Survivors of natural disasters have more to deal with than simply rebuilding lost homes. Many will also suffer from PTSD: post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source: The Conversation
A cancer diagnosis was once a death sentence, but researchers have developed a whole toolbox of treatments and preventative measures in recent decades. Learn about one of the most promising approaches to stopping this deadly disease.
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Why do people generally consider flying more dangerous than driving, when far more people are killed in car crashes than airline disasters? An Australian analysis of summertime fears helps you understand your own worries.
A recent study suggests that teenagers can increase their sense of self-worth by voluntarily helping strangers, even with small, simple acts of kindness.
Source: American Psychiatric Association
The main character in “The Night Face Up” is unable to determine which of his two sets of experiences is reality. Read about a disorder with similar symptoms.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
The struggle for full equality doesn’t just show up in history books—it’s happening in hospitals every day.
The flu is hardly a new or unusual disease. So why does it still manage to kill thousands of Americans every year, including young and otherwise healthy people?
Source: The Boston Globe
A University of Virginia study found that people prefer not to spend time alone without distractions. This article describes the measures people will take to avoid their own company.
By traveling to exciting new places, confronting phobias might turn into a thrilling adventure. Explore five sites people can visit to overcome fears such as heights or the dark.
Source: Psychology Today
Some recent studies have shown that human beings are actually hard-wired to gossip, and that gossip serves a social function in helping us bond with others. But do the negative consequences of gossip outweigh the positive ones?