Health informatics

Study shows how to debunk health misinformation

The pandemic shows how quickly health misinformation can spread. However, there are tools to debunk misinformation, as demonstrated by a new study on health communication strategies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published ...

Neuroscience

Gut to brain: Nerve cells detect what we eat

The gut and the brain communicate with each other in order to adapt satiety and blood sugar levels during food consumption. The vagus nerve is an important communicator between these two organs. Researchers from the Max Planck ...

Neuroscience

How behavioral rhythms are fine-tuned in the brain

Our bodies and behaviors often seem to have rhythms of their own. Why do we go to the bathroom at the same time every day? Why do we feel off if we can't go to sleep at the right time? Circadian rhythms are a behind-the-scenes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US COVID cases declining again

The rate of new COVID cases is declining in the United States, with the most recent seven-day averages dipping below the 60,000 mark for the first time in over a month as experts hailed the impact of vaccines.

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