A new study finds that being overweight can cause depression, even when no other health problems exist. The effect is stronger in women than in men.
There’s a 27-year difference in life expectancy among people living in different parts of the D.C. area, according to a study evaluating census data. Here’s what the study found.
When your student comes home for the holiday, you may want to ask them about the stressors of college life: classes, significant others, funds, and the state of politics.
Cellphones and laptops can be distracting for students in classrooms, and new research also shows that using electronic devices can even lower students’ grades.
The Centers for Disease Control says that researchers are revisiting a highly cited study of suicide rates by occupation – including farmers – that was published in 2016, saying that problems with the data could have led to inaccurate findings.
When it comes to how well the region can handle unexpected situations, such as inclement weather or major traffic incidents, D.C. ranks as the worst of 40 major metro areas in the U.S.
If there’s one thing intuition can’t tell you, it’s just how intuitive you actually are, according to a new study.
A study on the health of cancer survivors from the 1970s to the 1990s finds that those treated later reported poorer health despite advances in treatment. Find out why.
Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of “baby simulators” may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study.
Researchers say people who engage in excessive TV watching are far more likely to die from a blood clot in the lung, and the longer you sit, the higher the risk.
While lot of parents try to break their children of the habits of sucking thumbs and biting nails at an early age, a recent study says the annoying mannerisms may lead to fewer allergies in adulthood.
It’s long been thought that there might be a link between sleep and diabetes. Now, researchers are saying that association may be different in men and women.
If you’re heading out soon to get some sun, you probably know to pack sunblock. But a new study finds that consumers don’t always choose the most effective sunscreens.
Children are more likely to chow down on extra calories immediately after watching a food ad for an “unhealthy” treat, according to an analysis of several studies published today in the medical journal Obesity Review.
Even though rates of teen smoking are on the decline, a new study find that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to light up their first traditional cigarette.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.