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A Surge in Anxiety and Depression Around the World
Even people who have not lost loved ones are struggling with the emotional burdens of the pandemic. Two groups have been most affected.
To Navigate Better Dietary Choices, Use a Compass
A food profiler assigns scores from one to 100 to a wide variety of foods, so consumers can track their eating habits more easily.
What an HPV “Infodemic” Teaches Us About Vaccine Disinformation
Misinformation's power comes from the fact that it is so often fear-based, making it more attention-grabbing than neutral, fact-based info.
Look Ma, No Helmet!
Riding a dirt bike or ATV without a helmet is basically a brain injury waiting to happen. What's surprising is how many kids do it.
Orphaned by the Pandemic
Hundreds of thousands of children have lost primary caregivers to COVID, disrupting the safety and security of their lives, a new crisis.
Weight Loss Surgery OK’d for Obese Youth
Young people who are obese can benefit from weight-loss surgery, too. It's safe, and it can reverse the health risks of being overweight.
Diet Drinks’ Mixed Results
Artificial sweeteners can help us cut sugar, but because they make some people feel hungrier, they don't always help with weight loss.
Food Labels to Make Shoppers Smarter
Color-coded labels or warnings that quickly alert shoppers to the nutritional content of foods help consumers make healthier choices.
Babies are wired to play -- it consumes most of their time. It's also how little ones learn. An ingenious new study shows how this happens.
The Benefits of Checking Blood Pressure at Home
People with high blood pressure do best when they monitor their pressure often. They find this is easiest when they take their BP at home.
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