Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Pot is better than cigarettes and alcohol, but still bad for teens.
Be on the alert for those moments when you imagine other people feel a certain way--because you do.
Research on a unique antidepressant could lead to better help for people who are sensitive to social rejection.
More evidence links the gut to mental illness, which means changing your diet might help.
Brain scans reveal possibly four different kinds of depression, which may respond to different treatments.
Knowing how to improve concentration will help you feel confident and weather periods of stress, when your focus takes a hit. Do you live near a park? Go for a walk.
Exercise is good for your mental and physical health, but you wouldn't stick with it if you're bored. Try dance or martial arts.
There are plenty of reasons not to take acid-reducers, but dementia probably isn't one of them.
Don't dismiss yoga: It plus aerobics leads to more health benefits than twice the aerobics.
Look at a wailing baby's eyes to see if they are frightened, angry, or in pain.
Donating your organs could be the most charitable act of your lifetime. But only half of Americans are signed up.
To know whether your relationship will last, think more deeply about time.
More evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome affects your brain.
Some people wake up briefly paralyzed, seeing ghosts, or feeling themselves hovering over their bodies. Here's what is probably going on.
Therapy, sleep, exercise, and socializing in person may be more likely to help your depressed teen than an antidepressant.
A healthy diet and supplements my help ADHD.
If you hate exercise, look harder for ways to make it pleasant--get out in sunshine or find a buddy.
Magnesium can boost mood. If you have muscle aches, tics or irritable bowel syndrome, consider a magnesium supplement.
Some people feel more physical pains than others. Talk about it. Don't let anyone patronize you and also don't judge.
Some strategies to deal with interruptors--and insight on why they do it. And remember--you may be the problem.
If the summer sun gives you an especially big mood boost, consider whether you could benefit from a sunlamp or Vitamin D supplement in the darker months.
New research suggests that the importance of friendship increases with age. This works both ways—quarrels with friends, it suggests, is tied to chronic health problems.
Pre-performance rituals can help your kids shine before tests and performances.
One day, brain scans may help patients pinpoint which depression treatment will work for them.
Dyslexia isn't a vision or behavior problem and can't be cured with bone broth. But your child can flourish.
Do you discourage your loved ones' silly medical treatments?
Twenty percent of U.S. high school students say they'll get into a car with a driver who has been drinking.
Small children learn words more easily if they get enough sleep.
Loneliness is a health risk, especially for older people. Make sure the person you love is plugged in.
Temma Ehrenfeld is a New York-based science writer, and former assistant editor at Newsweek.