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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: sexting and Internet safety. Compared...
Researchers have developed an application for smartphones that delivers postnatal education programs and provides postnatal supportive care for new parents returning home from the maternity ward. Findings from a pilot test showed that new parents who use the app experienced...
People with a diminished ability to taste food usually choose sweeter—and likely higher-calorie—fare, which can put them at risk for gaining weight, research shows. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in...
During stressful times, talking to yourself in the third person—silently—could help you control your emotions. This method doesn’t take any more mental effort, say researchers, than talking to yourself in the first person, which is how people normally talk to...
  A review of studies on exercise and happiness addresses some lingering questions about the effects of physical activity on positive health conditions. The impact of physical activity on depression and anxiety is well known—and exercise is a common prescription for...
What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power? One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways. Central to SDT is the...
Whether or not people think a food is “natural” primarily determines whether it succeeds in the market, but the word “natural” can mean a lot of different things. “The importance of naturalness for foodstuffs is of great practical relevance, yet...
Researchers have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keep you awake and alert. Their findings could lead to new therapies for those who suffer from insomnia. “…there is nothing more important than sleep.” An estimated 50 to 70...
Fever during the first trimester of pregnancy may boost the risk of heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Researchers have known about the risks for decades, but how it happens has been unclear. Is a...
Preeclampsia may permanently change the blood vessels of women who suffer from the condition during pregnancy—and could boost their lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers compared women who had healthy pregnancies with those that experienced preeclampsia, a condition in which...