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A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities.
The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study
Mind and body benefit from two hours in nature each week
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How does drinking coffee help your body and your brain?
If you’re not sleeping well, you may not be reaching your life goals, let alone your fitness goals
Individuals who scored higher on an optimism assessment were likely to live significantly longer lives, a new study finds
Is a malfunctioning metabolism really why you can’t lose weight and keep it off?
This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let’s explore the science behind the hype
A Harvard historian urges psychiatrists to focus less on making money and more on helping patients...
Amino acids enhance workout performance, promote recovery, and help build muscle. But do we need to buy supplements to keep on hand during workouts?
If creatine is important for brain functioning, and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on cognitive function?
Get-Fit Guy interviews Will Ahmed, CEO of a recovery device called WHOOP, to examine and quantify sleep, recovery, and strain
First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective
Feeding infants allergenic foods may be the key to preventing allergies
A lab analysis found that even an all-beef frankfurter had very little skeletal muscle, or "meat." So what’s in there? Christopher Intagliata reports.
People who spent at least two hours outside—either all at once or totaled over several shorter visits—were more likely to report good health and psychological well-being. Jason G...
Mice that were fed bacteria isolated from elite athletes logged more treadmill time than other mice that got bacteria found in yogurt.
We can now identify risk factors that seem to affect a developing fetus