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Relationship satisfaction

We know that happiness is subjective: one person’s happy outcome is another person’s sad result. The subjective nature of happiness extends to our partner relationships too as a new study ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Antibrain-otics

Your body is not a collection of discrete and separate organs that function independently of each other, even if our medical system does treat it that way. Rather, you are ...

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News from: Cell Reports

Teen diet and breast cancer

Here’s a question for you: would you expect a tomato plant grown in sand to produce the same fruit as a plant grown in rich clay soil? Of course, we ...

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News from: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

Magic Mushrooms for depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and in Australia, in any given year, one million people will experience depression. There are standard treatments for depression such as cognitive ...

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News from: Lancet Psychiatry

Foods that fight inflammation

Inflammation is one those things that meets the definition of a two edged sword. One edge of inflammation is that it is a healthy action by your immune system in ...

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News from: British Journal of Nutrition

Emotions and botox

The global market for botox is forecast to reach US$2.9 billion by 2018, which is a pretty amazing feat for a known poison. To make that a little more tangible ...

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News from: Toxicon

Decisions and hunger

Some people are more impulsive than others but impulsivity affects everyone to some degree. There are two types of impulsivity: the inability to stop yourself doing something (impulsive action) and ...

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News from: Neuropsychopharmacology

Painkiller kills empathy

Pain killing medication is massive business. We are not a society that tolerates pain; when you feel pain you take a little something to make it go away. Depending on ...

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News from: Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Yoga and meditation for dementia

”Mild cognitive impairment” (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal ageing and the more serious decline of dementia. MCI can involve problems with memory, language, ...

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News from: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Grapes and oranges for diabetes

Aristotle made some rather pithy observations such as, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able ...

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News from: Diabetes

Pet power

Social rejection comes to us all at one time or another. It might be that your peer group looks askance at the new purple jeans that you thought looked amazing ...

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News from: Anthrozoos

High heel stakes

Many visual crimes are committed in the name of fashion but like it or loathe it fashion plays a central social role. Whether you adopt current fashion, deliberately reject it, ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

City cycling

If you ride your bike in the city you probably think you are doing good things for your health. Cycling is obviously great exercise but it means that you are ...

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News from: Environmental Science & Technology & Preventive Medicine

Muscle building needs rest

Health recommendations are that adults should do around 150 minutes of aerobic exercise each week as well as two sessions of muscle strengthening activities per week. If you are going ...

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News from: Experimental Physiology

Silky fresh fruit

As the planet’s population continues to grow we need to think how we will feed everyone into the future. That means we need to think about how we will ...

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News from: Scientific Reports

Road radio risks

We all know it is dangerous to use the phone while driving. Even hands-free a phone conversation can distract you from what is in front of you on the ...

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News from: British Psychological Society

Tweet and forget

There used to be a saying to the effect that “today’s news stories are tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapper”. It’s meant to indicate the ephemeral nature of “news” and ...

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News from: Computers in Human Behaviour

Past focus hurts marks

Can you still remember that time in primary school when that boy with the crooked nose stole your pencil case and only to return it filled with custard and ...

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News from: Touro College School of Health Sciences

  






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