Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Culture is key to fully understanding COVID-19, say researchers

The place culture occupies in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is an ever-evolving field of study. Most of the estimated 70,000 coronavirus-related research papers published in the first year of the pandemic addressed its biological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic has people hungering to be touched

The human body is programmed to like human contact. Infants depend on being taken care of not only because they need care and food, but to develop normally.


Exploring the role of social relationships in Hispanic health

Hispanic people have better disease outcomes than non-Hispanic whites, despite having greater risk factors for poor outcomes. Researchers theorize that the importance of family and strong social networks in Hispanic culture ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can make you selfish: study

Mindfulness is big business. Downloads of mindfulness apps generate billions of dollars annually in the U.S., and their popularity continues to rise. In addition to what individual practitioners might have on their phones, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to mitigate the impact of a lockdown on mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people's mental health. But what helps and hinders people in getting through a lockdown? A new study led by researchers at the University of Basel addressed this question using data from ...

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