Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep

Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.

Kiah Tasman, Teaching Associate in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.

Michael Parkinson, Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan & Workpartners, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~10 min

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How does your brain wake up from sleep?

The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.

Aneesh Hehr, Medical Student, Wayne State University • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min

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Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath

As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Why sleep experts say it's time to ditch daylight saving time

That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.

Michael S. Jaffee, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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5 things to look for on a college campus that benefit mental health

The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.

Diane Bruce Anstine, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Central College, North Central College • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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8 simple strategies to fuel your body during a pandemic

The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.

Julie Lee, Registered Dietitian, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Noisy humans make birds sleep with one eye open – but lockdown offered a reprieve

Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.

Graeme Shannon, Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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