Health

How to maximize the results of wearable health devices

New research in the journal Management Science finds that people can achieve long-term health goals and establish healthy habits when coupling wearable health devices such as Fitbits with economic incentives.

Oncology & Cancer

Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer

Overall evidence to date on whether eating dairy products affects the risk of cancer has been inconsistent. Studies on Western populations indicate that dairy products may be associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Foreign languages slow down brain aging

Medical advances are causing a gradual increase in average life expectancy. However, this comes at a price, as the number of cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases grows with age. Researchers from HSE University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese cities and factories lock down as outbreak spreads

Seventeen million people in the Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen began their first full day under lockdown Monday, as a key factory making iPhones closed and restrictions spread across Shanghai and other major cities in an effort ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ditching distancing could risk vaccine-resistant virus strains

Maintaining social distancing policies as vaccines are being rolled out may prevent the evolution of vaccine-resistant strains of SARS-CoV-2, suggests a mathematical biology study published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Pediatrics

Childhood health and cultural inequalities: Women pay the price

Lack of physical activity is linked to a host of health problems, including an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. Past research has shown that socioeconomic factors ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic family stress leads to sleep problems for boys

Lockdowns and economic stress have contributed to the rise of child abuse and neglectful parenting behaviors during the pandemic, with an increase in family violence reported in multiple studies.

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