I’ve never understood why parents serve their kids high-sugared cereals for breakfast.
When it comes to U.S. presidents, graying hair and deeper wrinkles shouldn’t be confused with accelerated aging.
Minnesota Wild fans should read New York Times’ reporter John Branch’s moving and disturbing series on the hockey enforcer’s professional rise and fall.David Brauer: How the New York Times got that story
An interview with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Columbia University oncologist and author of the 2011 Pulitzer-Prize winning “biography” of cancer, “The Emperor of All Maladies,” appeared in the British newspaper The Guardian over the weekend.
‘Tis the season for multitasking. After all, there’s extra shopping, cooking, entertaining and holiday events to attend to over the next few weeks.
Working parents are particularly burdened with these tasks.
The integrity of psychological research (like medical research) has come increasingly under fire.
Earlier this year, a scandal erupted about the work of a prominent and extensively published psychologist, Diederik Stapel, most recently of Tilburg U
Snacking in the morning — as opposed to in the afternoon or evening — may make it more difficult to lose weight, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
This finding — which surprise
A long-term approach was found to be 75 percent more effective than the most scientifically accepted types of short-term stop-smoking programs.
As I’ve noted here before, vitamin D is definitely the celebrity nutrient of the 21st century — the one that keeps popping up in headlines because yet another study reports it may lower the risk for this or that ailment, from the common c
I hate to dampen anyone’s holiday spirits, but two new studies suggest that if you’re cooking with canned foods, you’ll be ingesting something you hadn’t counted on: significant amounts of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
It’s not the pain per se, but how the spray causes the pain — by binding directly to proteins in the heat-sensing nerve cells.
Has the quality of human sperm has been “going downhill” over the past century?
The scientific debate over airport X-ray body scanners revved up again this week with the European Union’s announcement on Monday that it was prohibiting the use of the scanners in its airports “in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens’ health and
Minnesota-based science writer Emily Sohn has written an intriguing article for Discovery News this week about how music-based therapies are being used to help people — including Arizona Rep.
Most American parents — at least 80 percent, by some estimates — believe in using corporal punishment, whether it be spanking or “whipping” with a belt or other object, to discipline their children.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that the incidence of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths in Olmsted County was cut in half during the past decade.
In honor of the 200th issue of its BPS Research Digest blog, the British Psychological Society recently asked 21 psychologists to write brief essays on a “time in their lives that their psychological knowledge or skills came to their resc
Miller-McCune reporter Tom Jacobs recently interviewed Harvey James, an associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri, about a recent research project in which he that found that ethical people tended be more satisfied with their li
Women who were among the first wave of non-native pioneers to settle a wilderness area of northeastern Quebec in the 17th century had more children and grandchildren than the women who stayed behind — or who came to the area in subsequent
As I’ve noted here before, recent studies have shown that “state-of-the-art” (and expensive) running shoes don’t deliver what their ads promise: fewer injuries.
In fact, some modern running shoes (those designed for “motion control”) may even i