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2011-05-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, MAY 8: MOTHER'S DAY Profile America -- Sunday, May 8th. Today is Mother's Day -- one of the nation's most revered national observances. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her recently departed mother, who had voiced the hope that sometime there would be a...

2011-05-03 07:30:00

WESTPORT, Conn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day, what moms have to celebrate varies dramatically depending on where they live, according to Save the Children's 2011 State of the World's Mothers report, which ranks 164 countries on women's access to health care, education and opportunities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/49959/ Norway is the world's best place to be a mother, and eight...

2011-05-03 00:07:09

The best teacher for a young mother is her baby, contend experts who train social workers to interact with first-time moms. "We like to think of babies as 'ordinary miracles,'" said Victor Bernstein, a research associate at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. But adjusting to a baby can take work, and the task of social workers often is to help young mothers learn to focus on an infant's needs, say Bernstein and other SSA experts. "Mothers are not only...

2011-04-28 14:29:00

This Mother's Day, Honor a Special Mother in Your Life by Supporting Safe Pregnancy and Childbirth for Women Everywhere ATLANTA, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day, honor your mother and mothers around the world by showing you care about making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women everywhere. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of women die from complications during pregnancy or childbirth each year. Together, we can end these senseless deaths. Below is a list of...

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2011-04-11 13:53:04

A study found that mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, sugary drinks and fatty foods than childless women. The study authors said that parents who choose quick and easy prepared foods may end up serving them to their children, perpetuating a cycle of unhealthy eating. "This isn't a study about blame," co-author Jerica Berge, a University of Minnesota researcher, told the Associated Press (AP). "This is about identifying ... a very high-risk time period" for parents...

2011-01-06 12:52:00

Latest poll shows status quo in teen pregnancy prevention programs not enough; public supports innovations such as child care community service, paternity testing ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every hour in the United States, about 40 children are born to teenage mothers. Americans consistently rate teen pregnancy as one of the top 10 biggest health problems for young people and the U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate among all industrialized countries...

2011-01-06 03:34:06

The deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India over the past 20 years are related to domestic violence against their mothers, according to a new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). In their examination of over 158,000 births occurring between 1985 and 2005, the researchers found that husbands' violence against wives increased the risk of death among female children, but not male children, in both the first year and the first five years of...

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2010-11-17 09:55:00

Working mothers are two-and-a-half times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to take care of others. That is the finding of a University of Michigan study providing the first known nationally representative data documenting substantial gender differences in getting up at night, mainly with babies and small children. And women are not only more likely to get up at night to care for others, their sleep interruptions last longer"”an average of 44 minutes for women,...

2010-11-08 08:12:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Home visits by nurses to high-risk mothers appear to increase their likelihood of waiting at least two years to have a second child, according to a new study. "The Nurse-Family Partnership, a program of prenatal, infancy and toddler home visitation by nurses for low-income mothers bearing their first children, is designed to improve the outcomes of pregnancy, children's health and development and parents' economic self-sufficiency," the authors write as background...

2010-10-05 19:17:31

In a study of earnings inequality among white women, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst find that having children reduces women's earnings, even among workers with comparable qualifications, experience, work hours and jobs. While women at all income levels suffer negative earnings consequences from having children, the lowest-paid women lose the most from motherhood. This earnings penalty ranges from 15 percent per child among low-wage workers to about 4 percent among the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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