Empathy might also be part genetic, a new study concludes

Don’t blame it on genetics though.

Antidepressants do work, largest ever analysis suggests

It’s the biggest antidepressant review, and it has encouraging conclusions.

Can We Outsmart The Smartest Virus On The Planet?

It’s not as simple as you’d think.

TV shows such as Gray’s Anatomy distort our expectations of trauma care

Grey’s Anatomy was a really good show, but it’s still just a show.

Poor fitness leads to poor brain health, new study finds

Mens sana in corpore sanome

Researchers pinpoint the brain’s anxiety centers

Anxiety is useful, to an extent, but sometimes it can overflow, with devastating consequences.

Cosmonaut blood reveals that our immune systems grind to a halt in space

This is definitely Not Good™.

Marijuana Scientists Are Getting High Wages

By the year 2020, it is predicted the marijuana science industry will be employing about 300,000 individuals.

The UK appoints a Minister of Loneliness

Loneliness is a serious problem and an important health risk. It’s good to see it receiving more and more attention.

Tips for Staying Healthy as You Age

Simple things can make a big difference.

Millennials demand perfection from themselves and each other, hurting their mental health

Strong societal pressure teaches younger generations that nothing less than perfection is acceptable.

Some people can really tell if you look sick, new study reports

How good are you at detecting diseased people?

Trump administration bans the CDC from using words like “science-based,” “vulnerable,” or “diversity”

Science? Evidence? Diversity? Those are all banned!

Fracking linked to low-weight, less healthy babies

Run for the hills! Or at least 2 miles away, as that seems to be the ‘danger radius’.

Owning a dog significantly lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone

Owing a doggo seems to our health well.

Britain becomes Europe’s most obese country, as US maintains “leader” status worldwide

The Brits are still healthy overall, but obesity rates are reaching startling levels.

Obesity in U.S. reaches all-time high. Almost half of all Americans are obese, according to latest figures

Things are going from bad to worse.

Loneliness might become a deadlier public health threat than obesity, researchers warn

Quality relationships can actually make you live longer. And better.

Over one third of all dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood

Dementia is not inevitable. Staying healthy is the first step to challenge it.

Are you living in a lazy or an active country? Study maps how much the world walks

Turns out, activity inequality is a great predictor of obesity rates.