Psychology & Psychiatry

Toddlers who use touchscreens may be more distractible

Toddlers with high daily touchscreen use are quicker to look at objects when they appear and are less able to resist distraction compared to toddlers with no or low touchscreen use—according to new research from Birkbeck, ...

Neuroscience

Babies know when you imitate them—and like it

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS publishes new guidance on COVID-19 management

An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help clinicians manage COVID-19 patients in the face of a worldwide pandemic and minimal empirical evidence to guide treatment. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oh my aching back: Do yoga, tai chi or qigong help?

It's a pain. About 80 percent of adults in the United States will experience lower back pain at some point. Treating back pain typically involves medication, including opioids, surgery, therapy and self-care options. Efforts ...

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