The obesity rate is 27.5 percent higher in New York City neighborhoods where the greatest proportion of people "like" television on Facebook.
It may be that "the tendency to have faith in conventional social constructs" can be generalized both to religion and the medical establishment.
Looking at how quickly different animals and even invidual cells die when they're isolated from others seems tell us something about the importance of social ties.
Audio recordings made in exam rooms indicate that doctors "operate at an emotional distance" from overweight and obese patients.
Participants in a German study did not react well to videos depicting robot torture.
How strongly people's mental health and life satisfaction correlated with their proximities to parks and gardens
"Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it." -Braveheart (1995)
Bob Barker is a prophet.
Earning an obituary in the New York Times is generally a good marker for above-average longevity, as long as that success in life isn't accompanied by fame.
A disaster-response behavioral health specialist discusses priorities.
A clinical trial of a music therapy program showed how lullabies, sung by parents, help premature infants.
Exposed to very loud sounds, the inner ears of mice secreted a hormone that caused temporary hearing impairment but also protected their ears from further damage.
Participants played "pink noise" that was synchronized to their brain rhythms slept more deeply and had increased memory retention.
People who listened to classical music inside an fMRI machine had remarkably synchronized brain patterns that aren't seen in other contexts.
By so many measures, intrauterine devices are the best form of birth control. Why are they still so rarely used?
Researchers bred rats that couldn't get enough of their exercise wheels -- and isolated the genes that appear to motivate them.
Search terms implied that people are 24 percent less likely to consider suicide in the summer, among other seasonal fluctuations that may be useful in epidemiology for illnesses that are difficult to track.
People who did equivalent amounts of running and walking saw the same degree of benefit in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease
People reported that cookies and chips they believed to be organic "tasted lower in fat and calories."
"We know not the real truth of this matter to this day ..."