Psychology & Psychiatry

The science of pillow talk

It's the stuff spy movies are made of – the CIA operative and his or her lover, together in bed. In the afterglow, secrets are revealed, classified details leaked. As Hollywood would have us believe, it is during this interlude ...

Health

New insights into links between national income and obesity

Analysis of data from 147 countries has uncovered new insights into the positive relationship between national income and obesity rates. Debabrata Talukdar of the State University of New York at Buffalo and colleagues present ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds consensual nonmonogamy a 'healthy' option

Consensual nonmonogamy within a relationship showed only positive outcomes on life satisfaction and relationship quality for the primary partners in a romantically involved couple—leading researchers to believe it to be ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women happier in relationships when men feel their pain

Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Heat takes its toll on mental health

Hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health, according to a study published March 25, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mengyao Li of the University of Georgia, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What underlies differing disease severity in COVID-19?

Researchers have reported a significant and positive relationship between the amount of virus present in a throat swab sample and the severity of COVID disease. The higher the relative viral load in the sample, the greater ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even psychological placebos have an effect

Placebo effects do not only occur in medical treatment—placebos can also work when psychological effects are attributed to them. Psychologists from the University of Basel reported these findings in the journal Scientific ...

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