Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills over 2,300 in Nigeria's worst outbreak in years

Cholera has killed more than 2,300 people and infected thousands more, mostly children, in Nigeria since the start of the year, a senior health official said on Monday, in the nation's worst outbreak in years.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effective anxiety therapy changes personality

Previous research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has shown that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from two types of therapy. But in a new NTNU study, the same patients also exhibited ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smartphone app to change your personality

How quickly can personality traits be modified? An international research team led by the University of Zurich has shown that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months. And ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The unintended consequence of becoming empathetic

When people say that they want to change things about their personalities, they might not know about the inadvertent consequences these changes could bring. In fact, changes in personality may also lead to changes in political ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What anxiety does to our breathing

Stressful situations can cause anxiety, our body's natural response to stress. But feelings of apprehension can also be accompanied by physical effects such as rapid breathing, increased heart rate and nausea. How our brain ...

Health

Designing a diet app with a human-centered approach

Mobile health apps for managing chronic diseases and for overall health and wellness are increasing in popularity. These apps have the potential to guide behavior change through education, diet and activity tracking, and ...

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