Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that having access to a green space is important for health from decreased asthma and obesity to increased immunities and quality sleep, exposure to the outdoors is good for everyone. But a large, growing body of evidence, captured in a new meta-study, reveals that experiences in nature have especially big benefits for mental health. In other words, it might be time that we all thought a little less about the square footage of our homes and more about the size of our yard - or, better yet, adjacency to parks.
Serious illness may increase a couple's chances for divorce but only when wives get sick according to a growing body of research. As much as the risk of dissolution depends on the how strong the relationship is and the disease that they're diagnosed with, studies show that when women have health problems, their marriages are less likely to survive than when men fall ill.
An increasing number of Massachusetts men are choosing to delay parenthood.There are clear scientifically-backed advantages that come with that. However, there are plenty of mental and physical health problems older Massachusetts dads may put their children at risk for, a growing amount of research shows.
At least five percent of new Massachusetts fathers suffer clinical depression in the first few weeks of parenthood, according to a new study. And dad's depression may have long-term impacts on the family. Researchers have found that fathers who fight postnatal depression are more likely to raise daughters who, by age 18, were battling depression themselves. Though it's not entirely clear how this unfortunate inheritance is passed along, new data indicates a strong correlation.
If you have a happy Massachusetts marriage, "'til death do us part" may be a long ways off.
Sometimes during divorce proceedings one spouse may claim to suffer from a disability that affects their ability to work. When your spouse claims to be disabled, you might wonder if there is anything that you can do about it. It may sound awful to question the honesty of your once beloved spouse especially as it relates to a medical condition. But sometimes further exploration is necessary to determine the true extent of your spouse's disability and its effect on their ability to work. This is especially the case if your spouse has already given you reason not to trust.