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Deep brain stimulation may treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In a study from Baylor College of Medicine, scientists found deep brain stimulation can halve the symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD as...

Good face recognizers can learn faces from fragments

Psychologists at UNSW Sydney and the University of Wollongong have challenged the prevailing view that people with exceptional face recognition abilities rely on processing...

How you feel about aging could affect health. Here’s how to keep the right...

Is age really just a state of mind? Perhaps not the number, but how we age might be. A growing body of research suggests a...

Your parents’ drinking habits may increase your food addition risk

Scientists from the University of Michigan found that people with a parent with a history of alcohol problems are at greater risk for showing...

Education, job, and social life may help protect your brain from cognitive decline

Why do some people with amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer's disease show no signs of the disease, while others with the...

Long-term loneliness linked to faster memory aging in older people

Scientists from the University of Michigan found prolonged loneliness in adults over 65 may be an important risk factor for faster memory aging. They found...

Using smartphones could help boost your memory skills

Scientists from University College London found that using digital devices such as smartphones could help improve memory skills, rather than causing people to become...

Is there really such a thing as an ‘addictive personality’?

We’ve all heard of someone referred to as having an “addictive personality”. Some even say it about themselves. But you may be surprised to...

Self-reflection may improve cognition and brain health in older people

Scientists from University College London found that self-reflection is positively associated with cognition late in life as well as glucose metabolism, a marker of...

You really can die of sadness – and also happiness

Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described...