Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Swine flu killed more Britons last winter than in pandemic

More people in Britain died after contracting swine flu last winter, with most deaths among young and middle-aged adults, than during the pandemic a year earlier, official figures showed on Wednesday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Certain smiles aren't all they're cracked up to be

Sweaty palms, a racing heart, a faltering voice. Many people find public speaking unpleasant. The mere anticipation of social evaluation increases the activity of almost all body systems related to stress, with particularly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Beware of evening stress

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body's stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, suggesting possible vulnerability to stress in the evening.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fourth case of SARS-like virus hits Britain

A third member of a family has been diagnosed in Britain with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus, officials said Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases worldwide to 12.