Phone therapy eases insomnia for older adults

Just a few short phone calls can offer "large, robust, and sustaining" benefits for older adults with insomnia, a new study shows.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

COVID-19 adds to worries for parents of kids with cancer

COVID-19 has added worry and strain to already-burdened parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Car makers delay auto recalls to ‘hide in the herd’

Car makers frequently wait to announce an auto recall until after a competitor does, even if the recall is unrelated to similar defects.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~5 min

Book challenges myths about American poverty

A new book about American poverty charts how and why the "land of opportunity" thinks about the issue in terms of "Red" and "Blue," or "us" and "them."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Sleep may be how the brain ties emotions to memory

Research in mice suggests that during sleep, neurons are busy connecting emotions like fear to memory. The finding may shed light on PTSD and anxiety.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Breast milk offers different bacteria over time

The mix of beneficial bacteria passed from passed via breast milk changes significantly over time, report researchers.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~4 min

Is your COVID stress eating actually a disorder?

An expert digs into how stress during the pandemic can change eating habits and how to tell the difference between stress eating and an eating disorder.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~8 min

Preterm babies may struggle with school later

Babies born early may go on to struggle with math and English language arts, and also with chronic absenteeism and suspension from school.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Are women more likely to keep campaign promises?

Governments with strong female representation are more likely to deliver on campaign promises, according to new research.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~3 min

Kittens offer clues to deadly diarrhea in children

Kittens may offer clues to a deadly diarrhea disease that kills up to 120,000 children under the age of five every year.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~4 min