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By Jordan Bennett Futurity An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, a new study shows. “Both physical and psychological…

By Marcia G. Yerman Moms Clean Air Force As parents, one of our key and foremost concerns is keeping our children safe. Under the Trump administration’s philosophy of shrinking government, a slew of protections to children’s health are being…

GritoBlast! Dehydration. Fatigue. Poor classroom performance. Water can help solve these issues for kids, but Latino kids don’t have access to clean drinking water as often as white kids, and they are more dehydrated. That’s why Salud America! is launching the #SaludWaterhealth…

By Laura Bailey Futurity Low-income moms report good experiences in managing their child’s media use—challenging negative assumptions about low-income mothers and screen time management. The moms in the study also viewed TV as a positive parenting tool when watching…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary…

By Alexis Blue Futurity When women experience stress related to ethnic discrimination and needing to adapt to a new culture, their children may exhibit more behavior problems and worse academic performance by age 5. For a new study, researchers…

By Peter Rüegg Futurity   Whether young people behave prosocially or aggressively comes may depend on the kind of relationship they have with their teachers. Researchers used questions such as “In moments when someone was sad or in pain, how…

By Stephanie Desmon Futurity Asthma patients who live near major Pennsylvania fracking sites are as much as four times more likely to suffer attacks than those farther away, a new study shows. The findings add to growing evidence that…