HIV & AIDS

2014 to 2019 saw increase in HIV testing, but rates remain low

(HealthDay)—The percentage of males and nonpregnant females aged ≥13 years with commercial insurance or Medicaid who received HIV testing increased from 2014 to 2019, but remained below 6 percent, according to research ...

Neuroscience

Brain connections mean some people lack visual imagery

New research has revealed that people with the ability to visualize vividly have a stronger connection between their visual network and the regions of the brain linked to decision-making. The study also sheds light on memory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-collected saliva samples prove effective for diagnosing COVID-19

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have found that SARS-CoV-2 genetic material can be reliably detected in self-collected saliva samples at a rate similar to that of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The marshmallow test revisited

When kids "pass" the marshmallow test, are they simply better at self-control or is something else going on? A new UC San Diego study revisits the classic psychology experiment and reports that part of what may be at work ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong offers universal virus testing, with Beijing's help

Hong Kong's leader on Friday said China would help authorities offer free coronavirus tests to residents as infections continue to rise in a finance hub where a deep distrust of Beijing has become embedded.

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