Psychology & Psychiatry

Empathy often avoided because of mental effort

Even when feeling empathy for others isn't financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research published by the American ...

Neuroscience

Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition. This finding, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health Check: what causes constipation?

Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it's while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when you've let your diet go.

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