Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 09, 2005
NYU research shows anti-poverty program boosts marriage rate among single mothers
An anti-poverty program in Milwaukee, Wisc., substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married, according to research by New York University psychology professor Hiro Yoshikawa and Anna Gassman-Pines, a doctoral candidate in psychology.

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
Nearly three out of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, according to a new study.

Why women shy away from careers in science and math
Girls steer away from careers in math, science and engineering because they view science as a solitary rather than a social occupation, according to a University of Michigan psychologist.
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