Psychology & Psychiatry

Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence

People with higher incomes tend to feel prouder, more confident and less afraid than people with lower incomes, but not necessarily more compassionate or loving, according to research published by the American Psychological ...

Overweight & Obesity

Lockdowns made taming obesity even tougher, study shows

(HealthDay)—People struggling with obesity fared poorly during the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year, with their weight-control plans flying off the rails as they coped with the stress of the global pandemic, two new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why males may have a worse response to COVID-19

If you ask most women about how their male relatives, partners and friends respond to being sick, they'll often tell you with an accompanying eye roll, "He's such a baby." "He's extra whiny." Or "he exaggerates so much." ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stem cell function may explain higher colon cancer rate in males

Colon cancers have a higher incidence in males, which is in part related to much higher androgen levels in males compared to females. Scientists have now discovered a link between androgens and stem cells that could contribute ...

Health

Why you need more vitamin D in the winter

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Vitamin D, which is made in our skin following sunlight exposure and also found in oily fish (mackerel, tuna and sardines), mushrooms and fortified ...

Health

Nurse certification may promote evidence-based practice in ICU

(HealthDay)—Nurses with specialty certification may speed translation of evidence-based research into everyday clinical practice, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.

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