There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Testing push-up capacity may be a no-cost way for doctors to assess someone's future risk of heart disease during a mid-life annual physical exam, according to a new study.
Contrary to popular assumptions, new research suggests that playing violent video games is not associated with adolescents' aggressive behavior.
Pioneering researchers are investigating the possible ability of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation to dampen emotional and physical pain.
Researchers in Germany have identified why sleep is often the best medicine and why sleep deprivation can increase someone's odds of getting sick.
LGBTQ youths are much more likely to live in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes than their straight peers, according to a first-of-its-kind new report.
Since 2013, researchers have been exploring the neuroprotective powers of exercise-induced irisin. A new study reaffirms that exercise-linked irisin mediates memory protection.
The findings from a decades-long study show that staying extremely active in middle-age is good for the heart in surprising ways.
Self-compassion calms the autonomic nervous system and increases feelings of safety and connectedness, according to a new study.
A new study on how Alzheimer's disease affects different brain regions reveals that the human cerebellum may have unique neuroprotective abilities.
Our understanding of human gut microbiome is advancing at breakneck speed. New research offers fresh clues about how gut bacteria might affect mental health and quality of life.
Serotonin influences "fight-flight-or-freeze" responses depending on the degree of danger, according to a new study from Cornell University.
New research identifies a surprising pathway that promotes increased gene expression of feel-good chemicals via muscle changes that occur during exercise training.
Functional connectivity between the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum is linked to disabling mental health symptoms, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Since the early 1990s, song lyrics that reflect anger and sadness have become increasingly prevalent on Billboard's "Hot 100" music charts.
New research advances our understanding of why rocking back and forth improves sleep quality and memory consolidation.
Higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower odds of experiencing clinical depression, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School.
Neuroscientists have discovered that dopamine has the power to influence how much someone loves or hates certain music and specific songs.
New research shows surprising ways that gut microbiome may influence social behaviors via the vagus nerve.
New research identifies three quick and easy writing exercises that can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness.
The cerebellum may regulate reward-driven behavior, addiction, and sociability by modulating the release of dopamine, according to a new study.
After analyzing millions of candid photos, research found 35 facial expressions that convey emotions across cultures. Surprisingly, 17 convey happiness.
New research on positive memory activation suggests that recalling happy memories during adolescence may reduce risk of depression.
New research suggests that alpha brainwaves (which occur when riding a bike) might facilitate "Aha!" moments.
For the first time, researchers at MIT have identified a specific genetic mutation that is correlated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.
New research shows how large crowds flow like water in ways that are beyond each individual's control. If not well guided, the fluid-like dynamics of big groups can be dangerous.
The findings of a decade-long study have unearthed a surprisingly strong correlation between cultural engagement and a lower risk of developing depression.
Want to seem more likable in selfies? New research helps to explain why tilting your head can make you look more approachable in photographs and face-to-face conversations.
New research shows how "birds of a feather flock together" on YouTube, and how the emotions we observe in a video blog are contagious.
New fMRI research has identified brain activity that may explain why some people with lower back pain also experience crippling "kinesiophobia" that makes them afraid of movement.
In recent weeks, there's been a groundswell of opinion pieces questioning the importance of getting Straight A's. I am living proof that you don't need good grades to flourish.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.