Translational Behavioral Medicine

Overweight & Obesity

Study: Smartphone app detects diet cheat

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight and half of them are trying to lose weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, ...

Genetics

At-home genetic testing leads to misinterpretations of results

Home genetic tests like AncestryDNA and 23andMe are more popular than ever, with sales topping $99 million in 2017. But a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher highlights the potential negative ...

Health

Indoor tanning still accessible to young people—despite bans

Despite legislation prohibiting the use of ultraviolet (UV) indoor tanning facilities by minors, one in every five tanning salons in US states where such bans are in place stated over the phone that they would allow an underaged ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fat chats: The good, the bad and the ugly comments

Cyberbullying and hurtful 'fat jokes' are disturbingly prevalent in the social media environment, especially on Twitter, says Wen-ying Sylvia Chou of the National Institutes of Health in the US. Chou is lead author of a study ...

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