Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Although the evidence is currently limited, epidemiologists and public health experts have learned some lessons about how the virus spreads and steps you can take to stay safe.
COVID-19 is a perfect storm for sleep disruptions, but there are steps you can take to get a better night's rest.
The evidence shows that blaring banner headlines are often misleading and even sensational.
Despite the struggles, there is some evidence that distance learning can be effective for young people.
Stress and anxiety abound these days. Writing down your worries is proven to help.
It turns out, there is decade-old evidence that face masks help prevent the spread of respiratory disease.
There is a significant body of evidence on loneliness that can help us understand the broader effects of social distancing and some steps we can take to mitigate them.
Economic research tells us why people buy more in a crisis, and what stores can do to address this problem.
A new systematic review takes a careful look at a decades-old treatment for alcohol abuse: Alcoholics Anonymous.
Understanding the science of hand-washing will help you stay healthy.
A new systematic review sheds light on a potential contributing factor to homelessness.
Some research shows that technology may contribute to mental distress among young people.
ADHD medications and opioids are among the most commonly over-prescribed drugs for children.
A body of research demonstrates that “glass-half-full” types are not just more pleasant to be around; they are also more likely to live longer, healthier lives.
A new collection of evidence clearly demonstrates that what you eat also affects your mood, cognition, and mental well-being.
A major new clinical report on autism spectrum disorders summarizes the body of evidence that has developed over the past 12 years.
This week's start of a new year prompts all sorts of pledges, but few people actually succeed at them.
The holiday season can add stress to our lives. But are the holiday blues real?
The measles are back, and research shows one reason is vaccine hesitancy.
There is credible evidence that givers experience benefits from their acts of charity.
As its name implies, Thanksgiving is all about showing gratitude. It turns out there is a significant body of scientific literature demonstrating thankfulness is good for you.
A group of nutrition researchers have called into question those ubiquitous recommendations to avoid red and processed meat.
E-cigarettes that contain THC have been linked to a deadly lung disease this year. Here's what we know to date.
Somewhere between 1 and 1.7 million youth are homeless in the United States; a new evidence review identifies how to help fix this devastating problem.
It's difficult to measure how screen-time affects academic performance among youth, but research provides some answers.
A new research review helps us to better understand the benefits and harms linked with interventions designed to prevent suicide.
Research demonstrates that a technique called motivational interviewing is a proven way to encourage someone to make behavior changes.
A systematic review published this summer found an important health benefit to taking vitamin D supplements.
What are the consequences of putting a kid on a diet? A new review article takes a careful look.
Let’s take a careful look at what the evidence says about where the germs live in your house.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is focused on using research findings to improve health and well-being of people at all stages of life.