Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we feel confident about decisions we make

Buying a second-hand car at a good price feels good. But choosing a delicious-looking doughnut in the supermarket leaves us riddled with doubt. After all, we resolved to eat a healthier diet this year—so wouldn't it be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 awareness and preparedness among healthcare workers worldwide

A survey of healthcare workers in 57 countries found that while overall preparedness for and awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic were at levels deemed acceptable during the first wave, significant differences in these levels ...


Awareness of, referral to HIV PrEP low among Hispanics

(HealthDay)—About one in four Hispanic persons tested for HIV are aware of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and about one in five of those eligible for referral are referred to PrEP providers, according to research published ...

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Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event.

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