Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Different types of COVID-19 tests

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: There has been a lot of information about different tests for COVID-19, including a test that determines whether you have it and an antibody test. I'm not sure I know what test I should request or if I should ...

Health

Keeping fit is more than physical—it's a state of mind

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

From happy to fuming in seconds

Why does a mild-mannered person flip out completely when they are cut off in traffic?

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Grit' adds little to prediction of academic achievement

Personality characteristics - especially conscientiousness - have previously been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However, a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extroverted populations have lower savings rates

Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, says Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga's Institute for Management and Innovation.

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