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Infant death study reveals dangerous sleep practices among babysitters, relatives, others
Babies who died during their sleep while being watched by someone other than parents often had been placed in unsafe sleep positions, such as on their stomachs, or in unsafe locations, such as a couch, a new study has found. (2018-04-02)

Daycare double duty
Nearly 1.5 million Canadian children grow up living double lives: one at home with their parents and another in some form of childcare environment. While parents hope to be informed of what goes on when they're not around, a recent Concordia study suggests that parents ought to be more involved in the daycare experience, a major component of their child's development. (2012-12-11)

New safety regulations reduced injuries requiring treatment for children, study suggests
Regulations North Carolina adopted in 1996 to improve safety on daycare playgrounds appear to have contributed to fewer injuries serious enough to send children to doctors or hospitals across the state, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. (2002-01-18)

Texas Tech researcher contributes to 'roadmap' for greater gender equity in academia
The road to gender equality in academia is long, but one Texas Tech University researcher is now part of a nationwide collaboration hoping to shorten the journey by providing a roadmap. Emily Dhurandhar, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management, is one of the authors of ''Turning chutes into ladders for women faculty: A review and roadmap for equity in academia,'' published today in the Journal of Women's Health. (2020-02-11)

Soviet legacies still influence Russian welfare, but change is under way
During structural changes to the political and economic system in Russia in the 1990s and 2000s, many features of the socialist welfare state were radically transformed. But legacies of the past continue to shape post-Soviet realities. They are present in institutional arrangements, values and beliefs. This is shown in research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-11-08)

Pre-teens whose dads embrace parenthood may be less prone to behavioral issues
Kids whose dads adjust well to parenthood and feel confident about their new role may be less likely to have behavioral problems in the run-up to their teens, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2016-11-22)

24/7 economy's work schedules are family unfriendly and suggest needed policy changes
With 40 percent of the American labor force working mostly during nonstandard hours--in the evenings, overnight, on rotating schedules, or on weekends--workers' family life and health are being adversely affected (2004-05-25)

Female researchers publish childcare recommendations for conference organizers
Many women in science are raising concerns over the fact that parents with young children are often excluded from fully participating in academic conference activities. (2018-03-12)

L'Oreal Fellowship winner seeks to understand breast cancer
A desire to understand how breast cancer starts has seen Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr. Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat today win one of three 2010 L'Oreal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships. (2010-08-24)

Paths to egalitarian gender attitudes differ
Among forerunners, or people who foreshadow the easing of traditional gender attitudes, men must grow up in a nontraditional household to become forerunners, but women develop forerunner attitudes through later life education and work experiences, researchers say. (2002-05-20)

Some workers willing to pay for benefits they won't use
Employees may be willing to help fund employment benefits that they will never use, in much the same way as citizens are willing to help fund environmental resources such as national parks that they will never visit, according to a team of labor studies researchers. (2001-10-30)

Back to work policies need gender awareness
UK programs designed to help the unemployed get back to work and support young parents are losing impact because they are not designed with the participants' gender in mind. Men as well as women can lose out as a result of (2010-02-03)

Drug reduces unscheduled trips to doctor for childhood asthma attacks
Young children with attacks of sporadic, recurring asthma who were treated with the prescription drug montelukast by their parents had fewer unscheduled trips to the doctor, missed less days from school or childcare, and caused their parents to take fewer days off work for their care. (2007-02-15)

Cell biologists announce child-care grants for scientist-parents at annual meeting
In an innovative program to help junior researchers, particularly women, balance their responsibilities as scientists and parents, the American Society for Cell Biology today announced that a grant from the Elsevier Foundation will fund awards for child care during the ASCB 2008 Annual Meeting. (2008-02-13)

Mothers on the run: Despite more hours at work, there's always more to do at home
Dramatic changes in working patterns have taken place in the UK, particularly in the rise of women in employment. Three quarters of households now have dual incomes, but women still take responsibility for most of the housework, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2005-02-22)

Informal daycare may harm kids' cognitive development, study finds
Formal daycare is better for a child's cognitive development than informal care by a grandparent, sibling, or family friend, according to a study of single mothers and their childcare choices published in the July issue of the Journal of Labor Economics. (2011-06-20)

Sex and gender more important than income in determining views on division of chores
For heterosexual couples, most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household labor between husbands and wives, while for same-sex couples, they think the 'more masculine' partner and the 'more feminine' partner should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, respectively, suggests a new study. (2016-08-21)

