According to new research conducted by the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in the UK, playing video games within a 24 hours period following a traumatic event may help reduce the occurrence of flashbacks or intrusive memories. Learn more
Do you have light-colored eyes? According to new research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics (Part B), people with light eyes, especially blue eyes, may be at an increased risk of abusing alcohol compared to their peers. Learn more
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Statins, a popular treatment for lowering cholesterol and risk of heart disease, also may increase aggression in older women while reducing it in men, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego. Learn more
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Driving gets a whole lot safer when a U.S. patent is awarded to a Swedish engineer named Nils Bohlin for an invention he calls the “three-point seat belt.” The U.S. didn’t require seat belts in American cars until 1968, a year after Bohlin, a safety engineer at Volvo, presented a study showing that the belts reduced the risk of injury or death by as much as 75 percent. Get the full story.