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Girls twice as likely to smoke as boys

Girls twice as likely to smoke as boys

Research shows how psychosocial factors can bring on rapid decline in health

Research shows how psychosocial factors can bring on rapid decline in health

Why eyes seem to follow viewers in some paintings

Why eyes seem to follow viewers in some paintings

Study shows high levels of body dissatisfaction and unhealthy weight-control behaviours among contemporary black South African females

Study shows high levels of body dissatisfaction and unhealthy weight-control behaviours among contemporary black South African females

Humans are in fact quite rational; they just do not trust what people in lab coats tell them

Humans are in fact quite rational; they just do not trust what people in lab coats tell them

Red Baron's severe head injury nine months earlier the casue of him being shot down

Red Baron's severe head injury nine months earlier the casue of him being shot down

Patient autonomy is an essential factor in motivating effective change in health behavior

Patient autonomy is an essential factor in motivating effective change in health behavior

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

Can anti-psychotic drugs treat anorexia?

Can anti-psychotic drugs treat anorexia?

Time spent in same-sex activities may advantage boys but disadvantage girls

Time spent in same-sex activities may advantage boys but disadvantage girls

New research into how women view their bodies

New research into how women view their bodies

Brain function a key to addiction treatments

Brain function a key to addiction treatments

One in five veterans of the Korean War still affected by their experiences

One in five veterans of the Korean War still affected by their experiences

Positive emotions may delay onset of frailty and negative stereotypes can influence older adults’ memory

Positive emotions may delay onset of frailty and negative stereotypes can influence older adults’ memory

Caring colleagues tend to neglect their own careers

Caring colleagues tend to neglect their own careers

Normal teenagers are not ticking time bombs

Normal teenagers are not ticking time bombs

Findings point to the hippocampus as critical to the process of recollection

Findings point to the hippocampus as critical to the process of recollection

Are parents of children with ADHD good at parenting?

Are parents of children with ADHD good at parenting?

Nicotine patches and gum less effective for women than men

Nicotine patches and gum less effective for women than men

Three key responses behind food neophobia, the rejection of new foods in both adults and children

Three key responses behind food neophobia, the rejection of new foods in both adults and children

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