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Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen

New research suggests that the best way to empathize with someone else’s feelings might be to avoid looking at them and focus exclusively on their voice.

Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression

Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may ‘reset’ the brain, new research shows.

Traumatic experiences may raise women’s heart disease risk

Women who experience at least three traumatic events in a lifetime may have poorer endothelial function, which could raise the likelihood of heart disease.

Women ‘spend more time on housework, childcare than men’

A new study finds that, especially on weekends, men tend to engage in more leisure activities as their partners focus on child rearing and chores.

Bullying harms children’s mental health, but for how long?

A large cohort study on twins aged 11 to 16 confirms that bullying can have severe mental health outcomes, but these may not be as long-lasting as feared.

Our decision to divorce may be genetic

The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones.