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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Looking at the social side of COVID-19 through HIV research

While the COVID-19 pandemic is often described as unprecedented, there is a recent viral epidemic that researchers in UConn's Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) say can offer lessons about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Caution fatigue' could dent efforts to stay safe

As people enter what feels like the umpteenth week of social distancing and isolation with no end in sight, they may find it more difficult to stay on high-risk alert as "caution fatigue" sets in, says a psychologist from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A brain link to STI/HIV sexual risk

Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists develop new method that predicts vulnerability to stress

Stress is part of life for everyone, but how we respond to it seems to vary from person to person. For some, the effects of a stressful situation can be long-lasting and lead to anxiety, depression, and other health problems; ...

Immunology

How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation

Growing evidence shows that the brain's dopamine system, which drives motivation, is directly affected by chronic, low-grade inflammation. A new paper proposes that this connection between dopamine, effort and the inflammatory ...

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