Neuroscience

Solitary confinement puts brains at risk

Some 80,000 Americans are incarcerated in solitary confinement on any given day, a practice that has been deemed cruel and unusual punishment by the United Nations Committee on Torture. Those in solitary confinement typically ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A bit of claustrophobia is normal – stop treating it as a disease

"Claustrophobia" is generally described as an irrational fear of confined spaces, and it has been estimated to affect some 5-7% of the world population. Clearly, some people are more distressed than others when they are in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Paper gestational age wheels generally inaccurate

(HealthDay)—Paper wheels are inaccurate for estimating date of confinement, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.