Early childhood education and care centres, which includes childcare and preschool, are part of our village. They form a support network established to ensure parents’ and children’s lifelong success.
Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S., and protesters, like those seen here in Texas, are pushing back.
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Across the US, politicians, activists and transgender people are fighting over the right to access transgender medical care. Rarely is the care itself actually discussed. This is that discussion.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women's experiences can affect their babies' health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Just feeling that there’s someone out there she can count on can help a mom-to-be.
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Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
During the pandemic, exercise classes and groups need to take social distancing guidelines into account.
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Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.
Doomscrolling is not going to help.
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As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you’ve probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
Social solidarity networks have an edge over government: speed, innovation, and local responsiveness.
More effort must go into building synergies between emergent local efforts and the government response.
Hope springs eternal – if you nurture it.
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Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.
The pain of being out of work is hard to bear for many South Africans.
Unemployed people in South Africa suffer acute distress and more needs to be done to give them social support.
Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it.
Research shows that many people living with HIV struggle with tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity – due to the costs of dental care and discrimination by dental professionals.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
Boosting someone else may deliver a mood boost to you too.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
A sign at a march in Soweto, South Africa, shows just how important social support is for lesbians.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
People queue to apply for social grants in Cape Town, South Africa.
What seems to be a simple question of banks’ responsibilities is actually a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.
Some children from damaged homes and communities seek respect and power by joining gangs.
Youngsters who grow up in a culture of anger and violence may be drawn to gangs, and schools then become fertile grounds for criminal behaviour.
Our individual happiness, the quality of our relationships and community well-being are closely interconnected.
We now know that we cannot spend our way to happiness nor pursue it as an individual goal. It turns out that happiness is built on the foundations of good relationships and broad well-being.
Life is naturally sunny for the ‘happy mother’ of social mythology, which makes it doubly difficult for mums when they are miserable.
Women are supposed to be happy about motherhood – if they’re not their parenting is open to question. We have seen a ‘Parenting Hate’ backlash against this, but what’s needed most is better social support.
Actor Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson says she’s been “blown away” by her husband’s support throughout her current battle with breast cancer.
A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients’ chances of being cured of cancer.