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Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain
Lifestyle
Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.


How You Feel Determines Who Can Influence You
Consciousness
In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and learned that people's motivations play an important role in how they react.


Growing Up With Animals Dramatically Reduces Asthma and Allergies
Allergies
A child's risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.


Where We Carry Our Fat Linked To Cancer Risk
Cancer
In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive form of cancer.


We Understand The Minds of Others Because Our Cells Do
MentalHealth
Psychologists and philosophers have long suggested that simulation is the mechanism whereby humans understand the minds of others. However, the neural basis of this complex process had not been identified until a group of researchers identified a type of neuron that had not previously been described that actively and spontaneously learns from decision-making by other individuals and simulates their mental processes.



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