Psychology & Psychiatry

Friends want to hear from you more than you think

If you've ever hesitated to text or email friends you haven't seen in a while, a new study has a reassuring message: They'll probably appreciate it more than you think.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The real-life health effects of fantasy sports

Fantasy sports are full of contrasts. They use stats from real athletes to build make-believe teams. They fuel both casual fun with friends and a seriously lucrative industry.

Health

Understanding the current decline in youth drinking

Striking differences in the way high school students socialize may be one of the reasons behind a dramatic drop in youth drinking over the last 20 years, a study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found.

Health

Your brain needs proper diet and exercise too

Healthy brain aging is a concern for all of us. June is recognized as Brain and Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It's normal to struggle with small things such as recalling names—and we all experience some slowing of the thought ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese, and the epidemic has been linked to more deaths worldwide than those caused by being underweight.

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