Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding social distancing and how it helps

Social distancing is the least restrictive means to contain a pandemic. But considering the widespread misunderstanding about the term, it makes sense to start with what social distancing is not.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can 360 video experiences benefit affect?

A new study has shown that experiencing personalized experiences in a virtual reality setting can improve affect among university students. The study, which also showed that the use of personalized 360 video experiences is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China expands transport ban to 13 cities, 41 mln affected

China on Friday added four more cities to a transport ban around the epicentre of a deadly virus, restricting the movement of some 41 million people in 13 cities as authorities scramble to control the disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The hidden psychology of the Christmas 'poker face'

Imagine the scene—gleeful children ripping open presents, harassed parents surveying the carnage of once-tidy homes, disgruntled relatives muttering disapproval into their third glass of sherry. All familiar sights around ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why you shouldn't force the kids to hug Granny at Christmas

Granny, who lives interstate and whom the kids haven't seen since last year, is visiting for Christmas. She loves the kids and is eager to scoop them up and smother them with kisses. The young children, who only have a vague ...

Health

Healthy holiday sleep for kids: a how to

Christmas, summer holidays, family gatherings – excitement and anticipation abound in young children's lives this time of year as do late nights and early rising with the sun – all potential sleep disruptors.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to end an unhealthy relationship

Our relationships with people, whether they are between friends, significant others or family, are an essential part of life. But some relationships may be toxic, and one Baylor College of Medicine expert discusses the importance ...