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Psychology today – is it making our personalities impersonal?

Researcher wonders if neuropsychology research is improving our understanding of the brain but worsening our understanding of what it means to be human.

Mumps outbreak hits students in several Norwegian cities

Starting among students in Trondheim, the outbreak has now spread to Oslo and Bergen. Over 80 people are infected so far, more than twice as many as the previous record from 15 years ago.

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.

COPD patients can sleep better with alcohol

Most COPD sufferers can drink a glass of wine or two without worrying extra about its effect on their breathing.

Frequent blood donors live longer

A new study shows that people, who donate a lot of blood, suffer no serious ill effects and may even live longer than less frequent donors.

Discharge or diversion? How music helps us regulate our feelings

When it comes to tackling difficult emotions with music, women fare far better than men.

Single treatment with antibiotics wreaks havoc on your gut bacteria

Antibiotics have a hard time with multiresistant bacteria, but will easily kill off the healthy bacteria in your gut.

Phobias flourish among the elderly

One in ten old people might expect to have a phobia which is serious enough to be diagnosed as a mental issue, according to Swedish research.

Could we eat like scavengers?

Dogs eat all kinds of nasty things, and vultures eat carcasses that are long dead. Could we eat rotten food if we heat treated it beforehand?

SAD starts in the eye

People with vision-loss could be three times more likely to develop seasonal affective disorder than those with normal vision, says a new study.

How our cells repair their damaged DNA

Researchers find important mechanism that allows cells to repair damaged DNA. Could answer questions about cancer development.

Plastic additive can slow down sperm cells

As traces of the organic chemical DEHP increased, the swimming abilities of sperms decreased.