Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 makes us behave … or not

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a global health crisis, it's also a social and political one: the fight against the virus affects how people conduct their daily lives, respond to government policy and plan for their future ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multiple simulations best for COVID-19 predictions

Computer modelling used to forecast COVID-19 mortality contains significant uncertainty in its predictions, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the CWI institute in the Netherlands.

Health

Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tough virus rules imposed on Manchester after talks collapse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed strict coronavirus restrictions on England's second-largest urban area Tuesday, after talks with officials in Greater Manchester collapsed over how much financial aid should be ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Personality traits affect shelter at home compliance

A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when government policies were less restrictive, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NASA-style caution needed before allowing research to influence policy

Behavioural science should undergo rigorous testing and review before it informs public policy such as government responses to COVID-19, according to a paper in Nature Human Behaviour titled "Use caution when applying behavioural ...

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