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More Daughters Than Sons Care For Elderly Parents, Study Says

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study reports adult daughters spend more than twice as much time as sons caring for elderly parents. The study finds that daughters provide an average of more than 12 hours a week caring for their parents, compared to sons' five and-a-half hours. Caregiving is defined as helping parents with daily living…

New Mexico Woman Tested For Ebola Virus

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Department of Health hopes tests will rule out the Ebola virus for a woman who recently visited Africa. The unidentified 30-year-old woman complained of a sore throat, headache, muscle aches and a fever after returning from Sierra Leone earlier this month.

Older Voters Anxious About Economic Future

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Undated) -- Ahead of the upcoming elections, a new report finds voters over age 50 want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Heather Heppner with A-A-R-P says their survey finds that while the economy seems to be improving, older Americans are still anxious about their future.   Heppner says voters…

More Moms Focused On Own Weight; Kids’ Nutrition, Eating Habits

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Chicago IL) -- A new survey finds moms are more concerned about their own weight than their children's. Just over a third of the mothers answering a Womensforum.com poll say they're worried about their children becoming obese, while 70-percent admit they're anxious about their own weight. Thirty-nine percent scour the Internet for information on dieting…

UGA Study On Deadbeat Dads

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Athens, GA) -- A study from the University of Georgia and Boston College says deadbeat dads are a major factor in child poverty rates. Researchers looked at women who have kids out of wedlock and created a scenario where every absent father paid child support. The number of children born to unwed mothers dropped dramatically…