Since the 1960s social policies have discouraged teen pregnancy and promoted the benefits of women having children later in life and getting married.
A new study finds some surprising ways in which women's health at midlife is connected to when they had their first child and to their marital history.
The stress of living in extreme poverty causes early onset of age-related diseases and takes years off the lives of many of the urban poor—evidence at the cellular level now shows, according to a University of Michigan-led ...
A new study of young people finds that, with one exception, whites are more optimistic—sometimes drastically so—than their minority peers about their likelihood of living to 35.
A woman's weight at birth, education level and marital status pre-pregnancy can have repercussions for two generations, putting her children and grandchildren at higher risk of low birth weight, according to a new study by ...
People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study.
People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite ...
Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have a significantly higher risk of behavior problems than their co-ethnic counterparts with documented or naturalized citizen mothers, according to a new study.
Older couples in a bad marriage—particularly female spouses—have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.