The Evidence on Reducing Gun Violence

As the nation reels from last week's shooting, some are calling for new laws while other want to protect gun-owners rights. But what does the data say about reducing gun violence?

How to Help Your Kids Succeed in School

Is nightly homework the answer to helping kids succeed in school, or are there other ways to support kids academically?

All of the Feelings: Emotional Diversity Linked to Health

A growing body of research demonstrates that feeling a wide range of positive emotions in a single day is linked to health and well-being.

When Grandparents Raise Their Grandchildren

This phenomenon leads to a complex set of issues and outcomes for grandparents and the children for whom they care.

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

A growing body of evidence suggests eating a big meal in the morning is the healthiest choice.

Do Concealed Weapons Keep People Safer?

The thinking goes that everyday citizens who carry handguns will be able to fight back against armed criminals. Is that true?

Music Is Good for the Soul, and Your Health

Study after study has found that music therapy has a positive effect on a broad range of physical and psychological conditions.

The Summer Slump: Do Kids Backslide During Summer Vacation?

Research finds summer learning loss is a real problem. Here's what you can do about it.

Is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Unnecessary?

Over the past decade, mounting evidence has questioned whether arthroscopic knee surgery is effective at relieving the knee pain associated with aging joints.

The Evolving Evidence on Obesity in Children

You have, no doubt, heard the statistics about youth and obesity. New research shows what we can do about it.

What We Know About Gratitude And Giving Back

There is no question that gratitude is good for you. But is it good for society too?

Playing to Win: Should Youth Specialize in Sports?

Data show that more youth than ever train year-round for a single sport and travel to compete against higher-level teams. But is this good for kids?

Can You Prevent Alzheimer's Disease with Diet and Exercise?

Scientists are discovering that healthy choices can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

The Evolving Evidence on Chiropractors for Low Back Pain

The traditional medical establishment has long frowned upon chiropractic care for lower back pain—until now.

Coffee and Health: What's The Verdict?

Find out how caffeine affects your blood pressure, sleep and anxiety levels.

What's the Best Way to Help Low-Income Mothers?

Coaching from public health nurses helps low-income mothers and their children.

The Case For Running

Running may be the trump card of physical activity, adding more years to your life than other forms of exercise.

What Motivates Us and Why

What methods work best to encourage people to strive for lofty goals?

What We Know About Aging and Pain

Older adults experience pain at higher rates that the rest of the population. But exploring a range of treatment options can help.

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Does It Work?

In most schools across the country, you are likely to find students practicing mindfulness. But what affects are these programs having?

Sex Education: Teens Teaching Teens

There is clear evidence that risky sexual behavior harms young people. Does peer-led sex education help them avoid risky behaviors?

Evidence-based Basketball: Research on the NCAA Tournament

More than $10 billion is at stake this month as Americans bet on the March Madness basketball tournament.

Science News: Believe It or Not?

A new study demonstrates that media reports often miss the real news.

In Preschool, Quality Counts the Most

But does preschool really help kids perform better over their academic careers? The answer is complicated.

Exercise and Social Support: What We Know

A strong body of evidence shows that having a strong social support network can help. But what exactly does that mean?

Mental Health and Sexual Orientation: What the Evidence Says

It’s no secret that being different can be a source of stress in our society. Individuals of minority sexual orientations may feel that stress most acutely.

The Evidence on Vacations

While a trip to the beach sure feels good, is there any evidence that vacationing is actually good for you?

What We Know About Fake News

Unfortunately, fake news is everywhere now. But what does it mean? Is there any data on the impact of fake news in our society?

Cold Weather, Aching Joints? Think Again!

A growing body of evidence questions if the weather influences pain levels.

How to Avoid Depression Induced by Social Media

A review of the research finds certain social media behaviors lead to depression.

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