Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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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?
Is sexual harassment more prevalent than we realize?
There is a growing body of evidence that racial discrimination triggers a chronic stress response, leading to a variety of health problems.
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?
Is nightly homework the answer to helping kids succeed in school, or are there other ways to support kids academically?
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.
This phenomenon leads to a complex set of issues and outcomes for grandparents and the children for whom they care.
A growing body of evidence suggests eating a big meal in the morning is the healthiest choice.
The thinking goes that everyday citizens who carry handguns will be able to fight back against armed criminals. Is that true?
Study after study has found that music therapy has a positive effect on a broad range of physical and psychological conditions.
Research finds summer learning loss is a real problem. Here's what you can do about it.
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.