Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.

Christia Spears Brown, Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky • conversation
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

‘DRUL’ saliva test tops nasal swabs for detecting COVID-19

The "DRUL" saliva test performs as well, if not better, than approved oral and nasal tests for COVID-19. It's also inexpensive and more comfortable.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~5 min

How to ditch bad habits for good ones

The author of a new book about forming good habits explains how you can make changes that last with a little help from science.

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~3 min

Biologists identify new targets for cancer vaccines

Vaccinating against certain proteins found on cancer cells could help to enhance the T cell response to tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

How reframing stress can make it work for you

New research finds that reappraising stress can help you use it as a tool to perform, rather than an obstacle keeping you from success.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~9 min

New rule for teen drivers at night cut crashes and deaths

Targeted policies that place limited restrictions on teens' driving behavior, especially at the right time, can improve safety, researchers find.

Brian Huchel-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~4 min

30,177 military members have committed suicide since 9/11. Why?

In the past 20 years, 30,177 active military and veterans of post-9/11 wars have committed suicide. That's four times as many deaths as those killed in action.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~10 min

Baby formula websites may discourage breastfeeding

The websites of baby formula manufacturers use messages and images that discourage breastfeeding while touting the benefits of formula, an analysis finds.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems

New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2021 ~5 min

WHO Says Africa’s Thin Vaccine Supply to Drop 25 Percent

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 14, 2021 ~4 min