Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID triage standards may worsen racial disparities in treatment

During the crush of the COVID-19 pandemic, overwhelmed doctors and nurses in some places have had to make agonizing decisions about which patients should receive scarce health care resources. However, two Yale-led research ...

Health

Examining the adverse effects of hand sanitizers

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer have been some of the most important methods to combat spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of increased hand irritation and dryness prompted a study led by researchers ...

Pediatrics

Q&A: Constipation in children

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 10-year-old daughter spends hours in the bathroom daily. Every time I inquire, she tells me she is constipated. We do not eat out a lot, and we incorporate fruits or vegetables at each meal. She also ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why telehealth for mental health care is working

What once seemed futuristic—receiving health care through a screen—has not only become common place, but preferable for certain medical visits, including mental health.

Medications

Is the placebo effect just a myth?

Many people have accepted the idea that taking a placebo—for example, a pill with no active medicine in it—can have powerful effects on the body. The reality is quite different, according to the authors of a Perspective ...

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Career

Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)". It is usually considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education).

The etymology of the term comes from the Latin word carrera, which means race (as in "rat race", see Careerism).

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