Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Refugees escape war, but face new threat in Europe - germs

Having survived perilous escapes from war zones, refugees find themselves assailed anew in Europe by germs proliferating in crowded, unsanitary camps that could become outbreak hotspots, infectious disease experts have warned.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Half of refugees traumatised: German psychotherapists

At least half of the refugees who have come to Germany have mental health problems because of trauma suffered in war or during their dangerous escapes, said the chamber of psychotherapists Wednesday.

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