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Volunteering boosts your health. Dragon Images/

Why doing good can do you good

Scientists have found that there are many physical and mental benefits to volunteering.
Food can prompt behaviours and brain responses similar to those seen in more traditional forms of addiction. Justin McGregor/Shutterstock

Explainer: can you be addicted to food?

Are you a "carb craver" or "chocaholic"? We often use language associated with addiction to describe our relationships with food. But is it really possible to be addicted to certain types of food?
Video games have some clever ways of motivating players, and these methods can be used to get kids interested in learning. From

Here’s the drug that every school should legalise

There may be a chemical secret to getting kids interested in learning – and it's one that's created and produced by our own bodies rather than in a lab.
Excess dopamine activity is not the only neurological change seen in patients with schizophrenia. Image from

Why we shouldn’t ditch the quest for new schizophrenia drugs

The landscape of pharmaceutical development for mental disorders has changed over recent years, with pharma companies abandoning traditional neuroscience drug discovery programs and turning instead to…

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