Psychology & Psychiatry

Why Saints Sin and Sinners Get Saintly

(PhysOrg.com) -- To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer's fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper ...

Neuroscience

How the brain suppresses the act of revenge

The desire for revenge can be the consequence of a feeling of anger. But is this the case at the cerebral level? What happens in the human brain when injustice is felt? To answer these questions, researchers from the University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Alcohol-related terms can increase aggression

New psychology research shows that exposing people to alcohol-related words can influence aggressive behaviour in ways similar to actually consuming alcohol.

Immunology

Skin testing not sufficient to ID contrast media sensitivity

(HealthDay) -- More than 50 percent of patients with nonimmediate reactions to iodinated contrast media (CM) are identified with the drug provocation test (DPT) and not with skin testing, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio provocation: The health debate that refused to go away

For much of the 20th century, health professionals were locked in debate about one possible cause of paralytic polio. Some argued that the viral infection could be provoked by medical interventions; others hotly contested ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to execute dietary management in eating disorder patients

Substances that provoke gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with eating disorders (ED) can impact negatively on their nutritional rehabilitation. An Australian research group has found that ingestion of fructose-sorbitol ...