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A neurological study found teens’ brains change to help them tune into new people and put less emphasis on their parents.
Youth who live in neighborhoods with gun violence are more likely to experience mental health problems.
The evidence shows Americans are becoming lonelier – a problem that leads to both mental and physical health problems for people of all ages.
A new survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals bleak circumstances for the mental health of many U.S. teens.
A growing body of research identifies a better system for teaching math: allow students to wrestle with a new problem first, and then explain the underlying concept.
Clear data show that most families in the U.S. strive for regular family dinners, yet evidence shows that specific aspects of modern society make it difficult.
A large body of research demonstrates that daylight saving time harms our health and well-being.
A new systematic review looks at the body of research on sexting to better understand how this trend is influencing young people.
A growing body of evidence shows that broadly-available parenting programs can help to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment.
A growing body of research suggests there is an overlooked element that determines health status as we age: the health and wellness of our long-term partners.
A growing body of research finds that diets are not one-size-fits-all. What will work best for you depends on a broad range of health and lifestyle factors.
For decades, researchers believed that moderate drinking improved wellness, but new evidence demonstrates the opposite.
Any conversation – whether using a handheld phone, a hands-free device, or conversing with a passenger in the car – leads to a reduction in driving performance.
A comprehensive systematic review investigates why people become radicalized and how to prevent it.
Americans are eating more meat than ever. How does that affect our health?
Vaccine hesitancy is a serious public health challenge—one that researchers are learning more about.
A new sweeping systematic review makes the case that the healthier resolution is to exercise more rather than diet.
There are several intervention programs that are focused on preventing teen dating violence. But do they work?
A new systematic review details how world-class adult athletes train as youth.
Charitable giving—in the form of money or helpful deeds—is proven to improve your happiness and health.
It’s not surprising that the combination of schedule changes, increased screen time, and elevated levels of stress and anxiety would disrupt our sleep.
Evidence shows that women are more likely to do the mental work of keeping a household running, but there are ways to help partners better share it.
A new scientific review reports that more than 99 percent of peer-reviewed papers find climate change mainly caused by humans. Public opinion has not followed suit.
Emerging research explains why people underestimate their powers of persuasion.
A new review investigates how adolescent experiences on social media affect their well-being.
A growing body of literature demonstrates that microaggressions are harmful to minority groups and reinforce damaging stereotypes.
New research shows it may not be as much as you think.
A new field of research is delving into the benefits of compliments and what motivates people to give them.
To help navigate the chaos of school during a pandemic, a growing body of evidence shows that students’ relationships with teachers, coaches, and mentors are especially important.
A ground-breaking study provides pivotal information about how our metabolisms work throughout the life span.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University is focused on using research findings to improve health and well-being of people at all stages of life.