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How people use, and lose, preexisting biases to make decisions

From love and politics to health and finances, humans can sometimes make decisions that appear irrational, or dictated by an existing bias or belief. But a new study from Columbia University neuroscientists uncovers a surprisingly rational feature of the human brain: A previously held bias can be set aside so that the brain can apply […]

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Measles Outbreak Affects 21 States

Measles is a highly contagious but very preventable disease. In fact, after the introduction of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, the number of annual cases dropped in the United States from 3 to 4 million in 1963 to something so negligible the disease was declared eradicated in 2000 according to the Centers for […]

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7 Easy Ways to Manage Stress

If You Have 1 Minute… Trigger a Pressure Point  Turns out, your body has a stress-release button. Between the tendons, two or three finger widths above the center of your inner wrist is a point called pericardium 6 (PC6), explains Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Research shows […]

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1 in 4 in U.S. has a disability, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these disabilities are more prevalent among women, people in the South, and those living in poverty. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2016 data on six types of disability: […]

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Social class and communication situation

Are people with more money and education dominating and less warm? A social-psychological study at Goethe University scrutinizes stereotypes. How is our behavior influenced by our social class? Sociology has long concerned itself with this question. Whether individuals grow up in a working-class environment or in an academic household, they take on behaviors that are […]

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Do you have decision fatigue?

When Jessica’s boyfriend proposed, the 31-year-old didn’t need time to mull over her answer. While that decision was a cinch, she has struggled to make any decisions about the wedding. “I think, ‘Oh god, I can’t do that. What if this happens?’ Or, ‘This happened to my friend, what if it happens to me?’” Are […]

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New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don’t work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug — ibalizumab (Trogarzo) — in March. Phase 3 […]

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Adults whose conception was a ‘mistake’ are more likely to cheat

Adults whose conception was a ‘mistake’ are more likely to cheat due to insecurities Babies born as a result of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to cheat and struggle to maintain relationships as adults because of lingering insecurities about being unwanted Adults who feel they unwanted as a baby are more anxious and unattached Discovering […]