Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the neural underpinnings of mind wandering

Mind wandering occurs when a person's attention shifts from things that are happening in her present environment to internal thought processes. For instance, while cooking or attending a lesson, one might start thinking about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The best (and worst) materials for masks

It's intuitive and scientifically shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But not all masks are created equal, according to new University of Arizona-led ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden, analysis finds

Sweden's controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared ...

Health informatics

Digital copy of your body allows treatments to be tried out

What if doctors could predict the treatment success for each individual? Patients would not be burdened unnecessarily and healthcare costs would drop. Researcher Natal van Riel of Eindhoven University of Technology is working ...

Medical research

Artificial womb improves survival rates for the very smallest

An artificial womb to enhance the chances for survival and quality of life of extremely premature babies by mimicking the conditions of a real womb. Whereas a year ago during the Dutch Design Week there was only an initial ...

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