School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens

Preteens and teens who attend middle schools with nutrition policies and healthy-eating programs experience less of an increase in body mass index (BMI) compared to students who attend schools without…

How Teens Handle Stress Can Yield Long-Term Health Effects

How a teen handles chronic stress — whether they bottle up their emotions or put a positive spin on things — can affect processes in the body like blood pressure and how…

Schizophrenia May Disrupt Bodily Experience of Emotion

A new study shows that how people experience emotion through their bodies is radically altered in people with schizophrenia. For the study, researchers at Vanderbilt University compared individuals with schizophrenia…

Cultural Activities May Reduce Risk of Depression in Middle and Old Age

Regular visits to the theater, art galleries or museums can dramatically reduce the odds of developing depression in middle and old age, according to a new U.K. study by researchers…

Russian Study Finds Gender Norms Begin in Kindergarten

A new study from Russia shows that the beginnings of gender norms can be traced to kindergarten. In the study, sociologists at the National Research University Higher School of Economics…

Study IDs Risk Factors for Violent Sleep Disorder

New research identifies specific lifestyle and personal risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep condition called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder. Canadian investigators found that taking…