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Positive thinking may protect against breast cancer
Feelings of happiness and optimism play a positive role against breast cancer. Research published today in the open access journal BMC Cancer suggests that while staying positive has a protective role, adverse life events such as the loss of a parent or close relative, divorce or the loss of a spouse can increase a woman's risk of developing the disease. (2008-08-21)

Is parental belief in importance of religion associated with lower risk of suicidal behavior in kids?
Parents' belief in the importance of religion was associated with a lower risk for suicidal behavior by their children regardless of a child's own belief about the importance of religion and other known risk factors such as parental depression, suicidal behavior and divorce. (2018-08-08)

Songbirds divorce, flee, fail to reproduce due to suburban sprawl
New University of Washington research finds that for some songbirds, urban sprawl is kicking them out of their territory, forcing divorce and stunting their ability to find new mates and reproduce successfully, even after relocating. (2017-01-03)

Married patients with heart disease have better survival rates
Marriage is a vital factor affecting the survival of patients who have had a heart attack, as well as the survival of patients with the most important risk factors, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. (2017-08-28)

Hispanic children and exposure to adverse experiences
A new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as parental divorce and scenes of violence. (2017-10-11)

How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study finds
How a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time, a new study from Oregon State University suggests. (2018-02-20)

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption, SF State study finds
Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco State University. Maintaining family routines such as eating a regular dinner or carving out time to talk each day, however, can protect children during divorce against developing unhealthy eating habits. (2015-03-03)

Family ties that bind: Maternal grandparents are more involved in the lives of their grandchildren
As families gather round for the winter holidays, some faces may be more familiar than others. A recent study from Newcastle University shows that the amount of social interaction between extended family members depends on whether people are related through their mother or father. (2007-12-18)

Why rural coal families are less likely to divorce
Rural coal-mining families show resilience against divorce when faced with the economic downturns common in the industry, a new study suggests. Researchers found that rural counties with higher levels of coal jobs had lower divorce rates compared with similar counties with fewer coal jobs during the 1990s, when the coal industry was losing jobs. (2017-11-20)

Loneliness is bad for your health
A new study in Current Directions in Psychological Science finds that as we get older, loneliness plays a devestating role in our physical decline. (2007-08-17)

Older adults embracing 'living apart together'
A new phenomenon called 'Living Apart Together' (LAT) -- an intimate relationship without a shared residence -- is gaining popularity as an alternative form of commitment. Researchers at the University of Missouri say that while the trend is well understood in Europe, it is lesser known in the US. This means that challenges, such as how LAT partners can engage in family care-giving or decision-making, could affect family needs. (2017-02-09)

Mayo Clinic study: Physician spouses very satisfied in relationships
It appears that the majority of spouses/partners of physicians in the United States are happy with their relationships, according to Mayo Clinic research. Of the about 900 spouses/partners of physicians who responded to a national survey, 85 percent said that they were satisfied in their relationship and 80 percent said they would choose a physician spouse/partner again if they could revisit their choice. These values are similar to those of married adults in the US overall. (2013-03-28)

Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health
Divorce can be grueling, and researchers are interested in understanding the factors that affect mental and physical health during this experience. A recent study is the first to examine divorcees immediately after a divorce and finds that their mental and physical health is reduced, with conflict emerging a key factor. The results could help researchers to design interventions to support divorcees through their divorce. (2020-11-30)

'Unreasonable behaviour' most common ground for divorce (new research suggests)
A new Oxford University study charts the changes in the main 'facts' that husbands and wives give for petitioning for divorce, since the Divorce Reform Act 1969 was implemented in 1971. It finds that over time, people's use of the law for legally ending their unions has changed considerably, with the fault-based fact of 'unreasonable behaviour' most used in recent years, and desertion the least. (2018-07-30)

Children of divorce fall behind peers in math, social skills
Divorce is a drag on the academic and emotional development of young children, but only once the breakup is under way, according to a study of elementary school students and their families. (2011-06-02)

Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?
Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage -- and the kind of violence she experienced -- has an impact on how well she and her former partner are able to co-parent after separation. Researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to find out how co-parenting varies during the first year after separation for mothers who have experienced different types of violence in their marriages. (2017-11-01)

Shared lifetime of grandmothers and grandchildren significantly increased since 1800s
The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren has changed. The shared lifetime between grandmothers and their grandchildren has a fundamental effect on how grandparents and grandchildren influence each other. A study conducted by biologists at the University of Turku, based on Finnish parish registers, indicates that, in this agrarian society, the shared lifetime of grandchildren and their grandmothers was short. (2018-09-07)

Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids: Queen's University study
Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen's University study. (2012-04-09)

FSU researchers find furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss
As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults. (2019-09-05)

