Impact Of Family Structure On Health Of A Child

The eventual progress of children into successful adults is largely attributed to their innate talent, the educational institutes they have passed out from as well as their propensity to work hard. However, the contribution of one’s family structure on the overall health of a child is often understated. Health does not only mean physical health. In this context, health includes other aspects such as emotional, social and cognitive. The family’s role in developing these various indicators of a child’s health, especially during formative years, is crucial. Emotional health A range…

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Is your doctor Republican or Democrat? The answer can impact your health.

We know that health care in America is riddled with both racial and gender biases, but it turns out a doctor’s political affiliation can also dramatically influence medical decisions. A new study found that when it came to heavily politicized issues — like abortion, firearm safety, and marijuana use — physicians’ recommended treatments split along party lines. Republican doctors were far more likely to express concern over a patient with a history of abortion than Democratic doctors, citing possible mental health repercussions and actively discouraging future abortions. Republican doctors were…

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