08 August 2017

Are men more compulsive than women?

It’s a commonly-held belief that men are more compulsive than women, but is this actually true? A team of US researchers recently set out to investigate this issue by testing the impact the male sex hormone testosterone has on decision-making processes. They found that male test subjects who were administered doses of testosterone tended to rely more strongly on their intuition when answering a variety of questions, showing a diminished capacity for self-reflection and evaluating whether their initial gut reaction to the questions actually made sense.


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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.