Psychology & Psychiatry

If you expect an itch, you'll get an itch

If you expect something is going to itch, the itching really does get worse. Leiden health psychologist Danielle Bartels has proved the effect of negative expectations on itching. What's remarkable is that this nocebo effect ...

Medications

US approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

A COVID-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren't yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk.

Vaccination

Pfizer/BioNTech file for emergency approval for virus vaccine

Pfizer confirmed Friday and that it and partner BioNTech have applied for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first to do so in the US or Europe as the pandemic rages around the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia's virus epicentre records second day with no cases

Melbourne on Tuesday recorded its second consecutive day with no new coronavirus cases, as bars and restaurants in the epicentre of Australia's second-wave outbreak prepared to reopen after a lengthy lockdown.

Medications

EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug

The EU's medicines regulator on Friday gave the green light for the first injectable treatment for the HIV virus that causes AIDS, which could change the lives of millions of people.

Medical research

Nose's response to odors more than just a simple sum of parts

Take a sniff of a freshly poured glass of wine, and the prevailing scientific thinking would suggest that the harmony of fragrances involves sensory receptors in the nose simply adding up the individual odors they encounter. ...

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