Health

In defense of 'ultra-processed' foods

Ultra-processed foods, a label coined in research by a Brazilian pediatrician, have been targeted as a menace to society for quite some time, mostly by environmental advocates and health professionals.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Downward mobility link to violent crime and self-harm

The children of families who fall upon hard times are at significantly greater risk of being involved in violent crime and harming themselves as young adults, according to a major new study.

Overweight & Obesity

Income inequality impacts obesity in children

National income and income inequality impacts on body size of children and adolescents according to new research from the University of Auckland.

Overweight & Obesity

New study links obesity to community characteristics, demographics

Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population meets the definition of overweight or obese, but a new study by University of Arkansas researchers shows the problem isn't randomly distributed across the country. Instead, obesity ...

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