Psychology

The mere presence of your partner may reduce your pain

In a new study, researchers have confirmed the analgesic effects of social support on reducing pain - even without verbal or physical contact. The research...

Alcohol really is no excuse for bad behavior—research reveals you’re still the same person...

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink...

Scientists confirm optimists can live longer

In a new study, researchers have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve "exceptional longevity”, that...

Why do I dwell on the past?

Many of us enjoy writing in a diary, reading autobiographies or nostalgically reflecting with others about past times. Why is remembering our past so important?...

People with this personality have a high risk of schizophrenia

Detecting and treating schizophrenia early, even before symptoms occur, could lead to better treatment outcomes. Previous studies have shown differences in social function and cognition...

Fake news can make you have false memories

In a new study, researchers found that voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their...

Your brain cannot recharge if you use your phone on break

Using your phone on break during mentally challenging tasks doesn’t allow your brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, according to...

This test can snare those lying about a person’s identity

In a new study, researchers have developed a new test that could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their...

Husbands benefit from mutual caregiving, but wives may feel more distressed

In a new study, researchers found that in mutual caregiving, husbands can gain the benefit, but wives often feel more distressed. The research was conducted...

Testosterone supplements may make people more sensitive to moral norms

In a new study, researchers found that testosterone supplements could actually make people more sensitive to moral norms. This is against previous findings that linking...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...