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Anxiety ‘epidemic’ brewing on college campuses

The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, perhaps as a result of rising financial...

Disadvantages in life add up to increased smoking risk, difficulty quitting

The more disadvantages you face, the more likely you are to smoke — and have difficulty quitting, according to a new USC study in...

Scientists propose new theory on Alzheimer’s, amyloid connection

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 65 seconds someone in the United...

What does it take for supporters to lose faith in a politician?

When you discover that someone has told a lie, does the discovery change your feeling about that person? If that person is a politician...

Was the restaurant really that bad — Or was it just the rain?

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food – and bad weather. A study...

New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the...

Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices

A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. Published online April...

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

The discovery of general anesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. Yet...

Study could explain why people choose to have multiple relationships at the same time

Being interested in a polyamorous lifestyle, or pursuing multiple relationships, may go beyond simple titillation, a new study says. Led by researchers at York University’s...

Research provides important insight on the brain-body connection

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor,...

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