Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus

A surprise birthday party that resulted in 18 people testing positive for the coronavirus has left a North Texas man horrified as his father continues to fight for his life in a hospital intensive care unit.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis

Results from a new study indicate that many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis, and those who choose dialysis to please their doctors or family members may be more likely to experience regret. The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drastic changes in social lives raise future mental health concerns

People's social lives aren't what they used to be. But exactly how they've changed and what it might mean for mental health is what psycho-linguistic researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are trying to figure out ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Middle age may be much more stressful now than in the '90s

If life feels more stressful now than it did a few decades ago, you're not alone. Even before the novel coronavirus started sweeping the globe, a new study found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: COVID-19 deaths for people over 80 are 5 times average

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing "untold fear and suffering" for older people around the world who are dying at a higher rate, and especially for those over age 80, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: When can a sick family member rejoin the household?

When can a sick family member rejoin the household? There's not enough testing capacity in most communities to follow ideal procedures, so it's difficult to tell when a person with COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

8 tips to reduce parenting stress during the coronavirus pandemic

Parenting can be tough at the best of times, but family life has changed dramatically during social isolation that's been mandated by COVID-19. The good news is that children thrive in an incredible variety of settings. Emerging ...

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