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2021

It's a Win-Win When a Child With Autism Gets a Shelter Cat

It`s a Win-Win When a Child With Autism Gets a Shelter CatFRIDAY, Sept. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of a child with autism might wonder if a pet cat would be a good fit for the family. Now, research suggests both children with autism and cats benefit when a feline joins the household.Gretchen Carlisle, a research scientist at the Missouri University Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, in Columbia, Mo., and her colleagues studied the pet dynamic from both sides. "It's not only important to examine how families of children with autism may benefit from these wonderful companion animals, but also if the relationship is stressful or burdensome for the shelter cats being adopted into a new, perhaps unpredictable environment," Carlisle said in a university news release. "In our study, we found the cats acclimated well to their new...

More College-Educated Women Are Having Children Outside...

7 September 2021
More College-Educated Women Are Having Children Outside of MarriageTUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage.While that childhood rhyme used to be true, college-educated women in the United States are now more likely than ever to have a first baby outside marriage. They're also more likely than other women to have a wedding ring by the time they have their second baby."It suggests a change in the way that college-educated young adults are living their family lives, and change in the place of marriage in young adults' family lives," said sociologist Andrew Cherlin, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore.That doesn't mean that most women are doing it. But Cherlin projects that 18% to 27% of college-educated women now in their 30s will follow this pattern.Yet, it...

Transgender People Face Twice the Odds for Early Death:...

3 September 2021
Transgender People Face Twice the Odds for Early Death: StudyFRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), a long-term study finds.And the added risk did not decrease over time, according to an analysis of data collected from more than 4,500 transgender people in the Netherlands between 1972 and 2018. Study author Martin den Heijer said the risk has persisted for decades."Increasing social acceptance, and monitoring and treatment for cardiovascular disease, tobacco use and HIV, will continue to be important factors that may contribute to decreasing … risk in transgender people," said den Heijer, a professor at Amsterdam University Medical Center.During the study period, 10.8% of transgender women (those...

Leaving Work to Care for Special Needs Child Takes Big...

30 August 2021
Leaving Work to Care for Special Needs Child Takes Big Financial TollMONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Having a special needs child can mean medical emergencies and doctors' visits where parents have to take time off from work, and now a new study shows that can bring a bit financial hit to a family.Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from more than 14,000 families in that situation and found they lost an average of $18,000 a year in household income in 2016-2017."We found a strong association between increasing hours of family-provided medical care and forgone family employment, likely because the more daily health care a child needs, the more likely their parents are to leave the workforce or reduce work hours," said study author Dr. Carolyn Foster, a pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.Lost wages were...

Change in the Kitchen Could Help Men in the Bedroom

30 August 2021
Change in the Kitchen Could Help Men in the BedroomMONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet can bring many benefits for the human body, including a healthier heart and a sharper brain.But there's another benefit that might be of particular interest to men.Following a Mediterranean diet can lower a man's future risk of erectile dysfunction, according to research presented online on Friday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual meeting. Researchers found that the diet improves blood vessel health throughout the entire body -- including the penis.Men following the Mediterranean diet had higher levels of testosterone, better erectile performance and more flexible arteries, results showed."It seems plausible that this dietary pattern may improve fitness and erectile performance by enhancing function of the...
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