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25Sep
2023

Unsafe Neighborhoods Have Higher Levels of Child Abuse

Unsafe Neighborhoods Have Higher Levels of Child AbuseMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Having safer neighborhoods, where families feel less stress, can help prevent child abuse, according to new research that supports this long-suspected theory.When parents feel higher levels of stress or hopelessness about their surroundings, they may have a harder time caring for their children, the study confirms.“To get the best outcomes for kids and to elicit the best parenting, families need a safe, stable, stimulating environment, both at home and in the surrounding community,” said study co-author Katherine Marcal, an assistant professor of social work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.“But if you live in a neighborhood where you can’t go outside, can’t go to a park or can’t walk down the sidewalk because there are...

Job Frustrations Can Really Be a Heartbreaker for Men

19 September 2023
Job Frustrations Can Really Be a Heartbreaker for MenTUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A job that's demanding but less than rewarding may take a big toll on a man's heart health, a large new study suggests.The study, of nearly 6,500 white-collar workers, found that men who habitually felt stressed on the job had up to double the risk of developing heart disease as their peers who were more content at work.In some cases, that stress took the form of "job strain," which meant that workers felt pressure to perform but had little power over how to get their work done.In other cases, the central problem was "effort-reward imbalance." That's when employees feel their diligence is not winning adequate returns -- whether through pay, promotion, recognition or a sense of fulfillment.Men who reported either kind of job stress were about...

Fertility Issues? Ovulation Tests Can Help, Study Finds

19 September 2023
Fertility Issues? Ovulation Tests Can Help, Study FindsTUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new review of clinical trials with an eye toward successful conception affirms that timing is key when trying to get pregnant.The review found that using urine ovulation tests to time intercourse improved both birth and pregnancy rates in women under 40 who had been trying to get pregnant for less than a year.Using seven controlled trials involving more than 2,000 women or couples, the review found that timing intercourse around the fertile period using a urine ovulation test boosted the chances of pregnancy and live birth to between 20% to 28%, compared to 18% without using the tests."Many couples find it difficult to achieve a pregnancy, which can lead to concerns about their fertility,” said lead author Tatjana Gibbons, a researcher at...

Another School Sports Season: How to Lower Your Child's...

19 September 2023
Another School Sports Season: How to Lower Your Child`s Odds for InjuryTUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Playing sports can offer a lot of benefits for kids, but it’s also important to help protect them from injuries. Parents and coaches can make a big difference in helping kids play safely, according to Nemours Kids Health. The medical organization suggests starting with proper equipment. Use it, but also make sure the safety gear is the right size, fits well and is right for the sport. That includes helmets for baseball, softball, bike riding and hockey, as well as for inline skating or riding scooters and skateboards.Ask your child's coach about the appropriate helmets, shoes, mouth guards, athletic cups and supporters, and padding, Nemours advised. Also ask about protective eyewear for racquet sports, field hockey, lacrosse, basketball,...

Teen Drinking Much More Likely If Parents Binge Drink, Study Finds

15 September 2023
Teen Drinking Much More Likely If Parents Binge Drink, Study FindsFRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who drink too much, too often, may be influencing their teens to do the same, a new study finds."Adolescents whose parents binge drink had a four times greater chance of drinking alcohol themselves compared to adolescents whose parents did not binge drink, and so this study provides more evidence that binge drinking is not only harmful to the person drinking alcohol but also to others around them," said senior study author Marissa Esser, the lead of the alcohol program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underage drinking is a dangerous problem. "It's associated with social problems issues in school, memory problems, and these teens are more likely to use other substances," Esser added.Excessive alcohol use is...
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