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Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S.
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Puppets behaving badly is a long-time trend in media. How are misbehaved puppets perceived by kids?
A common assumption is that shaved eyebrows don’t grow back, but is this true?
Although gaming disorder is controversial, some experts have weighed in with proposed signs.
Journalists have long anguished over how to cover suicide.
Researchers find that moral attitudes, as measured in tweets, predict violence at protests.
For eons, bees have intrigued and inspired people from all walks of life. Learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Elderly adults who experience excessive daytime sleepiness could be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The clinical implications of this finding.
Recent research suggests that "birthing" your inner clown can be therapeutic.
In a hospital setting, 85 percent of alarms are false. But ignoring an alarm can prove deadly.
Apologies can do wonders for mending relationships. However, judges who hear a lot of apologies have their own perspectives.
Cleaning sure has its benefits. But does cleaning impact the the diversity of bug biomes in homes?
New research shows that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improves endurance performance and decreases perceived exertion among cyclists.
New research suggests that the propensity for contagious yawning is rooted in the excitation and inhibition of the primary motor cortex.
New research suggests that children who are inhibited are less likely to try new foods.
Coffee can definitely be part of a healthy diet. Moreover, new research shows that coffee intake is tied to longevity among people of various races and ethnicities.
Gone are the unadorned rectangular pools of yesteryear. Now, public pools are full-fledged aquatic complexes that proffer an immersive experience.
Brain freeze is one of the most common types of headaches. Get the scoop on what was once referred to as “ice cream-induced headache.”
New research examines fluctuations in dopamine levels in those experiencing migraines. This research could help improve our understanding of dopamine-based treatment.
Recent research suggests that young children can distinguish real from fake smiles. Real smiles indicate honesty and cooperation.
Why do people go gray? Graying of hair is a complicated process. Here are six hypotheses that try to explain this age-related phenomenon.
Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts are one way that your bottom line can increase. But you are in control of another way: negotiating. Learn how to become a better bargainer.
For many, regifting is common practice. But what motivates a person to pass along a gift?
Ever wonder how you could induce a lucid dream? Here are 8 techniques supported by research.
We still don't know that much about déjà vu. Here are 4 possible explanations for this phenomenon.
Acceptance of déjà vu has widened in recent decades, and research psychologists are just beginning to understand this phenomenon.
The look of emoticons differs between Japanese and American culture. With Japanese emoticons, it is the eyes that are expressive, whereas in the U.S., it is the mouth.
Even though more people are getting tattoos, employer bias against visible tattoos endures.
Consumption of sweetened drinks—especially those sweetened with sugar substitutes, like aspartame and sucralose—may be linked to depression.
Getting stuck at a red light when there's no one else around is frustrating. Is there a better way that traffic lights could be designed? How about self-organizing traffic lights?
Naveed Saleh, M.D., M.S., attained a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a master's degree in science journalism from Texas A&M.
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