Psychology & Psychiatry

Aging and fake news: It's not the story you think it is

Not being able to distinguish fake news from real news can have serious consequences for a person's physical, emotional and financial well-being—especially for older adults, who in general have more financial assets and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bulgaria, EU's least vaccinated nation, faces deadly surge

Standing outside the rundown public hospital in Bulgaria's northern town of Veliko Tarnovo, the vaccination unit's chief nurse voices a sad reality about her fellow citizens: "They don't believe in vaccines."

Vaccination

Fake news and mistrust leave Bulgaria lagging in Covid jab race

It's getting close to lunchtime and a COVID-19 vaccination centre in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is almost empty, a vivid example of the way the country's immunisation effort is hamstrung by fake news and widespread mistrust.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Africa, vaccine hesitancy adds to slow rollout of doses

Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The influence of fake food

Digitisation and globalization mean that today, a large proportion of the world can access content and opinion in an instant and conversely share their own content and opinions just as quickly. The search engines and the ...

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