For countries with high Islamic prevalence, giant oil and gas discoveries depress female workforce participation not because of the discoveries themselves but because of restrictions on women's mobility in many Muslim-majority countries, according to a new study that contradicts previous hypotheses.
Natural climate solutions could help Canada mitigate up to 78.2 teragrams of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to the emissions associated with powering every home in Canada for 3 years, helping the country meet or exceed its goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to new research published Friday.
Girls are more likely than boys to be bullied by their peers, and they may be disproportionately turning to illicit substances such as alcohol and marijuana as a result, according to a new analysis of data from 2011 through 2017, obtained through the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which collects demographic and health behavior information from U.S. high school students.
When gender minority adolescents, including transgender teens, are exposed to transphobia and other gender-related stressors, they are more likely to use alcohol to cope, but family and social support, as well as gender-related pride, can moderate the use of substances, according to trailblazing longitudinal research from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Children with autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability that involves deficits in social communication and interaction, are more likely to be killed by their parents than by any other group of adults, and most often in response to the stress of having to care for the child, according to a recent analysis of 706 news media articles on homicide incidents involving autistic child victims in the United States.