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Rats as good at decision-making as humans: study

WASHINGTON — Rats are smart, that’s a well known fact. But US researchers said Tuesday a series of tests have shown they may be just as good as humans at juggling information in order to make the best decision. The discovery could help scientists better understand how the brain works…

Anxiety, other disorders more common in autism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Autism tends to go hand in hand with a variety of other mental andbehavioral conditions in kids, suggests a new study that highlights the fuzzy nature of autism diagnoses themselves. Researchers said that other disorders that often go along with autism — such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or…