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Here’s how superstitions spread in society | sex and relationships

A recent analysis tries to explain how superstitious beliefs can become established practices in a society’s and become a part of its social norms. Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or ...

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Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study | sex and relationships

What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study. “Our study demonstrates that with moral behaviour, people may not in fact always stick to the golden rule. While most people tend to ...

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Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned. The study, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Warwick, found that being bullied in ...

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‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

A nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may help treat alcohol use disorder, according to a study conducted in mice. Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, found that oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent ...

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Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

A recent study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls. The findings also suggest that low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of ...

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Bare-faced cheat: Women could be better at hiding infidelity | sex and relationships

You can’t hide your lying eyes: scientists have revealed that women can judge whether a man is likely to be unfaithful just by looking at his face but men are less able to spot a cheating woman. Researchers at the University of Western Australia took a group of 1,500 people ...

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Relationship status influences sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors: Study | sex and relationships

Relationship status influences sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors: Study | sex and relationships

Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies. These often lead to sexual dissatisfaction and lower quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer survivors. However, recent findings suggest that women who have partners may fare better than those without a partner. ...

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Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of sex drive | sex and relationships

Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of sex drive | sex and relationships

Every third person above 40 years in India suffers from lack of libido due to testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), finds a study. The study, conducted on 745 patients by a team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, showed most commonly reported symptom by these patients was lack of energy ...

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FOMO, 24/7 online updates and social media addiction is reducing our attention span | sex and relationships

The ‘fear of missing out’, keeping up-to-date on social media, and 24/7 cycle of breaking news is narrowing our collective attention span, a study has warned. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed this effect occurs not only on social media but also across diverse domains including books, ...

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Social skills helped shape modern human face: Study | sex and relationships

The evolution of modern human face may have been partly driven by our need for good social skills, according to a study. As large-brained, short-faced hominins, our faces are different from other, now extinct hominins, such as the Neanderthals, and our closest living relatives bonobos and chimpanzees, said researchers from ...

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