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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

When does occasional absentmindedness signal the start of memory decline?

When does occasional absentmindedness signal the start of memory decline?

Diary kept by a mother of twins has revealed indicators of autistic behaviour in children

Diary kept by a mother of twins has revealed indicators of autistic behaviour in children

Speed dating offers researchers a systematic look at the genuine behavior of people selecting mates

Speed dating offers researchers a systematic look at the genuine behavior of people selecting mates