Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety motivates bystanders to intervene in bullying

Many school pupils are in daily contact with bullying—as victims, bullies or witnesses. We know that the reactions of people around them are very significant, but what determines whether or not other pupils come to the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert: Vaccination myths must be debunked

An analysis of anti-vaccine witness statements presented during the Texas Legislature's 2017 session revealed recurring misconceptions that need to be challenged, according to an expert at Rice University's Baker Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual avatar-to-avatar interviews may improve eyewitness testimony

Immersive virtual environments—where officials interview eyewitnesses using digital representations, or avatars, instead of interacting in person—may increase the accuracy and amount of recalled information, shows research ...

Health

DC's right-to-die law takes effect

Doctors in the nation's capital may now begin the process of prescribing life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

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