//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/1.Withings_Aura_wakeup_closeupA.jpg Beta Test Withings Aura sleep device and app

While it might seem obvious, the usefulness of Withings wellness products hinges on users’ personal habits and needs.

Longer work hours linked to more risky alcohol use

People who worked 49 or more hours per week were 12 percent to 13 percent more likely to begin risky alcohol use, according to a recent study.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/21nightshift.jpg Tailoring shifts to workers’ biological rhythms

A new study suggests that tailoring work times to individual biological rhythms can improve the wellbeing of some shift workers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/rathe_bochjr_workout04.jpg My workout: Ernie Boch Jr., auto dealership magnate

The auto dealership owner details his workout regimen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/459508193A.jpg Unselfish selfies

On the Web funeral selfies abound. A team of researchers set out to learn more about what might prompt individuals to take them.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/HPAquaLCA.jpg Gear for spring running

As the snow melts and temperatures fluctuate, staying dry and layering will be key to outdoor running this spring.

Coffee may lower some disease risks

Research suggesting that there may be some potential health benefits to coffee is growing.

Michelle Lauder (left) and Susan Kane with their 6-year-old daughter, Adar, carve out family time away from computer screens.

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Parents’ absorption in mobile devices can take a toll on kids

Much has been made of kids’ use of devices and how much screen time is too much. Far less has been said about parents as the offenders.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/28bottle.jpg Take our vitamin quiz

We asked nutritionists from some of Boston’s leading dietary research centers to help us pin down the facts. Take the quiz and test your vitamin knowledge.

Deep Breath

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/jacobs-grandin-6.jpg Temple Grandin’s stress-management lessons

At MIT’s Media Lab, researchers are trying to learn stress management from people with autism.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/28eatingkids.jpg Consider a more holistic approach to children’s nutrition

Parents should do what they can to make nutritious foods more palatable for kids.

My Workout

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_MyWorkout3_LIFE.jpg William Evans, 56, Boston police commissioner

“My philosophy is, as long as I get my run in, there’s nothing I can’t tackle that day.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AartiHeadshot-highresA.jpg Are cooking show recipes bad for your health?

Many popular cooking shows are sometimes called “food porn” for placing decadence over good nutrition, but does watching these shows affect your health?

Stop stress from driving food habits

The vast majority of us have at least some periodic problems with either overeating or being unable to stomach food because of nerves.

Medical research

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Massachusetts health care law

Here you will find coverage of the law’s provisions, the debate that led to its enactment, Romney’s role in its passage, and what’s happened in Massachusetts since the law passed.

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