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Study shows humans have ability to track odors

Study shows humans have ability to track odors

Subtle effects of hearing loss on memory and cognitive function in older adults

Subtle effects of hearing loss on memory and cognitive function in older adults

Study reveals functional link between emotion processing centers in the brain and certain physiological processes relevant to disease

Study reveals functional link between emotion processing centers in the brain and certain physiological processes relevant to disease

Both speaking and listening has detrimental effects on driving

Both speaking and listening has detrimental effects on driving

Brain plays an important role in the maintenance of proper bone density

Brain plays an important role in the maintenance of proper bone density

Health benefits of different types of language use and writing contexts now explored

Health benefits of different types of language use and writing contexts now explored

Interventions give cancer survivors a greater feeling of control over their health and emotional well-being

Interventions give cancer survivors a greater feeling of control over their health and emotional well-being

How much people eat is in direct relation to how much they are served

How much people eat is in direct relation to how much they are served

Psychologists find that two different thought processes can explain how we gauge our risk of disease

Psychologists find that two different thought processes can explain how we gauge our risk of disease

Rare condition that prevents some children from recognizing a face they have seen before

Rare condition that prevents some children from recognizing a face they have seen before

Researchers look at how we understand visual images

Researchers look at how we understand visual images

Psychologists have gained insight into how people judge their personal health risks

Psychologists have gained insight into how people judge their personal health risks

First evidence that complex genetic interactions account for autism risk

First evidence that complex genetic interactions account for autism risk

Men display more homophobic attitudes when feeling insecure about their masculinity

Men display more homophobic attitudes when feeling insecure about their masculinity

Link between stress and the health of victims of crime

Link between stress and the health of victims of crime

Safer driving in old age

Safer driving in old age

Memory manipulation may lessen appeal of certain unhealthy treats

Memory manipulation may lessen appeal of certain unhealthy treats

Human beings show greater persistence of learned fear toward members of another race than those of their own race

Human beings show greater persistence of learned fear toward members of another race than those of their own race

Anti-inflammatory function of Alzheimer's disease drugs revealed

Anti-inflammatory function of Alzheimer's disease drugs revealed

Effects of ostracism are a health concern

Effects of ostracism are a health concern