Keir Liddle
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Does screaming help in tennis?
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It has always struck me as plausable that there was a psychological advantage to the grunting. Perhaps in convincing yourself your performing at your limits or to put off your opponent. However ...

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Is there any scientific support for psychoanalysis?
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For the theory it's based upon - very, very little. For the act of "talking therapy" itself there is some evidence of benefit from studies and meta analysis to suggest it helps but this in itself ...

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Do babies have their own language?
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There is not, as such, a baby language that we could understand or that other babies would understand. However there is a regularity in the way babies produce sounds as this is part of the process of ...

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Are there health benefits from traditional massage therapy?
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The Cochrane collaboration has performed a number of meta-analysis on the claimed benefits of massage therapy. http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab001929.html In the case of lower back pain ...

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Classical music in public places: does it affect violence?
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Playing any music could have an potential impact on a persons mood/behaviour. Although the effects I suspect would be quite subtle in many cases. However simply playing "classical" or orchestral ...

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Do violent video games cause violent behavior?
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Video games have been shown to raise aggression when played and directly afterwards and much of the evidence I have seen points to the effect described above whereby violent people are attracted to ...

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Does eating just before sleeping cause nightmares?
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According to Medline Plus, eating right before bed can increase your metabolism and increase your brain's overnight activity, leading to dreams and nightmares. Substances such as alcohol and ...

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Is eating oranges during a bout of flu bad for you?
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I present an article from my own website as evidence here is that ok? http://www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com/?p=767 In short the answer is this: In 2007, the Cochrane Collaboration published a ...

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