Older adults feel better than young people despite COVID risks

Older adults report more feelings of calm and less anxiety—even during the COVID pandemic that places them at greater risk than other age groups.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Doing good for other people is contagious

When we see someone helping another person, it makes us more likely to do something helpful, too. The new research could apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UT Austin • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

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People who say they know more about coronavirus feel better

People in China who said they knew more about the coronavirus were more likely to feel positive and in control than people who felt they weren't informed.

Patrick Ercolano-JHU • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Teen bullying harm can linger for years

Bullying can make life miserable for teens—and those negative effects may last well into young adulthood. But self-esteem can help.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~3 min

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Wildness in parks can make you feel better

When it comes to getting a boost from parks, not all experiences of nature are the same. New research shows wildness is key.

U. Washington • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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‘Prehabilitation’ preps body and mind for surgery

"Prehabilitation" not only helps patients get physically and mentally ready for surgery, it also can reduce costs and get them home more quickly.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Health is veterans’ biggest challenge in first year home

A survey of almost 10,000 veterans shows that health concerns rank highest among worries for vets transitioning back to civilian life.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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It may not take much love to boost your well-being

There's a connection between brief feelings of non-romantic love and better psychological well-being, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~6 min

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Older adults better handle stress of type 2 diabetes

Age may be an asset for people with type 2 diabetes. A new study shows younger patients feel more stressed about the diagnosis, leading to worse health.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~4 min

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‘Exercise prescriptions’ benefit cancer patients

Exercise is good at preventing and treating many forms of heart disease. A new initiative wants to show it can benefit people with and beyond cancer, too.

Zachary Sweger-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 16, 2019 ~4 min

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