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.

Health

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 ...

Surgery

Two sisters get lung transplants from same donor

They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments—like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

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