Would you have trouble parting with your favorite things? A hoarder is a person who collects items and can’t discard any of them. Often, the homes of hoarders are completely full, with only enough room left to walk from room to room. A new study using brain scans helps shed light on why people behave this way.
Read about a rare genetic condition which causes calcium deposits to build in the part of the brain which is responsible for the fear response, rendering it useless.
Watching movies doesn’t just affect our brains; it also affects our bodies. Find out how the effects of horror movies compare with those of other genres.
This article lists eight advantages, including benefits for your health and mental well-being, of spending time in nature.
How does living in a big city, where there are relatively few opportunities to interact with the natural world, affect a person’s health? What’s it like to grow up in a place where city lights obscure the stars? This article explains why it’s important for urban dwellers to connect with nature.
You may not think of climate change as an issue of public health. However, the doctors featured in this article view it as part of their responsibility to help to address the threats to human life and health posed by climate change, such as the devastation caused by increasingly severe wildfires.
Would you volunteer to eat a dinner you knew was poisoned? That was exactly what a group of 12 volunteers did in the early 1900s. Watch the video to learn more about what they ate and how this influenced the food we eat today.
Dogs are humanity’s best friends, but we may have even more reason to love them. Read the article to learn more about how dogs could be the key to detecting cancer in people.
Click this link for some tips for keeping your eyes healthy, including protecting them from the sun’s UV rays.
Our emotions, such as shame, are largely determined by the environment and people in which we are surrounded.
Sociologist, Dr. Margee Kerr, explains what we feel when we are scared and why it’s so fun.
Fear may be able to spread from person to person— just like a virus.
Read about the evolution of the concepts of the “self” and “self-care” as it pertains to society and the individual.
Many factors influence what Americans eat. Look at the infographic about food deserts to learn about one of these factors.
Watch the video to see how augmented reality can be used to help kids with cancer.
A decades-long study shows how children handle conflict early in life affects their health as adults.
The American Psychological Association states that overcoming life’s obstacles requires resilience. Building up that trait is often a personal journey. This guide offers tips and advice to do so.
Even if you’re not part of the 3 percent of the population considered to have iatrophobia—the fear of doctors—you may get nervous thinking about your annual checkup. Here are some ways to manage that fear.
Seventh-grader Gitanjali Rao created a lead-in-water detection tool in response to the Flint water crisis. Watch the videos to learn more about her invention.
Reducing or eliminating meat consumption reduces our toll on Earth’s resources. Read about how people are searching for meat-free and sustainable food options.