Ophthalmology

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Relief for dry eyes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Since the beginning of winter, my eyes feel dry and scratchy. I can no longer wear contacts because my eyes burn and sting, and are watery. How can my eyes be dry and watery at the same time, and what can ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Our attention is captured by eye-glance

Eyes play an important role in social communication by expressing the intentions of our interlocutors, and even more so in times of pandemic when half of the face is hidden. But is this eye contact automatic and rapid? Is ...

Health

Formaldehyde in hair straighteners prompts FDA warning

You might decide your natural locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products release formaldehyde gas, a human carcinogen.

Medical research

Bonobos, chimpanzees, and oxytocin

Despite being our two closest relatives—separated by just two million years of evolution from one another and six million from us—chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans have numerous important differences, such as in lethal ...

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