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An Alert for Parents— CWRU Nursing School Researcher Raises Awareness of Flame-Retardant Dangers in Household Products

Parents might be surprised to learn their cellphones, living room sofas, baby carriers, bouncy baby chairs and even some pizza boxes may contain chemicals harmful to young children, according to Case Western Reserve University nursing school researcher Laura Distelhorst.

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Children from High Conflict Homes Process Emotion Differently, Could Face Social Challenges

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Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotional interactions differently and may face social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes. The findings are based on measuring research subjects’ brain activity during a psychological test

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Award-Winning SLU Research Paper Tackles Dust Mite Dilemma

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Kee-Hean Ong, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Saint Louis University, studies methods for reducing indoor microbes from carpets. Indoor microbes can include dust mites, dust mite allergens and mold. His tip to keep dust mites at bay? It's as simple as regularly vacuuming with a vacuum with a good HEPA filter.

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Trending Stories Report for 19 June 2015

Topics include: treating advanced skin cancer, big data and bioenergy, cancer research, 10 reasons to eat quinoa, sleep issues in the nursing field, advances in cancer surgery, genes for sleep, brain receptor for cocaine addiction, and nano imaging on insect adaptations.

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The Secret to Successful Kids? Hard Working Parents

Parents take out second mortgages, give up jobs and liquidate their retirement savings to help their young athletes, musicians and writers reach top competitive levels

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Dote on Dad for Father’s Day? Nope, Says Baylor University Communication Expert

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Love and Money: How Low-Income Dads Really Provide

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Low-income fathers who might be labeled “deadbeat dads” often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they choose to give goods like food and clothing rather than cash.

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Texas Pool Party Cop Resigns, Apologizes: Louisville Law Expert Discusses Viral Video

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Ways to Decrease Wasted Food in Your Home

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Food wasted means money wasted, which can be an expensive problem especially in homes with financial constraints. A new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and the Getulio Vargas Foundation, shows that the top causes of food waste in such homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage.

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Sojourner Center Launches First-of-its-Kind Effort to Study Link Between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Sojourner Center, one of the largest and longest running domestic violence shelters in the United States, announced plans to develop the first world-class program dedicated to the analysis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women and children living with domestic violence, a largely unrecognized public health issue.