Psychology & Psychiatry

Living alone doesn't have to mean being lonely, says study

About 20% of all Germans live alone—and the number is increasing. This trend can also be observed in most other Western countries. However, contrary to prevailing prejudices, living alone does not necessarily mean isolation ...

Oncology & Cancer

Harnessing AI to help pinpoint cancerous tumors

Engineers from the University of Waterloo are harnessing artificial intelligence to help doctors better see and control a non-invasive cancer treatment and, in the process, save lives.

Biomedical technology

Bidirectional control of prosthetic hands using ultrasonic sensors

For anyone who has lost a hand, a functional prosthetic hand is of enormous benefit when it comes to everyday activities. So researchers at Fraunhofer are working as part of an EU research project to improve control of prosthetic ...


New study uncovers origin of 'conscious awareness'

Living things act with purpose. But where does purpose come from? How do humans make sense of their relation to the world and realize their ability to effect change? These fundamental questions of "agency"—acting with purpose—have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Online program helps adolescents with anorexia nervosa

Flinders University Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ryan Balzan has overseen trials that demonstrate that metacognitive training for eating disorders (MCT-ED) can be a feasible adjunct intervention ...

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