Psychology & Psychiatry

Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats

Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists.


Supreme court backs use of drug implicated in 'botched' executions

(HealthDay)—In its latest ruling on capital punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that had raised concerns that it didn't perform as intended—to put an inmate into a coma-like ...