October 17, 2017
   
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Studies of twins suggest that bullying's effects on kids' mental health are both better and worse than we expect. >
There was an "epidemic" rise in the rates of several sexually-transmitted infections last year, all treatable. >
Bringing a new drug to market is expensive, but it costs far less than we have supposed. >
What happens when kids who have seen a film clip featuring guns find one in a drawer? They are more likely to use it in a potentially violent way. That's the lesson of an Ohio State University study that put real, disabled, guns along with other toys and games in a room with 8- to 12- year-olds. Kids who had watched a violent film clip were more likely to handle the gun longer and act out deadly scenarios than kids who saw a gun-free film. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

Once you have lost weight, you need to have a different set of strategies for keeping it off in order to avoid gaining it back.  >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

Raising the retirement age for Social Security should save money, but it just brings older, sicker people into the system. >
Common proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec can harm gut bacteria and increase the risk of liver disease. >
A strain of genetically-modified mosquitoes appears to prevent the spread of malaria. >
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