Keep going: world's oldest person eyes new longevity record

France's Sister Andre, believed to have become the oldest person alive this week at the age of 118, said Tuesday she would now like to beat the record of oldest person ever and that work and caring for others had long kept ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Moral reflection can be seen in brain activity and eye movements

Social neuroscience researchers investigated the effects of similarity by showing subjects the film "My Sister's Keeper" and asking them to watch the film from either the perspective of the donor sister or the sick sister. ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Characterizing two sisters, examples of exceptional longevity

A new study provides a detailed characterization of two sisters—one a supercentenarian and one a semi-supercentenarian—aimed at providing new insights into what allowed them to live such long lives. The authors conclude ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Conjoined twin sisters born in West Bank share one heart

A Palestinian woman gave birth on Thursday to conjoined twin sisters who share a heart, her husband said, as he launched an urgent search for funds to pay for their surgical separation abroad.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The biological origins of sexual orientation and gender identity

Male? Female? The distinction is not always clear. Exploring the scientific evidence for the biological origins of sexual orientation and gender identity must continue to both enhance patient care and fight discrimination.


Routinely separating siblings in foster care is unacceptable

In order to protect children from harm, the state has the power to separate children from their parents. In exceptional cases it is sometimes necessary to separate siblings – to protect them from harm or ensure their individual ...

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