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Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends

Chimpanzees of all ages will comfort upset companions, but adult chimps do it less – perhaps because they are more selective about who they help

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapy

Do you find yourself doing absolutely any task other than the one at the top of your to-do list? There might now be a way to treat procrastination

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Could eating walnuts help you lose weight?

For some time now, the eating of walnuts has been associated with feelings of fullness. Recently, a study conducted by scientists at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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History of stress increases miscarriage risk, says new review

A history of exposure to psychological stress can increase the risk of miscarriage by upto 42 per cent, according to a new review.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Should I stay or should I leave? Untangling what goes on when a relationship is being questioned

Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-like animals

A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto found that four to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision making

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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How we recall the past: Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus and other brain structures. Each cluster of neurons may store ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major

Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the US. Beutel and her colleagues ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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