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The Perks of Grandparenting
Caring for grandchildren helps ease seniors' loneliness and isolation. But there are other ways they can guard against being lonely, too.
Marijuana Smoke is Hard on the Lungs
Smoking pot irritates the lungs more than cigarettes do. Not only are joints unfiltered, but people tend to inhale and hold smoke longer.
Don't Assume You Are Protected
Had COVID? Be careful. Repeat SARS-CoV-2 infections put people at more risk of hospitalization and organ failure. Take precautions. Mask up.
TikTok a Poor Source of Diet and Nutrition Info
Diet and nutrition posts on the platform, many written by high school students, often promote the myth that thinness equals better health.
Learning to Bounce Back
The brains of mice who displayed resilience showed they perceived standing up to a threat rewarding; others became avoidant and depressed.
The Skills to Raise Challenging Children
Caregivers of difficult children often feel they have nowhere to turn. A brief program taught them ways to connect with their kids.
Video Games May Strengthen Certain Cognitive Skills
Playing video games a few hours a day can help kids develop visual accuracy and impulse control -- at least some kids, anyway.
Acetaminophen a Risk During Pregnancy
Mothers who take this painkiller while they are pregnant have had a higher likelihood of having kids with sleep and attention problems.
Meals with Others Ease Stress
Eating with others is a great de-stressor and good for nutrition. There's a program to help you make that happen at least one day a week.
What Petting Your Pup Does for Your Brain
Your prefrontal cortex lights up when you pet your dog. This suggests a way to help people with social deficits connect with others.
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