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As violent video games continue to grow in popularity, do they lead to real-life violence?
The evidence of how well sunscreen protects against skin cancer is mixed.
Unfortunately, separating children from their parents is nothing new. As a result, there is scientific data that describes the effects of separating children from their families.
You will find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, yogurts, canned fruits, chewing gum, and ice cream to name a few. Research shows they may be safer than you think.
Since their debut in 2004, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes have steadily grown in popularity. But are they really as harmless as they are touted to be?
A new systematic review published earlier this month looks specifically at the reasons that youth injure themselves.
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity in the diet world. But does it work?
For decades, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines advised that drinking in moderation was healthy, but a new analysis finds otherwise.
Falls are a serious problem among older adults. What's the best course of action to prevent injury?
A new body of research is finding even more benefits of reading to children—for both the kids and the parents.
Many mental health problems that continue into adulthood actually begin during childhood and adolescence. Can treating youth early on help?
Many people see meditation as a magic bullet that can reduce pain, relieve depression, and sharpen our focus. But in fact, the evidence on meditation is flawed.
If you have ever experienced insomnia, you know the agony of trying to fall asleep when your body will not cooperate. Melatonin is a popular solution, but does it really work?
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla. last month re-ignited the national dialogue on gun control. But what does the evidence says about guns, violence, and safety?
Millions of Americans want to lose weight, and research shows changing our environments may be the place to start.
Millions of Americans own pets. But what's the benefit?
Americans spend more than $36 billion a year on vitamins and nutritional supplements – all in the hopes for leading healthier lives. But do vitamins actually work?
For children and adolescents, caring for a family member with a chronic illness can be especially taxing.
Many people think of meditation as a magic bullet. But in reality, the evidence on meditation is mixed.
Media campaigns may be one way to help Americans consume fewer sugary drinks. No matter the method, convincing people to avoid soda would improve their health.
Researchers took an in-depth look at how the influenza virus spread through on Pennsylvania school.
Last month, a doctor and medical professor took an in-depth look at actual research into “man flu.”
New Year's resolutions are popular, but do they help you meet your goals?
The body of evidence on dementia treatments concludes no current treatments work.
Employers are increasingly focused on strategies to prevent sexual harassment, but do they work?
The holiday blues are a real phenomenon, but they are likely to have different effects than you might think.
More people are dying in car crashes for the first time in decades. What can we do?
It's a popular time of year for making donations. What does the evidence say about charitable giving?
There are hundreds of studies on the best ways to cope with the common cold. The body of evidence points to some solid strategies.
The body of evidence on teens and social media finds that cyber-bullying is a serious problem. As a society, what can we do?
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.