Psychology & Psychiatry

Slips of the lip stay all in the family

It's happened to many of us: While looking right at someone you know very well, you open your mouth and blurt out the wrong name. The name you blurt is not just any old name, though, says new research from Duke University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brown eyes appear more trustworthy than blue

People view brown-eyed faces as more trustworthy than those with blue eyes, except if the blue eyes belong to a broad-faced man, according to research published January 9 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Karel Kleisner ...

Medications

The power of placebos

They may be uncomfortable talking about it, but it's definitely going on.

Diabetes

Medical service use down with deductibles in diabetes

(HealthDay)—Lower-income patients with diabetes and private insurance with a low (LD) or high deductible (HD) have reduced medical service use, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Diabetes Care.

Health

Chest physicians split on pros and cons of e-cigarettes

Patients are asking their chest physicians about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but those physicians are divided about whether the products do more harm than good, according to a Yale-led study. The finding demonstrates ...

Health

Obesity: America lightens up, but just a little

The percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese fell slightly in the third quarter of this year, but they still make up a majority of the population, a Gallup poll showed Friday.

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