UNC study: Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior
People with mental illness alone are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence, a new study by UNC researchers concludes. But mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence elevates the risk for future violence. (2009-02-02)

Study: Children of divorce lag behind peers in math and social skills
Children whose parents get divorced generally don't experience detrimental setbacks in the pre-divorce period, but often fall behind their peers -- and don't catch up -- when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills after their parents begin the divorce process, according to a new study. (2011-06-02)

Damage of divorce on teens evident before break-up is final
Many of the problems seen in adolescents of divorced parents are evident before the divorce is final, according to a new nationwide study. The study showed that even about a year before the divorce, children of divorced parents showed more academic, psychological and behavioral problems than children whose parents remained married. Moreover, many of these problems were not much worse after the divorce than they were a year before the break-up, results showed. (2001-08-01)

Parental divorce has minimal effect on children's ability to trust others in later life
Children of divorce or who experience family instability are not automatically less trusting in their adult relationships than their peers from intact families, a Penn State study shows. As long as the children have close relations with mom and dad, they probably won't grow up with a built-in resistance to intimacy, but those with a poor relationship with their parents are less trusting of others, researchers say. (2000-04-23)

Islamic Law Materialized: A new database for Islamic documents from the Middle Ages
Scholars from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany are participating in the creation of a new database for Arabic documents from the 8th to 15th centuries AD Legal documents issued or attested by courts across the entire Arabic-speaking world are being collected as part of the project. This material includes documents such as contracts of purchase, estate inventories, debt acknowledgments, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees. (2012-02-13)

First-time divorce rate tied to education, race
New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. But, there is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races. (2011-11-03)

Teens who witness or experience violence at home take risks with sex
Teen-age girls are three times more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior if they live in a family afflicted by physical violence - whether they are victims of abuse or witness it between parents, according to a new study by Brown sociologists. (2002-10-16)

Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk
An individual's behaviors and attitudes in relation to uncommitted sexual relationships, even before the marriage, can contribute to marital satisfaction or dissolution. (2019-09-05)

Beginning pornography use associated with increase in probability of divorce
Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study. (2016-08-22)

Parents' divorce increases risk of health disorders in children
The children's well-being is usually one of the biggest concerns when a couple gets a divorce. Scientists at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo have carried out a study into how divorce affects the children's health, finding increased risk of genitourinary, gastrointestinal, dermatological and neurological issues. (2017-05-24)

For kids who face trauma, good neighbors or teachers can save their longterm health
New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for long-term health, especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child. Studies over the past 20 years have found a correlation between adverse childhood events (such as death or divorce) and worse health outcomes later in life. A new study discovers that positive childhood experiences, like having good neighbors, or a teacher you trust, have the potential to negate harmful health effects caused by adverse childhood experiences. (2019-09-16)

Does the mother know her child the best?
New research shows that mental problems affect the mother's judgement and that dad is just as good as mum at evaluating the child's scholastic and social skills. This is important to consider in e.g. parental rights cases, claim the researchers behind the study. (2016-10-31)

Conflict between divorced parents can lead to mental health problems in children
A study from Arizona State University's REACH Institute has found that when children are exposed to conflict between their divorced or separated parents, they experience fear of abandonment. This worry about being abandoned in response to interparental conflict was associated with future mental health problems in children, especially for children who had strong relationships with their fathers. (2021-01-12)

Marriage rate lowest in a century
Fewer women are getting married and they're waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. That's according to a new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. (2013-07-18)

It all adds up: Mathematical model shows which couples will divorce
There are no general laws of human relationships as there are for physics, but a leading marital researcher and a group of applied mathematicians have teamed up to create a mathematical model that predicts which couples will divorce with astonishing accuracy. (2004-02-12)

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother
A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners -- married or cohabiting -- often follow the same path. Results suggest that mothers may pass on personality traits and relationship skills that make their children more or less likely to form stable relationships. (2018-11-13)

Young people face increasing risk of suicide in Scotland
Suicide rates for young people have increased dramatically in Scotland's most deprived areas, according to research in this week's BMJ. (2004-12-21)

What 'tainted' engagement rings reveal about consumer expectations
We're told diamonds -- and their value -- are forever. But new research into the re-sale of diamond engagement rings shows a diamond's value is affected by the story people attach to it and whether it fits with their ideas about what a good ring needs to be. (2016-02-11)

Marriage may help stave off dementia
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2017-11-28)

Children of divorced parents more likely to start smoking
Both daughters and sons from divorced families are significantly more likely to initiate smoking in comparison to their peers from intact families, shows a new analysis of 19,000 Americans. (2013-03-14)

Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study
New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularisation and economic growth. The study, published in Science Advances, has shown that a decline in religion influences a country's future economic prosperity. (2018-07-18)

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