Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?

Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.

Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.

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Can Exercise Explain the Health Benefits of Natural Environments?
Can Exercise Explain the Health Benefits of Natural Environments?
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
Researchers found that people who spend more time outdoors also spend more time being active and socializing, but it probably doesn’t account for all of the health boost associated with green spaces.
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Ashley Yeager | Dec 2, 2019
From 1969 to 1988, 25,000 infants were born early each year as a result of hot weather, and with global warming pushing temperatures higher, more babies will be at risk for early birth.
Antidepressant Approvals Could Herald New Era in Psychiatric Drugs
Antidepressant Approvals Could Herald New Era in Psychiatric Drugs
Bianca Nogrady | Oct 1, 2019
The FDA has given the green light to the first major new classes of antidepressant therapies in decades, opening up new avenues for therapeutic development.
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General<br>
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda
Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda
Catherine Offord | Jun 19, 2019
The announcement comes as the country prepares for possible spread of the virus from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Catherine Offord | Mar 19, 2019
While sugary beverages seem to be the worst offenders, artificially sweetened drinks might also be associated with health problems, an observational study suggests.
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Ashley Yeager | Feb 4, 2019
The research is among the first to find the connection in humans.
Boosting Plants&rsquo; Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
With genetic tweaks, researchers can coax corn and other cereals to take in more iron, but sometimes the plants rebel.