Stories from health science:
A trio of BYU professors — health science researchers Josh West, Benjamin Crookston and Cougar Hall — has published new research that finds people are finding mental health apps effective and helpful.
BYU researchers Cameron Lister and Josh West analyzed more than 2,000 health and fitness apps and found that the majority of the most popular and widely used apps feature gamification.
In a longitudinal study of 8,000 children from four poverty-laden countries, BYU health science professor Ben Crookston and colleagues found that the developmental damage of malnutrition during the first 1,000 days is not irreversible.
The study, led by BYU health science professor Ray Merrill, finds that employees with unhealthy habits are causing substantially higher levels of lost workplace productivity.