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School start times, screen time late in the evening exacerbate sleep deprivation in teens

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Why are some people mosquito magnets and others are unbothered?

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Will omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? 5 questions answered

COVID-19 booster shot

Senior Health

Over-the-counter hearing aids have been greenlighted by the FDA

Hearing aid OTC

Health Stories

Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water

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When COVID-19 or flu viruses kill, they often have an accomplice – bacterial infections

COVID-19 virus flu infection

Mental Health

How easy access to guns at home contributes to America's youth suicide problem

Gun youth suicide


How well do monkeypox vaccines prevent infection? A virologist answers 6 questions about the shots

Monkeypox vaccine


What are muscle knots and how can they be treated?

Muscle knot

Healthy Eating

Food expiration dates don't have much science behind them

Food Cans Expiration Dates


How the omicron subvariant BA.5 became a master of disguise – and what it means for the current COVID-19 surge

COVID Omicron BA.5


Viruses can change your scent to make you more attractive to mosquitoes, new research finds

Mosquito Virus Odor

Adult Health

How hot is too hot for the human body?

Heat wave


Defining when human life begins is not a question science can answer – it's a question of politics and ethical values

Ultrasound baby

Mental Health

When texts suddenly stop: Why people ghost on social media

Ghosting text

Adult Health

Why can't you remember being born, learning to walk or saying your first words?

Mom and baby

Mental Health

Therapy on the go: Mildly depressed or simply stressed, people are tapping apps for mental health care

Cell phone

Children's Health

The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them

School shooting sign

Healthy Eating

Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says

Intermittent fasting


Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

Menthol cigarettes

Women's Health

Staring at an image of yourself on Zoom has serious consequences for mental health – especially for women

Woman Zoom call


Do you need a second booster shot? An epidemiologist scoured the latest research and has some answers

Second COVID-19 Booster


Tomorrow's COVID safety guidelines will be different from today's – but that doesn't mean yesterday's were wrong

COVID-19 Mask Requirement


Why your kid won't put down the smartphone – it's not your fault

Smartphone Addiction Teens


Infants need lots of active movement and play – and there are simple ways to help them get it

Baby Tummy Time


How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination? Two immunologists explain

COVID Vaccine Immunity


Does scaring people work when it comes to health messaging?

COVID-19 Health Messaging

Mental Health

The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

COVID-19 Death Rituals


Why kids shouldn't eat added sugar before they turn 2, according to a nutritional epidemiologist

Babies Added Sugar

Adult Health

How the pandemic's unequal toll on people of color underlines U.S. health inequities – and why solving them is so critical

COVID-19 Health Disparities


Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

Fruit Nutrients


Why does experiencing 'flow' feel so good? A communication scientist explains

Feel Flow Snowboarding


Medical technologies have been central to U.S. pandemic response, but social behaviors matter just as much

COVID-19 vaccine disparities


COVID-19 vaccines for children: How parents are influenced by misinformation, and how they can counter it

COVID-19 Vaccines Kids


The 'runner's high' may result from molecules called cannabinoids – the body’s own version of THC and CBD

Runner's High


Here's why 'baby talk' is good for your baby

Baby Talk Mom


Will omicron – the new coronavirus variant of concern – be more contagious than delta?

Omicron COVID-19 Variant


Misremembering might actually be a sign your memory is working optimally

Memory Errors Cognition


How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl across the U.S. and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

Drug Needle Opioids


'Off-label' use is common in medicine – a bioethicist and legal philosopher explain why the COVID-19 vaccines are different

COVID vaccine off-label


Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

Ultra Processed Foods

Mental Health

Go ahead, enjoy your memes – they really do help ease pandemic stress

COVID-19 Memes Stress

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