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MSU Expert Reveals Intimate Partner Violence Misconceptions, Solutions

Following reports of several National Football League stars allegedly hitting their partners, many U.S. media have focused even more closely on intimate partner violence during the October observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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One-Third of Foster Kids Returned to Their Family Are Abused Again

One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec’s youth protection system. The study, the first of its kind in the world, was undertaken in the wake of a new law.

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The New ‘Double Disadvantage’

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In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.

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Kinesiology Researcher Finds Dads — Not Just Moms — Battle Balancing Work, Family, Exercise

A study by a Kansas State University kinesiology researcher finds fathers experience the same exercise barriers as mothers: family responsibilities, guilt, lack of support, lack of time, scheduling constraints and work.

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Fall Means Mulching Time in the Garden

Mulches do a lot for the soil—and the environment.

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Study: Birth Control Practices Vary by Social Class

A new study of couples living together unmarried finds that the working class and the middle class have significantly different attitudes and approaches toward birth control, helping to explain why unwed births are far less common among the college-educated than their less-educated counterparts. In interviews conducted by researchers from the University of Indianapolis and Cornell University, cohabiting couples in the middle class are more likely to discuss contraception, use effective methods consistently, use two or more methods simultaneously and view childbearing as part of a greater sequence of events in their lives. UIndy's Dr. Amanda Miller is available for interviews on this and related topics.

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Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways

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Americans love their dogs, but they don't always love to pick up after them. And that's a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people sick. Now scientists have developed a new genetic test to figure out how much dogs are contributing to this health concern, according to a report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Even Without Kids, Couples Eat Frequent Family Meals

Couples and other adult family members living without minors in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, new research suggests.

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New Study Out of Villanova University Finds Release of Violent Video Games May Actually Reduce Real-World Violence

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Burnout Caused by More Than Just Job Stress

New research from Concordia University and the University of Montreal proves that having an understanding partner is just as important as having a supportive boss.

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