Psychology & Psychiatry

How initiatives empowering employees can backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences—depending on who's in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University shows that empowerment initiatives ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement

As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones who showed the highest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil reports a record 1,349 virus deaths in 24 hours

Brazil reported a record 1,349 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period Wednesday, the health ministry said, as the pandemic continued to take a grim toll on Latin America's hardest-hit country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK mulls 'air bridges' with low-risk countries

Britain confirmed Tuesday it was looking at establishing "air bridges" with countries with low rates of coronavirus, exempting them from controversial quarantine measures.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown

The British government on Monday published what it said was a "cautious roadmap" to ease the seven-week coronavirus lockdown in England, notably recommending people wear facemasks in some public settings.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US governors grapple with relaxing virus restrictions

After a month of draconian steps to minimize deaths and prevent hospital overload from the coronavirus pandemic, governors now face a new challenge: Deciding when and how to begin easing restrictions on businesses and social ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With more infections than China, Spain tightens lockdown

Spain enforced even tighter stay-at-home rules Monday for its 47 million people, as the country overtook China as the nation with the third-highest number of reported infections in the world, after the United States and Italy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Millions holed up at home as virus profoundly shifts US life

Millions of Americans began their work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday as the escalating outbreak upended the nation's daily routines in ways never before seen in U.S. history.

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