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Women prefer men with deep voices

Women prefer men with deep voices

First study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults helps independent living

First study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults helps independent living

Autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat

Autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat

A man's index finger length relative to ring finger length can predict how physically aggressive that man might be

A man's index finger length relative to ring finger length can predict how physically aggressive that man might be

Psychologist examines the narcissistic personality in terms of its ability to forgive

Psychologist examines the narcissistic personality in terms of its ability to forgive

Visual cortex contains neurons that are sensitive to viewing angle

Visual cortex contains neurons that are sensitive to viewing angle

Gender discrepancies in who gets bypass surgery

Gender discrepancies in who gets bypass surgery

Helping parents quit smoking should be considered in future public-health interventions that target youth smoking

Helping parents quit smoking should be considered in future public-health interventions that target youth smoking

Trigger events for adopted adults

Trigger events for adopted adults

5 percent of college-age women have actually had cosmetic surgery

5 percent of college-age women have actually had cosmetic surgery

Middle-aged women who take an active role in their health care may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Middle-aged women who take an active role in their health care may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Children with imaginary companions are quicker to develop language skills

Children with imaginary companions are quicker to develop language skills

Comprehensive sex education is more effective at stopping the spread of HIV infection

Comprehensive sex education is more effective at stopping the spread of HIV infection

Children suffering from ADHD may be ignoring visual information to their left

Children suffering from ADHD may be ignoring visual information to their left

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

Ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

More girls than boys experienced mental pressure

More girls than boys experienced mental pressure

Antidepressant drugs may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour

Antidepressant drugs may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour

Wake-up call over teenage stress

Wake-up call over teenage stress

Study aims to help heart patients adapt to implanted defibrillators

Study aims to help heart patients adapt to implanted defibrillators