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Consciously training our sense of gratitude is good for mental health

Research shows that people who live their lives with a sense of gratitude are happier and less likely to suffer from psychological issues. A...

Babies know when you imitate themโ€”and like it

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden....

Public disclosure of COVID-19 cases is more effective than lockdowns

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its...

High-strain exercise linked to very early pregnancy loss

In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy...

Even mild coronavirus illness may confer some immunity: study

Even people with minor illness from the coronavirus can develop antibodies that could leave them immunised for several weeks or more, according to an...

Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them

When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it,...

Researchers find where stress lives

Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating...
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Exposure to ‘good bacteria’ during pregnancy buffers risk of autism-like syndrome

Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to...

A few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease

Scientists who've taken the first look at bacteria in young and healthy vapers' mouths say that the potential for future disease lies just below...
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