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Fathers Have An Important Influence On Children’s Reliance And Use Of Fast-Food Restaurants

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans are spending about half their food budget in restaurants. As it is widely known, food prepared away from home, as compared to food prepared at home, is often higher in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. With children’s dietary quality at risk, a study in the May/June […]

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Childhood Memories Of Father Have Lasting Impact On Men’s Ability To Handle Stress

Sons who have fond childhood memories of their fathers are more likely to be emotionally stable in the face of day-to-day stresses, according to psychologists who studied hundreds of adults of all ages. Psychology professor Melanie Mallers, PhD, of California State University-Fullerton presented the findings at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

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Link Discovered Between Childhood Physical Abuse And Heart Disease

Childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood, according to new findings by University of Toronto researchers, published in this month’s issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. These findings were based on data from a 2005 representative community survey conducted in two Canadian provinces. Of 13,000 respondents, […]

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The Malicious Use Of Drugs Is An Under-Recognized Form Of Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem that affects nearly one million children a year in the United States alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Department of Health and Human Services classify child abuse into four categories including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. None of these categories, however, clearly includes […]

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Parenting Style Influences Family Eating Behavior And Better Nutrition In Adolescents

Investigators from the University of Minnesota have found a direct association between parenting style and the frequency of meals eaten together as a family and that an authoritative parenting style was associated with more frequent family meals. Their data further indicated that family meals have a positive influence on adolescents to eat a healthy diet. […]

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