Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wearing a mask: For yourself or for others?

Protecting one's own health is generally an important motive for voluntarily wearing a face mask during the pandemic. However, for younger people the desire to protect others plays a decisive role in their decision to wear ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

AP-NORC poll: Inequity in community support for older adults

Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Youth focus of COVID-19 infections in Mexico's 3rd wave

Hours after Mexico City authorities raised the capital's COVID-19 alert level in the face of surging infections, especially among young people, residents packed a plaza on a pleasant evening in the charming Coyoacan borough.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated to slow surge

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Wednesday urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring down the high number of infections and get vaccinated, saying their activities are key to slowing the surge during the Olympics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ireland to vaccinate teens as Delta concerns linger

Ireland will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 12 and up, the government said Tuesday, warning the Delta variant still poses "a significant risk" in the country despite a high-tempo jabs rollout.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distancing and handwashing down before COVID-19 lockdown lifted

Two thirds (65%) of people say they don't always maintain the recommended distance from those not in their household or bubble, compared to half (50%) who said they did at the end of 2020, find UCL researchers as part of ...


WHO sounds alarm on 'harmful' e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry's "criminal" tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

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