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Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.

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African American Homeownership Increasingly Unstable

New forms of racial inequality make homeownership a risky investment for African-Americans, according to a new study by Cornell and Rice University sociologists.

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Motivational Interviewing Helps Reduce Home Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Inner City Children at Risk

A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households.

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Most Millennial Moms Who Skip College Also Skip Marriage

Waiting until marriage to have babies is now “unusual” among less-educated adults close to 30 years old, sociologists have found.

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Dad’s Environmental Exposure and Reproductive Success

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A new study, among the first in humans, is underway to investigate whether phthalate (plastics) levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success, via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA. Phthalates are detectable in nearly 100 percent of the U.S. population

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The Breakfast Debate: New Study Determines Whether It Helps with Weight Loss

Previous research has found an association between not eating breakfast and obesity; but no large, randomized controlled trials had sought to find causation until now.

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New Book Aims to Reach Kids: The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain

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Adolescence can be a wild ride. But a new book called The Owner’s Manual for Driving your Adolescent Brain uses science and storytelling to explain to children how to think about and sometimes manage the chaos. The book is a collaboration of neuroscientist Terrence Deak, associate professor of psychology at Binghamton University, and his aunt, JoAnn Deak, a longtime educator with a doctorate in educational psychology and author of several books, including Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, written for children ages 5 to 9.

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Contamination of Pet Food and Treats Must Not Be an Afterthought for Owners, Veterinarians

Dr. Scott Weese will present on how pet food and treat manufacturing practices play a major role in pathogen control for pets.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Youth Weight and Choosing Friends, Lowering Fast Food Consumption, School Tap Water Quality

In this month’s release, find studies about adolescent weight status and how it may impact choosing friends; types of policies that may be the most helpful in lowering fast food consumption and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables; and the quality of tap water in public schools.

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Perennial Peanut: A Ground Cover for Your Florida Yard

UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Wendy Wilber explains how you can use Perennial Peanut in your Florida lawn.

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