Katherine Hobson appears in the following:
Monday, April 24, 2017
Avoiding your phone and TV at night and setting a firm bedtime might solve your problem if you feel tired a lot. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The study builds on previous evidence linking loneliness to more serious health problems, but the findings do not link the sheer size of a person's social network to cold symptom severity.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Women often worry that exercise is dangerous during pregnancy, but the data shows it's almost always good for both mother and the developing fetus. As with so many things, moderation is key.
Friday, March 17, 2017
The creators of the risk assessment score say they want to help primary care physicians better identify patients who need extra counseling and follow-up.
Monday, March 06, 2017
It's not clear whether spending a lot of time on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram leads to social isolation, or whether the lonely seek solace in social media.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Getting people to change their health behaviors is hard. A cancer diagnosis may increase motivation to reduce risk, but it doesn't necessarily make the change easier.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
In his new book, researcher Martin Gibala explains that workouts with periods of intense exercise aren't just for the super-fit. They also help make the most of limited workout time.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Girls are less likely to identify their own gender as brilliant than boys are, even at age 5. One question is whether it's the girls who need to change their thinking about innate intelligence.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Parents have to weigh a lot of factors in deciding whether their kid should get a sick day. But day care centers may make the decision for you — and their rules are not always evidence based.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Taking folic acid while pregnant reduces the risk of birth defects. But there may not be enough of the vitamin in enriched grain products, a federal advisory panel says.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Gratitude is linked to better physical and mental health. But some people are wired in a way that they place less value on it. And quickie exercises to boost gratefulness may not pay off.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Cutting by half the time that children are given antibiotics for ear infections didn't do as good a job, a study finds. And it didn't reduce antibiotic resistance, which was a key goal.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
This study doesn't prove that optimism actually causes better health or postpones death. But it joins a growing body of evidence suggesting that they're fellow travelers.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It's true that the earlier a smoker quits the better, but even people who quit in their 60s lowered their risk of death compared to those who kept puffing away.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The death toll from pneumonia and other infectious diseases in the U.S. is much lower than it was 100 years ago, but new pathogens like the West Nile, dengue and Zika viruses pose challenges.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
It's flu season — time for the marketing of juices and supplements that claim to boost immunity. But they don't help, scientists say. Instead, try eating healthy and getting enough sleep.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Interval training is a hot thing. Alternating bouts of relatively intense exercise with recovery can provide some benefits of longer workouts in less time. But you still have to put in the work.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Many anti-obesity programs focus on children's diet and behavior during the school year. This study is the latest of many to find that they gain weight faster over summer vacation.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.