Health

How to stop smoking … for good

Nobody knows who first said, "To succeed, you first have to fail." But it's a phrase many smokers likely relate to.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do bullies have more sex?

Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Evolutionary ...

Neuroscience

How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope'

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

Medical research

Gut bugs may hold key to weight control, mouse study suggests

(HealthDay)—The bacteria living in your digestive system may be the last thing on your mind, but a new study in mice raises the prospect that obese people might get benefits through the transfer of a thinner person's gut ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Weight gain linked with personality trait changes

People who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations but also are more thoughtful about their actions, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Health

Feds charge 91 people in $429M Medicare fraud

(AP)—A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billings.

Overweight & Obesity

Is TV the temptress for junk food?

(Medical Xpress) -- A University of Queensland study has found that while obesity rates have been partly attributed to the easy access of cheap, high calorie food, many individuals exposed to the same food continue to lie ...

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