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.

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Does It Work?

In most schools across the country, you are likely to find students practicing mindfulness. But what affects are these programs having?

Sex Education: Teens Teaching Teens

There is clear evidence that risky sexual behavior harms young people. Does peer-led sex education help them avoid risky behaviors?

Evidence-based Basketball: Research on the NCAA Tournament

More than $10 billion is at stake this month as Americans bet on the March Madness basketball tournament.

Science News: Believe It or Not?

A new study demonstrates that media reports often miss the real news.

In Preschool, Quality Counts the Most

But does preschool really help kids perform better over their academic careers? The answer is complicated.

Exercise and Social Support: What We Know

A strong body of evidence shows that having a strong social support network can help. But what exactly does that mean?

Mental Health and Sexual Orientation: What the Evidence Says

It’s no secret that being different can be a source of stress in our society. Individuals of minority sexual orientations may feel that stress most acutely.

The Evidence on Vacations

While a trip to the beach sure feels good, is there any evidence that vacationing is actually good for you?

What We Know About Fake News

Unfortunately, fake news is everywhere now. But what does it mean? Is there any data on the impact of fake news in our society?

Cold Weather, Aching Joints? Think Again!

A growing body of evidence questions if the weather influences pain levels.

How to Avoid Depression Induced by Social Media

A review of the research finds certain social media behaviors lead to depression.

Light Therapy for Seasonal Depression: Does It Work?

Is light therapy an effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder? Find out what the evidence says.

How to Navigate Health Care Choices

Older adults face more frequent decisions about their health care, but these choices can present unique challenges for them.

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Here are some evidence-based tips to avoid gaining weight this holiday season.

This Is What Happens When Kids Get Enough Exercise

The evidence is crystal clear: Physical activity is great for kids.

Is Gratitude Good For You?

As we approach Thanksgiving, we examine the evidence that gratitude is actually good for you.

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

We've all experienced sleepless nights. How does this affect our eating patterns the next day?

Proven Ways to Change Someone's Mind

Days out from the 2016 presidential election, is it possible to change someone's mind?

Are Acts of Kindness Good For You?

There’s no denying that kindness is a good thing. But what about the claims that doing good is actually good for you?

Do “Brain Games” Sharpen Your Mind?

Over the past decade, scientists have zeroed in on “brain training” to improve cognitive skills. But does it work?

What Do Early-Learners Need Most? Play!

A broad body of evidence finds that young children need more play time to succeed in school and life — both with their peers and with adults.

The Evidence on Sugar and Heart Disease

The recent article raises serious questions about science and ethics. Find out what the evidence does say about the link between sugar and heart disease.

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