Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic worriers shown to have impaired general cognitive abilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our psychological limits. Some have been more affected than others by the stress of potential illness and the confusion of constantly changing health information and new restrictions. A new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How a natural disaster can bring couples closer

Although natural disasters can cause horrific damage to homes and infrastructure, they can bring married couples closer together, at least temporarily. That's according to a first-of-its-kind study from researchers at The ...

Medical research

Chili peppers and hugs: What inspired Nobel medicine winners

David Julius was browsing a supermarket aisle filled with chili pepper sauces when he turned to his wife, a fellow scientist, and said he thought it was time he finally solved how certain chemicals cause the sensation of ...

Health

How vitamin E acetate might injure vapers' lungs

E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. Studies have linked vitamin E acetate, an oily substance in some vaping liquids, to the disorder. Now, researchers ...

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