Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

An elderly passenger on board a Royal Caribbean "cruise to nowhere" has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the voyage to be cut short as the vessel returned to Singapore on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Austria announces 4-week partial lockdown starting Tuesday

Austria on Saturday announced a partial shutdown that will see restaurants and bars closed for four weeks, cultural, sports and leisure activities canceled, and residents asked to stay home after 8 p.m. as the government ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greek PM declares partial coronavirus lockdown

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday declared a one-month partial coronavirus lockdown, shutting down restaurants and other leisure activities in Athens and other major cities from Tuesday.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study raises questions about role of leisure activity in dementia

Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. But a new study found no association between taking part in leisure ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your pandemic hobby might be doing more good than you know

Maybe it was the meme that pointed out how Shakespeare used his time in quarantine to write "King Lear." Maybe it was all those photos of sourdough bread in your social media feed. Maybe you're just bored.

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