Weekend Food Program Increases School Attendance for Kids at Risk of Hunger

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they’re participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, according to a new study at the University of Illinois....

Depression and Everyday Stress May Lead to Cardiovascular Issues

New research suggests everyday stress may play a significant role in overall health among adults with depression. A team of investigators from Penn State found an association between daily stress and blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression who are otherwise...

Older Adults: Anger More Harmful to Health than Sadness

New research finds that anger may harm an older person’s physical health by increasing inflammation. Inflammation is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer. However, investigators discovered not all negative emotions are...

Emotional Overeating Due to Stress May Drive Link Between Poverty and Obesity

Emotional overeating due to psychological stress may drive the pervasive link between poverty and obesity, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. “Our findings suggest that experiencing psychological distress associated with living in lower...