Psychology & Psychiatry

Long social isolation can lead to poor health

For many people around the world, it's been at least a month since mandatory stay-at-home orders were issued because of a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Overweight & Obesity

CDC: Prevalence of obesity 42.4 percent in 2017 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is a rare disease? It's not as simple as it sounds

You may not know, however, that being diagnosed with a rare disease means you are part of a community of up to two million Australians with one of these conditions. And more than 300 million people globally.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick?

You may sometimes have felt like you "have come down with a virus," meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus—actually, many—all the time. Some ...

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