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Does pride raise the risk of falling?

In this year’s Christmas issue of the BMJ, researchers explore whether or not the biblical saying ‘pride comes before a fall’ holds any truth.

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age.

‘We all hear voices in our heads,’ but why? Study investigates

New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response.

What are the early signs of a depression relapse?

Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them.

How to reduce Christmas stress

Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, but it’s often a source of stress, instead. Here are some tips for a stress-free Christmas.

Does nodding make you more popular?

Japanese-based psychologists have tested the effect of nodding and shaking one’s head on a person’s likability and approachability.

Think your relationship is doomed? Then it probably is

If you think there’s a high chance you will break up with your partner, it’s probably in the cards, according to the results of a new study.

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

‘Tis the season to layer up in an effort to stay warm. But should we be so dismissive of low temperatures? Read about the health benefits of being cold.

‘Cognitive ability genes’ identified

Unlocking the genes responsible for cognitive ability has proven challenging. Breaking research draws the clearest picture to date.

Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer

A new study suggests that older adults should get out of the house more; leaving their homes on a daily basis could help them to live longer.