Psychology & Psychiatry

First impressions count, new speech research confirms

Human beings make similar judgements of the trustworthiness and dominance of an unfamiliar speaker after hearing just a single word, new research shows, suggesting the old saying that 'first impressions count' might well ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment of depression is common in the US

Americans are over-diagnosed and over-treated for depression, according to a new study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study examines adults with clinician-identified depression and individuals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Newborn screening may miss adrenal-gland disorder

(HealthDay) -- Routine newborn screening failed to identify about one-fifth of infants with an adrenal gland disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a new study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

In touch with reality?

When faced with ambiguous information we apparently trust our fingertips more than our eyes. Philosophers at LMU are investigating the special status of touch.

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