teen dating violence

Teens who experienced warmth and caring from their mothers in eighth grade are less likely to be involved in an abusive relationship later on, research finds.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse families mothers parents relationships teenagers

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health families green-space income neighborhoods parents play social-lives

Deaf babies with Deaf parents have serious gaze skills

"Informal observations of Deaf infants interacting with their Deaf parents have suggested that these infants possess keen control over their eye-gaze behavior."

Kim Eckart-Washington | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology babies deafness families hearing learning parents sign-language vision

Why German parents are happier than 20 years ago

Social changes and more family-friendly policies have transformed German parents' roles. Those changes are for the best, researchers say.

U. Zurich | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions families gender germany happiness jobs parents social-lives

Why dads are happier than moms

"Care context" may account for why dads are often often happier, less stressed, and less tired than moms.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Sept. 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions families fathers gender mothers parents stress

Psychiatric care more likely for children of refugees with PTSD

The children of refugees to Denmark were 75% more likely to be in contact with the psychiatric system before they turned 18 if both parents had PTSD.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine families immigrations parents post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd refugees trauma

Opioids in the home ups risk for relatives

The chance that a person will get a prescription for opioids can climb as much as 100% if a relative in the same household already uses the drug.

UC Berkeley | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction families opioids

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