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Benefits of Connectivity Outweigh Risks for Kids Grappling with Anorexia

For kids exploring feelings about their weight and body image, the internet can seem like a dangerous place, especially as a small “pro ana” community that promotes the virtues of anorexia has made headlines, HealthDay News reports. The good ...

Quality Relationships, Not Family Income, Key to Kids’ Well-Being

Statistically, family income has a significant effect on kids’ chances of future success and healthy well-being, but strong family and community relationships are more important, the Star reports. In fact, the strongest indicators of a kid’s ...

Happy? Unhappy? Neither Affects How Long You Live

Being happy might improve your quality of life, but it’s unlikely to help you live longer, The Atlantic reports. The converse is also true: being unhappy sucks, but that doesn’t mean being unhappy is going to shorten your life, a new study from ...

The Strange Link Between Inflammation and Depression

Is inflammation making you depressed? It might be, Yahoo! Health reports. Inflammation is critically important to our daily survival: it’s the part of our body’s immune response that helps fight off infection or injury. But a lot of things can ...

Some Screen Time OK for Kids’ Well-Being

Spending too much time in front of a screen – whether television, tablet, phone or computer – could increase kids’ risk of depression, Reuters Health reports. Taken in moderation, however, screen time may actually improve kids’ moods. Kids ...

Depressed? Check Your Blood Sugar

Scientists have discovered a new link between diabetes and depression, showing that those who may be at risk for the former could also suffer from the latter, HealthDay News reports. The good news is that treatment for the pre-diabetic condition ...

Give Thanks for Your Health: Gratefulness Does a Body Good

As you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, eating more than you ought to and giving thanks for the good in your life, take heart: feelings of gratefulness could make you physically healthier too, NPR reports. The more grateful people are, the ...

Mindfulness Could Combat Racism

Practicing mindfulness meditation could reduce racial prejudice and make you more generous toward your fellow man, a new study from the University of Sussex in the U.K. suggests. When adults are asked to match up positive or negative words to ...

Light Therapy Could Soothe More than Winter Blues

Bright-light therapy, which consists of sitting in front of a specially constructed like box for 30 to 45 minutes, has long been used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, a specific kind of depression triggered by bleak winter months and lack of ...

Here’s How Much Sex Couples Need to be Happy

How much sex do couples really need to stay happy? It’s less than you might think, CBS News reports. On average, couples only need to have sex once per week to maintain peak happiness in their relationships, researchers from the University of ...