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Survey reveals emotional exhaustion affects many cancer specialists

Across Europe, more than 70% of young cancer specialists are showing signs of burnout, the largest survey of its kind has revealed.

The association between empathy, neurohormones and aggression

Empathy is typically seen as eliciting warmth and compassion – a generally positive state that makes people do good things to others.

A guiding hand: dominant hand size appears to stay constant, providing natural ‘ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it’s magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual “ruler” to measure…

Protein that causes frontotemporal dementia also implicated in Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of the naturally occurring protein progranulin exacerbate cellular and cognitive dysfunction, while raising levels can prevent abnormalities in an Alzheimer’s model.

Signature of aging in brain: Researchers suggest that the brain’s ‘immunological age’ is what counts

Evidence of a unique ‘signature’ that may be the ‘missing link’ between cognitive decline and aging has been found by researchers. The scientists believe that this discovery may lead, in the future, to treatments that can slow or reverse cognitive decl…

The ideal age of sexual partners is different for men and women

New evolutionary psychology research shows gender differences in age preferences regarding sexual partners.

Will you have more long-term success if you meet someone online or offline?

The increasing popularity of social media, online dating sites, and mobile applications for meeting people and initiating relationships has made online dating an effective means of finding a future…

Risk for suicide increased by perfectionism

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that…

The brains of children with ADHD do not recognize angry expressions

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities.

Coping techniques help COPD patients

Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve…