African American mothers continue to have the lowest breastfeeding rates, even as the breastfeeding rates have risen in the US over the past 25 years.
Why can some people weather the stress of social isolation better than others, and what implications does this have for their health? New research from the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who felt a strong sense of purpose in life were less lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study on smartphone bans in the workplace reveals possible benefits of 'soft' bans -- research project involving the University of Konstanz.
With increasing vaccination rates and decreasing numbers of infections in Germany, the population's feeling of safety is also rising. As the results of the 37th edition of the BfR-Corona-Monitor, a regular survey conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), show, the majority of the population in Germany thinks it can control its risk of an infection well.
Our eyes move three times per second. Every time we move our eyes, the world in front of us flies across the retina at the back of our eyes, dramatically shifting the image the eyes send to the brain; yet, as far as we can tell, nothing appears to move. A new study provides new insight into this process known as "visual stabilization". The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
On average the earliest memories that people can recall point back to when they were just two-and-a-half years old, a new study suggests.
Research from Pilar Gonalons-Pons of the University of Pennsylvania shows that, in cultures that value men as breadwinners, their unemployment can affect the long-term success of a romantic relationship. "Cultural ideas create support for those who conform to these norms," she says. "The flip side is, they create pressure that can negatively affect people who do not."
People who are more prone to boredom and who are socially conservative are more likely to break public-health rules, according to new psychology research.