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

Tackling COVID disinformation with empathy and conversation

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by an "infodemic" of false information and conspiracy theories since the virus first emerged nearly two years ago. Exposure to misinformation can reduce plans to get vaccinated, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fighting COVID-19 misinformation

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide, two public health experts and associate professors at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation are highlighting the importance of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression isn't 'crying in the corner'

Employees who experience depression are tasked with the decision to disclose their mental health to others at work.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine hesitancy poses threat to efforts to end pandemic

Although demand for COVID-19 vaccines currently seems high, vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health efforts to end the pandemic, according to an editorial published today in the journal Science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Misinformation about infectious diseases can be debunked

According to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet, misinformation about infectious diseases can be debunked most effectively by first stating the false information and then correcting it with the correct information. ...

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