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Current legislation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Germany does not reflect the views of the general public

Current legislation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Germany does not reflect the views of the general public

Link between rapid heartbeat after drinking alcohol and the addictive personality

Link between rapid heartbeat after drinking alcohol and the addictive personality

Computerised test that can help detect memory problems in older people

Computerised test that can help detect memory problems in older people

Primitive part of the brain plays a role in processing visual information unconsciously

Primitive part of the brain plays a role in processing visual information unconsciously

Virtual reality appears to dramatically change how the brain physically registers pain

Virtual reality appears to dramatically change how the brain physically registers pain

Second language that can be learned quickly and with amazing ease

Second language that can be learned quickly and with amazing ease

Being bilingual helps keep the brain sharper with age

Being bilingual helps keep the brain sharper with age

Research looks at why people gamble

Research looks at why people gamble

New insights into the way the brain blends and balances information from different senses

New insights into the way the brain blends and balances information from different senses

Study finds sports injuries preventable through psychology

Study finds sports injuries preventable through psychology

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Why do grandparents systemically prefer some grandchildren to others?

Why do grandparents systemically prefer some grandchildren to others?

Perfectionism bad for your health

Perfectionism bad for your health

Australian researchers to help people overcome their phobias

Australian researchers to help people overcome their phobias

Discovery that body temperature has a vital role in the onset of sleep

Discovery that body temperature has a vital role in the onset of sleep

Genes and family support can buffer children against behavioral problems for which poverty puts them at risk

Genes and family support can buffer children against behavioral problems for which poverty puts them at risk

In the years between adolescence and adulthood, about three men die for every woman

In the years between adolescence and adulthood, about three men die for every woman

Children's behaviour is linked to contact with real father

Children's behaviour is linked to contact with real father

Food colourings and preservatives make kids hyperactive

Food colourings and preservatives make kids hyperactive

Statistics show 81 percent of 10 year-olds are afraid of being fat, while 72 percent of 7 year-olds are dieting

Statistics show 81 percent of 10 year-olds are afraid of being fat, while 72 percent of 7 year-olds are dieting