Health

Doubt cast over face mask benefit

Face masks are a common sight in some of the world's most polluted cities but a recent study has cast fresh doubt over their effectiveness.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Seeing' faces through touch

Our sense of touch can contribute to our ability to perceive faces, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Pediatrics

Child behavior associated with clinician sevoflurane exposure

(HealthDay)—Negative behavior among children undergoing elective ear, nose, and throat surgery is associated with higher mean and maximum sevoflurane concentrations in the anesthesiologist's breathing zone, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prudence mixes with fatalism over MERS at hajj

Mohammed Shuaib wears a mask as he walks amid a flood of Muslims arriving for the hajj, but his wariness about the deadly MERS virus that has struck Saudi Arabia doesn't seem to be widely shared.

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