Chemical intolerance in mothers increases ADHD and autism risk in their child

Disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism are more likely in children whose mothers have chemical intolerances. This is the outcome of a US study presented in the “Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine”. Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess whether chemically intolerant women are at greater risk Read more about Chemical intolerance in mothers increases ADHD and autism risk in their child[…]

Consumption of marijuana with respect to the passage of respective state medical marijuana laws

  Background Adolescent use of marijuana is associated with adverse later effects, so the identification of factors underlying adolescent use is of substantial public health importance. The relationship between US state laws that permit marijuana for medical purposes and adolescent marijuana use has been controversial. Such laws could convey a message about marijuana acceptability that Read more about Consumption of marijuana with respect to the passage of respective state medical marijuana laws[…]

Math Says This Is the Perfect Age to Get Married

  Jordan Weissman of Slate described my recent research on divorce as the Goldilocks theory of marriage: “Getting married too early is risky, but so is getting married too late. Your late 20s and early 30s are just right.” My analysis of data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) indicated that age at marriage now has a U-shaped relationship to divorce Read more about Math Says This Is the Perfect Age to Get Married[…]