Eleni Nicolaou

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The psychology behind 'sleeping in' on the weekends

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to …

One in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness

One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness – but a <i>fifth</i> of people still think "one of the main causes of mental illness is a lack of …

A researcher may have found a way to treat sleep-paralysis, the terrifying experience of waking up unable to move

Annalia first heard the creature slip into her bedroom when she was six years old. It — whatever <i>it</i> was — jumped onto her sleeping body, stifling her movement and speech with its weight. She awoke frightened, seeking an explanation.<p>Everyone in Abruzzo, a small city in southeastern Italy, told said …

Sleep Paralysis

Why are women with brain tumours being dismissed as attention-seekers?

Women with serious medical conditions are more likely than men to have their symptoms attributed to depression and anxiety, and face delayed diagnosis according to new research. It’s time to end the gender disparity in diagnosis<p>This week, the Brain Tumour Charity reported that women with brain …

The science myths that will not die

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.<p>In 1997, physicians in …