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Fitbit looks to close diversity gap in research with new Health Equity Research Initiative

A new health equity initiative from Fitbit is aiming to put research tools into the hands of traditionally underrepresented early career researchers to empower investigations into health disparities. Announced this week, the Health Equity Research Initiative will award up to $500,000 in Fitbit products and services to researchers looking specifically at health inequalities in underserved […]

Health Problems

Hopes Samoa measles epidemic close to peaking

The death toll from a measles epidemic in Samoa edged up to 33 Wednesday, as experts expressed hope the outbreak in the Pacific island nation was close to “burning itself out”. Official government figures showed there had been one additional fatality since Tuesday, although the number of new measles cases climbed by 249 to 2,686 […]

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Apartment life for families means living at close quarters, but often feeling isolated too

Newer high-rise developments in Australia’s inner-city areas are increasingly home to parents raising young children. In the 2016 Census, family households represented nearly half of apartment residents. Close to one in ten children aged 0-4 live in apartments in Australia. Our research, recently published in Health and Place, explored parents’ experiences of raising preschool-aged children […]

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The death of a close friend hits unexpectedly hard

The trauma caused by the death of a close friend endures four times longer than previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). The researchers warn a lack of recognition about the time it takes people to mourn a close friend is leading to inadequate support being made available during the […]

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How to stay close as a couple now that baby is here

(HealthDay)—There’s no doubt that a first baby changes the dynamic between spouses. Here are steps you can take to stay close. First, you need a creative plan to get some sleep. Beyond feeling tired, being sleep-deprived affects your mood and your ability to think clearly. It can lead you to over-react to little things and […]