Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool computes risk of contracting COVID-19

More than 150 experts from 35 countries have developed an online tool that allows anyone to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Health

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why tobacco users should call it quits

Tobacco users have an increased risk of becoming very sick if they contract the virus that causes COVID-19. If you use tobacco and want to stop, consider World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31 as a start date.

Neuroscience

An optimal decision-making strategy emerges from nonstop learning

Unlike machines, the behavior of animals and humans almost always has an element of unpredictability. Countless experiments have shown that our responses to the exact same challenge are sometimes faster, sometimes slower, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Older men worry less than others about COVID-19

Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it than women their age or than younger people of both sexes, according to a new study by Sarah Barber, a gerontology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A new method to treat insomnia

Insomnia disorder is the second-most common mental health problem and a major risk factor for depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is the treatment of choice and has successfully been provided through ...

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Behavior

Behavior or behaviour (see spelling differences) refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. Behavior can be conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.

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