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Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body’s ability to store fat

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body's ability to store fat, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests. The scientists found that cocaine use...

‘Boys will be boys’ in U.S., but not in Asia

A new study shows there is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and self-control in American young children – one that does...

From mice to humans, comfort is being carried by mom

There is a very good reason mothers often carry their crying babies, pacing the floor, to help them calm down. New research published in...

IT exacerbates irrational behavior

Web tools and social media are our key sources of information when we make decisions as citizens and consumers. But these information technologies can mislead...

Low on Self-Control? Surrounding Yourself With Strong-Willed Friends May Help

We all desire self-control — the resolve to skip happy hour and go to the gym instead, to finish a report before checking Facebook,...

Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed – and more compassionate and aware of others’...

Cellphone Use Linked to Selfish Behavior

Though cellphones are usually considered devices that connect people, they may make users less socially minded, finds a recent study from the University of...

Kids born just a few weeks early at risk of behavioural...

Children born just a few weeks too early are significantly more likely to have behavioural and/or emotional problems in the pre-school years, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. It is well known that children bo...

‘Universal standards’ for research integrity may have unintended consequences

The global scientific community is capable of policing its own behavior and should resist creation of a central oversight body to enforce 'universal standards' that may have unintended consequences, a renowned physicist and director of the Energy In...

Emotional response may predict how the body responds to stress

New York, NY, 17 February 2011 -- Your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. "People who reported hig...

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