Attention deficit disorders

'Are we there yet?'—explaining ADHD science to children

Science is often complex, but it does not mean that only a select few should be able to grasp scientific concepts. Many recent efforts have been directed toward involving the public in the scientific process and broadening ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

The loss of a grandparent. Marital discord at home. Trouble with peers. When pre-teens are forced to deal with adverse life events such as these they tend to become more impulsive in their decision-making later in life. And ...

Overweight & Obesity

Cash for weight loss

A new study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, has shown that selling rewards programmes to participants entering a weight loss programme is a low cost strategy to increase both the magnitude and duration ...

Other

Opinion: It's not always wrong to pay people for their organs

There aren't enough organs to go around and many people die waiting for transplants. As a result, a black market in organs has sprung up. A recent raid in Pakistan exposed a gang of doctors and agents who had been illegally ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adolescent impatience increases as testosterone levels rise

In a series of studies conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, researchers have examined risky and impulsive decision behavior in adolescence. A study recently published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology ...

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