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A novel weight-loss intervention that targets appetite cues may help with weight loss among adults with overweight and obesity

Exposure to new objects primes people to learn

Adult health and well-being is negatively influenced by income disparities experienced in childhood

Addressing insomnia among Black women using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered via a tailored, internet-based intervention

Social connections influence the brain structure of nonhuman primates

Socioeconomic factors affect patient outcomes for those being treated with pharmacotherapy for depression despite receiving equal access to care

The neurons that drive competition and social behavior within groups have been identified in mice

A parent questionnaire may help doctors track mood symptom trajectories in youth at high-risk for bipolar disorder

Sleep truncation associated with increased obesity risk and abdominal fat storage

Mental health emergency room visits and extreme heat among US adults

Your spouse’s education can positively affect your overall health

Anxiety-like behaviors linked to molecules produced by gut bacteria in mice

Increased anxiety and worrying may lead to increase heart disease and diabetes risk factors in men at younger ages

Cash payments to low-income families impact infant brain activity

Access to ambulatory healthcare services decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for poorer Americans

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep and mental health of health care workers

Education’s protective effect against midlife mental health challenges may be decreasing for Americans

AI may help improve doctor-patient communication

Homicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S.

The biological impacts of social isolation among older adults

The COVID-19 pandemic altered food-related parenting practices of parents with young children

Development of brain’s emotion circuitry is altered by early-life abuse

Promoting physical exercise by applying engineering tools to personalize fitness tracker messages

Certain personality traits linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk

Reported domestic violence crimes decreased in Chicago during the 2020 COVID-19 stay-at-home order but may not reflect true levels of violence

Multiple studies suggest that social alcohol use decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic but non-social alcohol use in young adults and adolescences increased

Chronic social isolation signals starvation and reduces sleep in Drosophila

Trends in Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods Among US Youths Aged 2-19 Years, 1999-2018

Social connections and maternal care in young wild hyenas modifies gene expression and stress resilience later in life

Examining unique substance-related risk profiles for neglectful behaviors among parents with and without clinical depression