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MIND Diet Preserves Cognition

Better adherence to the MIND diet can improve memory and thinking skills of older adults, even in the presence of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, new data indicate. Medscape Medical News …

Having a higher number of past sexual partners is tied to greater self-esteem, especially among men

An analysis of data collected across 10 world regions suggests that men’s self-esteem is more strongly tied to their sexual success than women’s. The findings were published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Researchers David P. Schmitt and Peter K. Jonason based the rationale for their study on the sociometer theory of self-esteem, which […]…

A nasal oxytocin spray might curtail dominant behavior in psychopaths

Scientists have uncovered preliminary evidence that oxytocin, a neurohormone that reduces stress and fosters social bonding, could help to reduce dominant behavior in psychopathic offenders. Their findings have been published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. “As a psychiatrist, I previously worked with victims of organized violence and became aware of the phenomenon of secondary psychopathization within […]…

Experimental study finds that office stress and interruptions at work affect psychobiological stress responses

In a controlled lab experiment, a team of researchers found that simulating social pressure in an office environment elicited both a biological and psychological stress response in participants. Notably, while work interruptions further increased the biological response to stress, interruptions appeared to decrease participants’ psychological response to stress. The findings were shared in the journal […]…