Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool assesses how well people read kids' emotions

Psychology researchers at North Carolina State University have developed and validated a new tool for assessing how accurate people are at recognizing emotion in elementary school-aged children. The technique will facilitate ...

Genetics

Race, medicine and the future power of genetic ancestry

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine that they "do not believe that ignoring race will reduce health disparities" but rather that "such an approach is a form of naive 'color blindness' that is more likely to perpetuate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rap music increasingly mixes in mental health metaphors

The most popular rap songs in the United States are increasingly referencing depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health struggles, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Vaccination

Vaccine hesitance dropped faster among Blacks, study finds

Black Americans who were initially hesitant about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine were more likely than whites to warm up to the idea as the pandemic wore on and to view vaccines as necessary for protection, a new study has ...

Medications

50 years of failure in UK drug policy must end

The 50 year old UK Misuse of Drugs Act, which provides the primary legislation for our drug laws, has failed to reduce illicit drug supply, use, and harms and was designed, and continues to be used, as a tool of systemic ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What doctors say about pregnancy, vaccines and COVID-19

COVID-19 can be bad for anyone. For pregnant women, scientific research shows it can be worse: The disease significantly raises their odds of needing ICU care, giving birth prematurely and of dying.

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