1 in 7 cases of bird flu could be prevented by closing schools in event of pandemic
Closing schools in the event of a flu pandemic could slow the spread of the virus and prevent up to one in seven cases, according to a new study published in Nature. School closure is the nonpharmaceutical policy option that health organizations and governments most often consider to control the spread of a future flu pandemic, but there had previously been little evidence about its potential effectiveness. (2008-04-09)

1-parent households double risk of childhood sexual abuse
Adult men who grew up in one-parent households are more likely to have been abused as children, according to a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. William C. Holmes, M.D., MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, reports his findings in the March 13 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2007-03-13)

Support communities key for military wives and partners facing employment and social challenges
Military spouses can struggle to find and maintain employment and face severe restrictions on their social lives because of their partners' working patterns. (2020-03-06)

Childcare tug-of-war influences shorebird breeding systems
The battle over who cares for the kids has played a key evolutionary role in deciding whether different species of shorebird are monogamous or polygamous, according to new research in the journal BioScience. (2006-10-10)

Business as plan B
Research by UCSB sociologist suggests family leave policies have a significant impact on women's entrepreneurial activities. (2015-11-05)

Used mattresses may increase risk of cot death
Babies who routinely sleep on an infant mattress previously used by another child may be at increased risk of cot death, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-31)

'Family friendly' employment policies benefit the middle classes more than low-paid parents
The growth of working parenthood, as encouraged by the government's welfare-to-work and 'family friendly' employment policies, will be experienced very differently by secure middle class families than by poor parents in low-paid jobs. This is the conclusion of research by Professor Hartley, Dean of the University of Luton. (2001-02-22)

National speaker says high-quality childcare can protect against youth violence
Early childhood is the best time to promote the social skills that can protect kids from violence, a national expert told 500 childcare practitioners in Montana in October. (1999-11-09)

SAGE to publish Adoption & Fostering from 2013
SAGE and the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) today announced a new agreement to publish BAAF's journal, Adoption & Fostering, from 2013. (2012-06-07)

Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?
An Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies reveals strategies that can successfully reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young children. (2018-07-18)

Obesity prevention interventions needed beyond preschool
A Rutgers study has found a need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions beyond preschool education settings. (2019-01-30)

Barriers to reintegration lead to poorer health for the formerly incarcerated,
Formerly incarcerated individuals with barriers to re-entry and service needs following their release are subsequently more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, according to an eye-opening new Rutgers University-Camden study. (2019-12-06)

Couples who do the dishes together stay happier
A new study published by the University of Western Ontario reveals that couples who share the responsibility for paid and unpaid work report higher average measures of happiness and life satisfaction than those in other family models. (2009-12-15)

Parents seeking sex abandon 1 in 3 offspring
The eggs of the penduline tit Remiz pendulinus are frequently abandoned as both parents go in search of new sexual conquests, a study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology has found. (2007-07-30)

The key to happiness: Friends or family?
Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, a new SMU study finds. (2020-09-17)

Rhode Island childcare centers using federal nutrition subsidy served healthier food
A new analysis of survey responses from more than 100 child daycare center directors suggests that stronger nutritional guidelines, like those enforced by a federal food subsidy program for low-income kids, lead to healthier meals. (2016-07-14)

How Human Population came from our ability to cooperate
Humans' ability to cooperate during child-bearing years by sharing food, labor, and childcare duties is the story of population growth. (2019-11-06)

Scientists penalized by motherhood
Despite gender balance at lower levels of academia, challenges still exist for women progressing to more senior roles. This research challenges to what extent a motherhood penalty could be at play. (2018-03-29)

Over half of UK female surgeons have experience of workplace discrimination, poll suggests
More than half of female surgeons in the UK have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, suggest the results of a confidential online poll, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-01-07)

Parenthood is an increasingly isolated job, Brown sociologists say
As the 20th century progressed, parents shouldered the care and financial burdens of raising children with less and less help, say Brown sociologists. Frances K. Goldscheider and colleagues analyzed census data from 1880 to 1990 and presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. (2002-08-18)

Penn study maps the types of physical activity associated with better sleep
Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In contrast, the study shows that other types of physical activity -- such as household and childcare -- work are associated with increased cases of poor sleep habits. (2015-06-04)

Mothers, but not fathers, with multiple children report more fragmented sleep
Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University. (2021-01-12)

Mothers leave work because they don't want to behave like men, study finds
Middle-class working mothers are leaving work because they are unwilling to behave like men, according to a research paper co-written by a University of Leicester management expert and a senior television producer. (2014-03-07)

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