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sexual minorities are more susceptible to migraines than their heterosexual counterparts
October 16, 2020

Using data from Wave V of Add Health, scientists find that sexual minorities are more susceptible to migraines than their heterosexual counterparts.

Research has shown that migraines are the fifth leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S., with one in six adults suffering from migraines. Although it is recognized that the LGBTQ community experience an array of discrimination when seeking health care, there has been a lack of investigation into...
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student in wheelchair receives a diploma from a university. disabled girl with a diploma from school and university.
June 26, 2020

Researchers use Add Health data to discover connections between chronic medical conditions and the importance of belonging

Students with chronic medical conditions struggle with more than just their physical health. The hurdles formed from medical conditions impact their school attendance, concentration, and the expectations of their parents and teachers.   Around one-third of students suffering from chronic medical conditions experience symptoms so severe that it interferes with their...
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Adult Son And Senior Father Talking While Relaxing On Couch At Home
May 15, 2020

Can Parental Communication Influence HIV Testing?

Add Health data collection began 25 years ago, yet new research is still being published using Wave I data which adds to the scientific knowledge of adolescent health. A recent study by Boyd, Quinn, and Aquino titled The Inescapable Effects of Parent Support on Black Males and HIV Testing sought...
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hands wrapped in tailor measure tape covering face of young depressed and worried girl suffering anorexia or bulimia nutrition disorder
April 16, 2020

Add Health data used to study eating disorder behaviors in adolescence and adulthood

Add Health collected information on nutrition, eating habits and weight perception during the Wave I interview when respondents were in middle and high school. These questions were repeated during four waves of data collection, allowing researchers to explore pathways involving eating disorders. Four Add Health based studies published in 2019...
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