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Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?

We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime

January 27, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

Healthful Diet Switch Helps Even Late in Life

At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, said that adoption of more healthful eating habits even late in life still has benefits 

January 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Trapped in a Cycle of Sexual Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse in childhood are prone to suffering repeated abuse. Researchers are looking at ways to break the pattern

January 1, 2016 — Sushma Subramanian

Roman Sanitation Didn't Stop Roaming Parasites

The University of Cambridge's Piers Mitchell, author of the 2015 book Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations, talks about the counterintuitive findings in his recent paper in the journal Parasitology titled "Human parasites in the Roman World: health consequences of conquering an empire"
 

January 12, 2016 — Steve Mirsky