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Why do People Cut Themselves?

What is cutting? ‘Cutting’ is one of the most common methods of self-injury. As the name implies, it involves cutting one’s body-usually in places that can’t readily be seen or are easily covered up- with sharp items such as razor blades, knives and scissors. Self-injury goes by many names including self-mutilation, self-harm, and parasuicide. It […] Read more »

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Can you learn while you sleep?

Imagine going to sleep and waking up able to speak a foreign language. Or knowing all the facts for your upcoming history examination…unfortunately, despite the promises of some advertisements, it just isn’t going to happen. Research over several decades has proven that you can’t learn new information while you sleep. Or has it? A new […] Read more »

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Is Herpes Linked to Dementia?

Cold sores…a bane to peoples’ social lives and now another reason to be dreaded. The virus that causes cold sores (also known as fever blisters) is also being linked with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, may make the body more vulnerable […] Read more »

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How is Intellectual Disability Being Assessed at the Paralympics?

Unlike physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities are invisible. That makes it more difficult for them to be classified at the Paralympics and more complicated to ensure a level playing field among the competitors. Recent changes to the eligibility rules at the Paralympics attempted to address these issues and allowed for the intellectually disabled to compete in […] Read more »

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What is the Mini Mental State Exam Used for?

Cognitive decline as we get older is no longer considered a normal part of aging. However, older adults are at greater risk of decline than the rest of the population due to the effects of factors such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol, cardiac arrhythmias as well as diseases that show up later in life such as […] Read more »

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What is a Pathological Liar and Why do They Lie?

“Pseudologia fantastica” may sound like a psychedelic symphony, but it is actually a medical term for habitual or compulsive lying, also sometimescalled pathological lying. The term has been in use since 1891 and is described as,” falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over […] Read more »

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What are the 10 Most Important Reasons for Relationship Failure?

Failed relationships are one of life’s major stressors, whether it is in friendship, marriage, family, or business partnerships. It is the source of a great deal of unhappiness. The ability to maintain lasting relationships is the cornerstone of being happy. This article looks at the top ten reasons why once harmonious relationships fail to thrive. […] Read more »

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Does Listening to Classical Music Make Babies Smarter?

Can listening to Mozart’s Symphony Number 40 or Beethoven’s Ode to Joy make your baby smarter? Does playing classical music to babies make a difference? It has become trendy for new mothers to play classical music in the hopes that it would stimulate their babies’ brains and improve intellectual development, in particular, boosting their babies’ […] Read more »

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How do the Male and Female Brain Differ?

Have you ever had trouble understanding how the opposite sex thinks? Do they sometimes seem like they are from another planet? If so, then you will have no difficulty believing that male and female brains can vary from each other. After all, men and women behave differently, so it is reasonable to assume that their […] Read more »