Is “Man-flu” a Real Phenomenon?

Last month, a doctor and medical professor took an in-depth look at actual research into “man flu.”

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are popular, but do they help you meet your goals?

New Evidence Finds Dementia Treatments Fall Short

The body of evidence on dementia treatments concludes no current treatments work.

Sexual Harassment Training Is Largely Ineffective

Employers are increasingly focused on strategies to prevent sexual harassment, but do they work?

What We Know About the Holiday Blues

The holiday blues are a real phenomenon, but they are likely to have different effects than you might think.

What We Do and Do Not Know About Phones and Driving

More people are dying in car crashes for the first time in decades. What can we do?

Giving Is Good for You

It's a popular time of year for making donations. What does the evidence say about charitable giving?

How to Beat the Common Cold

There are hundreds of studies on the best ways to cope with the common cold. The body of evidence points to some solid strategies.

What to Do About Cyberbullying

The body of evidence on teens and social media finds that cyber-bullying is a serious problem. As a society, what can we do?

#MeToo: What We Know About Sexual Harassment

Is sexual harassment more prevalent than we realize?

Examining the Link Between Racism and Health

There is a growing body of evidence that racial discrimination triggers a chronic stress response, leading to a variety of health problems.

The Evidence on Reducing Gun Violence

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?

How to Help Your Kids Succeed in School

Is nightly homework the answer to helping kids succeed in school, or are there other ways to support kids academically?

All of the Feelings: Emotional Diversity Linked to Health

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.

When Grandparents Raise Their Grandchildren

This phenomenon leads to a complex set of issues and outcomes for grandparents and the children for whom they care.

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

A growing body of evidence suggests eating a big meal in the morning is the healthiest choice.

Do Concealed Weapons Keep People Safer?

The thinking goes that everyday citizens who carry handguns will be able to fight back against armed criminals. Is that true?

Music Is Good for the Soul, and Your Health

Study after study has found that music therapy has a positive effect on a broad range of physical and psychological conditions.

The Summer Slump: Do Kids Backslide During Summer Vacation?

Research finds summer learning loss is a real problem. Here's what you can do about it.

Is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Unnecessary?

Over the past decade, mounting evidence has questioned whether arthroscopic knee surgery is effective at relieving the knee pain associated with aging joints.

The Evolving Evidence on Obesity in Children

You have, no doubt, heard the statistics about youth and obesity. New research shows what we can do about it.

What We Know About Gratitude And Giving Back

There is no question that gratitude is good for you. But is it good for society too?

Playing to Win: Should Youth Specialize in Sports?

Data show that more youth than ever train year-round for a single sport and travel to compete against higher-level teams. But is this good for kids?

Can You Prevent Alzheimer's Disease with Diet and Exercise?

Scientists are discovering that healthy choices can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

The Evolving Evidence on Chiropractors for Low Back Pain

The traditional medical establishment has long frowned upon chiropractic care for lower back pain—until now.

Coffee and Health: What's The Verdict?

Find out how caffeine affects your blood pressure, sleep and anxiety levels.

What's the Best Way to Help Low-Income Mothers?

Coaching from public health nurses helps low-income mothers and their children.

The Case For Running

Running may be the trump card of physical activity, adding more years to your life than other forms of exercise.

What Motivates Us and Why

What methods work best to encourage people to strive for lofty goals?

What We Know About Aging and Pain

Older adults experience pain at higher rates that the rest of the population. But exploring a range of treatment options can help.

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