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Human ability to generate feelings through imagery could be the key to a breakthrough in the treatment of mental health problems

Human ability to generate feelings through imagery could be the key to a breakthrough in the treatment of mental health problems

Cheap and cheerful treatment for people who deliberately harm themselves more effective than long-term expensive therapies

Cheap and cheerful treatment for people who deliberately harm themselves more effective than long-term expensive therapies

Terrorists are sane, doctors claim

Terrorists are sane, doctors claim

Heavy drinking during teenage years begins taking a serious health toll by the time people are 24 years old

Heavy drinking during teenage years begins taking a serious health toll by the time people are 24 years old

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death

Teaching young children the relationships between spellings and sounds - or phonics - makes learning to read easier

Teaching young children the relationships between spellings and sounds - or phonics - makes learning to read easier

Research to unravel exactly what is going on chemically, when Alzheimer's sets in

Research to unravel exactly what is going on chemically, when Alzheimer's sets in

Public health messages addressing obesity may increase eating disorders

Public health messages addressing obesity may increase eating disorders

Fear of flying  and gender differences, women are afraid to crash - men fear lack of control

Fear of flying and gender differences, women are afraid to crash - men fear lack of control

Even in the middle of a heart attack, women are less likely than men to think their symptoms are heart-related

Even in the middle of a heart attack, women are less likely than men to think their symptoms are heart-related

New Welsh research centre to improve understanding of the psychosocial factors that influence illness, disease, recovery

New Welsh research centre to improve understanding of the psychosocial factors that influence illness, disease, recovery

Study will focus on issues of "marriage"' and "'fatherhood"

Study will focus on issues of "marriage"' and "'fatherhood"

Young gay men experience high rates of anti-gay violence and harassment

Young gay men experience high rates of anti-gay violence and harassment

Unique project to find out if mobile phone masts, have an adverse effect on our health

Unique project to find out if mobile phone masts, have an adverse effect on our health

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Two thirds of parents with babies born from donated embryos don't plan to tell their children about their origins

Two thirds of parents with babies born from donated embryos don't plan to tell their children about their origins

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