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Research shows parenting courses are helpful for parents and kids of all ages.
As the election quickly approaches, there is evidence that respectful dialogue can persuade.
Cardiovascular fitness is one of the most important predictors of living a long life.
The evidence is mounting that vitamin D supplements are not as helpful as we once believed.
A new field of research investigates how what we listen to affects how well we can pay attention to and, ultimately, perform a task.
Every day, children in the United States experience sexual abuse. Researchers are searching for the best prevention strategies.
The World Health Organization finds that most people across the globe don't exercise enough—and the organization has a plan to solve that problem.
A new study and meta-analysis unveils new evidence about the role of carbohydrates in a healthy diet.
Boys and girls across the nation are getting ready to go back to school. But does gender make a difference in performance?
You can’t miss news stories about violent interactions between police and civilians, but based on media reports, it can be difficult to understand the dynamics across the nation.
Science demonstrates that when young people begin puberty, their biological clocks shift. But school start times don't follow suit.
A large body of research points to cognitive-behavioral therapy as the most effective treatment for anxiety among youth.
As violent video games continue to grow in popularity, do they lead to real-life violence?
The evidence of how well sunscreen protects against skin cancer is mixed.
Unfortunately, separating children from their parents is nothing new. As a result, there is scientific data that describes the effects of separating children from their families.
You will find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, yogurts, canned fruits, chewing gum, and ice cream to name a few. Research shows they may be safer than you think.
Since their debut in 2004, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes have steadily grown in popularity. But are they really as harmless as they are touted to be?
A new systematic review published earlier this month looks specifically at the reasons that youth injure themselves.
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity in the diet world. But does it work?
For decades, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines advised that drinking in moderation was healthy, but a new analysis finds otherwise.
Falls are a serious problem among older adults. What's the best course of action to prevent injury?
A new body of research is finding even more benefits of reading to children—for both the kids and the parents.
Many mental health problems that continue into adulthood actually begin during childhood and adolescence. Can treating youth early on help?
Many people see meditation as a magic bullet that can reduce pain, relieve depression, and sharpen our focus. But in fact, the evidence on meditation is flawed.
If you have ever experienced insomnia, you know the agony of trying to fall asleep when your body will not cooperate. Melatonin is a popular solution, but does it really work?
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla. last month re-ignited the national dialogue on gun control. But what does the evidence says about guns, violence, and safety?
Millions of Americans want to lose weight, and research shows changing our environments may be the place to start.
Millions of Americans own pets. But what's the benefit?
Americans spend more than $36 billion a year on vitamins and nutritional supplements – all in the hopes for leading healthier lives. But do vitamins actually work?
For children and adolescents, caring for a family member with a chronic illness can be especially taxing.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is focused on using research findings to improve health and well-being of people at all stages of life.