News tagged with family
Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion—the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 6 |
(HealthDay)—Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 21, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new Dutch study has found that the most likely way children get infected with the virus that causes warts is from close contact with family members or classmates, ...
Pediatrics Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An Australia-led study has identified a gene associated with a common form of epilepsy which could lead to earlier diagnosis, a researcher said Tuesday.
Genetics Apr 02, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the University of Tokyo have uncovered the physical layout of a transmembrane protein that the tiny organism Archaea relies on to keep toxins out of its cells. The protein, ...
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Watching medical personnel perform CPR on loved ones whose hearts have stopped—efforts that typically end in patient death—may bode better for family members' mental health than being absent ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Grandmother's cigarette smoking could be responsible for her grandchild's asthma, and the recent discovery of this multi-generational transmission of disease suggests the environmental factors experienced today could determine ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
As she swabbed the inside of his cheek, Patt Heise assured her 84-year-old father that she wasn't crazy, just curious. She mailed off the saliva sample and waited for results. Her dad died a month later, too early to find ...
Genetics Feb 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—The baby boom is turning out to be a health bust. Despite growing up at a time of great innovation in health care, the 78 million people born in the United States between 1946 and 1964 aren't ...
Health Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
While autism clearly runs in some families, few inherited genetic causes have been found. A major reason is that these causes are so varied that it's hard to find enough people with a given mutation to establish a clear pattern. ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Melbourne researchers have discovered that the death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which occur ...
Immunology Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New research from the University of Georgia exposes a large discrepancy in the length of time patients expect an acute cough illness, also called acute bronchitis, to last and the reality of the illness. This mismatch may ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
People who are depressed after a stroke may have a tripled risk of dying early and four times the risk of death from stroke than people who have not experienced a stroke or depression, according to a study released today ...
Neuroscience Jan 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of open-angle glaucoma has increased more than 20 percent in the last 10 years and currently affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 years and older, according to a report ...
Ophthalmology Jan 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Family denotes a group of people or animals (many species form the equivalent of a human family wherein the adults care for the young) affiliated by a consanguinity, affinity or co-residence. Although the concept of consanguinity originally referred to relations by "blood," anthropologists[who?] have argued that one must understand the idea of "blood" metaphorically, and that many societies understand 'family' through other concepts rather than through genetic distance.
One of the primary functions of the family is to produce and reproduce persons, biologically and socially. Thus, one's experience of one's family shifts over time. From the perspective of children, the family is a family of orientation: the family serves to locate children socially, and plays a major role in their enculturation and socialization. From the point of view of the parent(s), the family is a family of procreation the goal of which is to produce and enculturate and socialize children. However, producing children is not the only function of the family; in societies with a sexual division of labor, marriage, and the resulting relationship between two people, is necessary for the formation of an economically productive household.
A conjugal family includes only the husband, the wife, and unmarried children who are not of age. The most common form of this family is regularly referred to as a nuclear family.
A consanguineal family consists of a parent and his or her children, and other people.
A matrifocal family consists of a mother and her children. Generally, these children are her biological offspring, although adoption of children is a practice in nearly every society. This kind of family is common where women have the resources to rear their children by themselves, or where men are more mobile than women.
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