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Key to detecting Asperger’s syndrome, a milder yet little-understood form of autism, lies in analyzing infants’ movements

Key to detecting Asperger’s syndrome, a milder yet little-understood form of autism, lies in analyzing infants’ movements

Children ages 9-14 and college students increasingly believe that their future is not in their control

Children ages 9-14 and college students increasingly believe that their future is not in their control

Molecular pathway in the brain may explain why some patients suffering from inflammatory diseases develop depression

Molecular pathway in the brain may explain why some patients suffering from inflammatory diseases develop depression

Turn of the head to the left makes a happy face look happier, while a look to the right writes sadness all over your face

Turn of the head to the left makes a happy face look happier, while a look to the right writes sadness all over your face

Clint Eastwood did nothing for women's testosterone levels in "The Bridges of Madison County"

Clint Eastwood did nothing for women's testosterone levels in "The Bridges of Madison County"

Infants whose mothers have higher levels of an essential omega-3 fatty acid show more advanced cognitive development

Infants whose mothers have higher levels of an essential omega-3 fatty acid show more advanced cognitive development

Research into NHS stress

Research into NHS stress

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