Older people were also, on average, more successful than younger adults at resisting desires that were in conflict with their personal goals, researchers found.
In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps readers make their way through the thicket of health trends, studies and research.
Global warming has given a new impetus to research on the impact of ambient temperatures on mental health.
The study found that young people are drinking less sugary beverages and consuming slightly more fruit and whole grains than they were in 1999.
Compared to people who walked 4,000 steps per day (the equivalent of about 2 miles), those who walked 8,000 steps per day were half as likely to die within the decade, a study found.
The AAP’s recommendations are strictest for younger children: No screen exposure before age 18 months, and no more than an hour for children aged 1 to 5 years.
The synchronization — or “inter-brain coherence” — is even stronger when the listener enjoys the music, the study found.
The upsurge in such “copycat” suicides is particularly strong when news stories describe the suicide method used by the celebrity, the review found.
Medical personnel who are treating people with anosmia should use personal protective gear and avoid doing nonessential procedures, the specialists add.
There are a lot of things that people are either overlooking or misunderstanding about social distancing.
Although older people are at greatest risk of dying from COVID-19, younger adults make up a significant proportion of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the U.S., according to a new report.
Framing COVID-19 as a collective rather than an individual threat will give us our best chance at getting people to change their risky behavior during the crisis, argue two British social psychologists.
More than half of the people who died in those crashes were someone other than the drinking driver, and they were more likely to be young (under the age of 21) and female, the study also found.
The findings align with previous research that has shown extensive Facebook use can contribute to lower psychological well-being and the development of a compulsion to continually check social media.
Some of that buying is rational, such as making sure you have enough medication to treat chronic medical conditions, for example. But much of it is irrational.
Our experiential purchases bring us greater pleasure in terms of anticipation and remembrance than do our material purchases, but they also bring us greater in-the-moment enjoyment, the study found.
Researchers recommend that people seek out treatments with a proven track record, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Many bogus products are being marketed for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. Some of them are harmless, but some aren’t. All are a waste of money.
The report also found “striking” racial and ethnic disparities in both the incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer.
The study, which involved both a large cohort study and a meta-analysis, found no evidence that people who consume an egg daily are at any greater risk of heart attacks and stroke than people who never or rarely eat eggs — that is, after their overall diet and lifestyle are considered.
Researchers tracked and measured traces of cigarette smoke in an environment where no smoking had occurred for many years — a German movie theater.