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Teens with a particular pattern of brain development have an increased frequency of drunkenness

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A new study led by researchers at King’s College London has found that adolescents with particular patterns of brain development report an increased frequency in drunkenness. The research was published today in JAMA Psychiatry. Using brain...

A portable transcranial direct current stimulation headset may provide relief for those with joint...

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Tired of living with painful arthritic knees, 54-year-old Deborah Brown’s interest was piqued when she saw a recruitment flyer for a clinical trial on an innovative pain treatment at The University of Texas Health...

Working fewer hours it’s associated with improved health and help us to become more...

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The daughter of a friend of mine recently left university and entered the world of work, taking on a temporary office job. At the end of her first week, she phoned home in tears....

Researchers report children who were exposed to outdoor education had improvements in concentration

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Outdoor learning has had a positive impact on both children and staff at a Swansea primary school, boosting their wellbeing and pupils’ attitudes to learning. This was demonstrated following the school’s engagement with HAPPEN, a...

Hangovers – how to reduce the effects of a heavy night’s drinking

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Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with veisalgia right now. More commonly known as a hangover, this unpleasant phenomenon has been dogging humanity since our ancestors first happened upon fermentation. Those nasty vertigo-inducing, cold sweat-promoting...

Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects in cancer compared...

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Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost...

The Israel medical cannabis startup is able to extract all the cannabinoids, terpenes and...

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Smoking the cannabis leaf, users get the full spectrum of its properties — the flavor and the variety of cannabinoids that are present in the weed. Also, when smoking, the impact goes straight to the...

The neurological repercussions of porn consumption

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Pornography has existed throughout recorded history, transforming with the introduction of each new medium. Hundreds of sexually explicit frescoes and sculptures were found in the Mount Vesuvius ruins of Pompeii. Since the advent of the...

How should we reframe the way we think about holiday eating and New Year’s...

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A new year brings a season of change and the opportunity to focus on goals for the future. For many people, however, resolutions about weight loss and eating can often reinforce negative messages about...

Anti-inflammatory medication quell brain inflammation reversing dementia

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Drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes with age. In a publication appearing today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and...

Sperm are influenced by diet

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Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar....

Researchers report blind bags tap into the same psychological mechanisms that ultimately result in...

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For many of us, our first experience with “gambling” was the lucky dip at the local school fete. We handed over our pocket money and hoped the plain packet we selected would contain something...

Those with a higher body mass index who are given atezolizumab to treat cancer...

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Above average or high BMI – often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases – may in some cases improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, new research from Flinders University indicates. Focusing...

The feeling of disagree make the brain become less sensitive of other people’s opinions

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We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of a heated disagreement when you lose respect for the opposing party. Whether it is about the latest election or childcare, you feel like your considered...

Advertising and political campaigns exploit psychological research to control unconscious behavior

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A new study has shown that whilst people think advertising and political campaigns exploit psychological research to control their unconscious behaviours, ultimately they feel the choices they make are still their own. The research, led...