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Happiness Out the Door
Lockdown has been hard on us all. Diaries show what an emotional boost time outside can provide.
Take It in Both Arms
Next time, have your blood pressure taken in both arms, or do it yourself at the drug store. It's a good way to check for atherosclerosis.
A Profile of Self-Managed Abortion
Women experiencing an unwanted pregnancy in areas where there are few reproductive health options available may try to end it themselves.
Binge Drinking Soars During the Pandemic
Stay-at-home orders mean more people are bored, stressed, lonely -- and likely to drink too much. Alcohol consumption is way up.
Giving Healthy Behaviors a Mindful Boost
Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword, but a review of the research shows the practice in self-regulation it offers furthers health goals.
Some foods fuel chronic inflammation, a cause of heart disease; others put a lid on it. It pays to know which is which.
The Anatomy of Forgetting
Brain waves and pupil size offer clues to the way distracted attention affects our ability to remember and makes us likelier to forget.
The Worst Kind of Optimists
Some people think they are not at risk for COVID-19 and can ignore restrictions because they haven't gotten gotten it yet. Big mistake.
You can recharge your positive outlook by cultivating a sense of wonder. A 15-minute awe walk made seniors visibly happier.
Keeping Company with Pets during Lockdown
Having a pet provides fun and comfort, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't rush out to buy one, but be glad if you have one.
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