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 In many families women are duty-bound to provide care for elders and children based on their status as mothers, wives or daughters.   Currently, the health care system has been cutting costs by restricting hospital stays so that patients are released “quicker and sicker.”  Family caregivers may be burdened not only with providing intensive nursing care, but also with responsibility for administering  highly technical medical procedures, such as chemotherapy and monitoring heart and lung functions.

Researchers recruiting families for study that will focus on essential ingredients of a successful transition from intensive early intervention to the public school system

Many Americans do not have access to a “medical home”—a physician practice that is able to manage ongoing care for patients and coordinate care among specialists and other health care facilities, according to a University of Michigan Health System-led study.

The massive overexploitation of Madagascar's tropical woods is endangering the island's unique flora and fauna. A project by ETH Zurich and Zurich Zoo aims to make the illegal wood trade more difficult through a new declaration method for wood.

The emoticons used on Twitter are a language in themselves and are taking on new and often surprising meanings of their own, according to new research.

Recent studies have shown that chimpanzees possess many of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for humanlike collaboration. Cognitive abilities, however, might not be all that differs between chimpanzees and humans when it comes to cooperation. Researchers from the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen have now discovered that when all else is equal, human children prefer to work together in solving a problem, rather than solve it on their own. Chimpanzees, on the other hand, show no such preference   according to a study of 3-year-old German kindergarteners and semi-free ranging chimpanzees, in which the children and chimps could choose between a collaborative and a non-collaboration problem-solving approach.