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Flat-faced dogs might get more human help thanks to their baby faces

Flat-faced or brachycephalic dogs breeds such as English and French bulldogs may be likely to display "helpless" traits by looking at humans more often than a longer-muzzled dog breed during a food retrieval task, suggests ...

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Job frustrations can really be a heartbreaker for men

A job that's demanding but less than rewarding may take a big toll on a man's heart health, a large new study suggests.

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Researcher: In sports, abuse is often dismissed as 'good coaching'

The head coach of the Welsh men's rugby squad, Warren Gatland, has built a reputation as one of the best coaches in the world. But his "intense training methods" have drawn comparisons to waterboarding, and his training programs ...

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How having a purpose in life can bolster men's mental health

Despite growing awareness about the high rates of suicide among men, research is still needed to examine men's mental health challenges. Existential psychology, with its focus on questions of meaning and value, may bring ...

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Why grinding your teeth might not always be a bad thing

According to the Council of Dentists of Spain, bruxism is the dental diagnosis that has increased the most since the pandemic, almost quadrupling. In fact, its incidence among the population has gone from 6% to 23%.

Oncology & Cancer

I've just been diagnosed with cancer, now what?

In one pivotal instant your life has changed and there will be no turning back. How will you accept, adjust and adapt to being "someone who has cancer"?

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Risk assessments of violence can be changed

Who is at the highest risk of committing violent acts—and who is not? Forensic psychiatrist Jonas Forsman's research involves an instrument that can, in a best case scenario, simplify the assessment of most forensic psychiatric ...

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Sentenced psychiatric care times longer than previously reported

The average treatment time for a person who has been discharged from forensic psychiatry is five years, or 60 months. This figure is often communicated in discussions on forensic psychiatry whether or not it is entirely accurate, ...

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At which age are we happiest?

An evaluation of over 400 samples shows how subjective well-being develops over the course of a lifespan.