/ Jan 26, 2017

Does depression boost the risk of cancer death?

People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday.Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely ...

/ Jan 25, 2017

Nasty or nice? Study links personality to brain shape

Personality traits such as moodiness or open-mindedness are linked to the shape of one’s brain, a study said Wednesday.Researchers said they found a striking correlation between structural brain differences and five main personality types. “The shape of our brain can itself provide surprising clues ...

/ Jan 13, 2017

Scientists activate predatory 'kill switch' in mice

U.S. scientists have ramped up predatory behavior in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a study published Thursday.The experiment turned the lab mice into eating machines, vigorously attacking food, bottle ...

/ Jan 12, 2017

Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease.People with a highly active amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress processing — also have a higher risk of heart disease ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.”But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, a ...