Custom program increases healthy eating for families with Mexican roots

Families with Mexican roots who took part in Abriendo Caminos, a culturally-tailored healthy living program, ate less junk food and more vegetables.

Rachel Cramer-Iowa State • futurity
May 13, 2022 ~8 min

Why a US task force is recommending anxiety screening in kids 8 and older

Up to 20% of US children have an anxiety disorder, and many suffer in silence.

Elana Bernstein, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Dayton • conversation
May 13, 2022 ~10 min


What's behind the US baby formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn't happen again

An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.

Steven A. Abrams, Professorof Pediatrics, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~9 min

MIT students and postdocs advocate for increased federal support of scientific research on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on science-engineering-technology Congressional Visit Days 2022.

Science Policy Initiative • mit
May 12, 2022 ~3 min

Suicide risk rises after vulnerable teens have miscarriages

Vulnerable teens who have a miscarriage are at increased risk for suicide, new shows.

U. Oregon • futurity
May 12, 2022 ~3 min

What's behind the US infant formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn't happen again

An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.

Steven A. Abrams, Professorof Pediatrics, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~9 min

For some people, religious leaders might be most effective at communicating the importance of COVID-19 vaccination

Two political scientists in their study in South Dakota found people trusted medical professionals the least when it came to public health messages.

David Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science, South Dakota State University • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~6 min

The race against radon

Scientists are working to map out the risks of the permafrost thaw, which could expose millions of people to the invisible cancer-causing gas

Chris Baraniuk • knowable
May 11, 2022 ~9 min


Hybrid school took a toll on parent mental health during COVID

Parents' mental health was worse during the pandemic, a new study finds. Dealing with inconsistent school plans while working made things tougher.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 11, 2022 ~5 min

Frozen testicular tissue can still make viable sperm 20 years later

Frozen testicular tissue is still viable after 20 years, according to a new study that holds implications for survivors of childhood cancer.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
May 11, 2022 ~7 min

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