Health informatics

Anti-science, partisan tweets could flag an outbreak

In the realm of social media, anti-science views about COVID-19 align so closely with political ideology—especially among conservatives—that its predictability offers a strategy to help protect public health, a new USC ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links belief in science to mask-wearing during the pandemic

Individuals' perceptions of science as a source of superior knowledge can predict the likelihood of mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by University of Maine psychology researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Survey reveals racial, political differences in COVID-19 responses

America's stark racial disparities in health care have been exposed by COVID-19, but a new study from Michigan State University suggests that Black individuals are more likely than conservative White people to adhere to public ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Cognitive decline distorts political choices, study says

Identification along the liberal/conservative spectrum may last a lifetime, but cognitive decline distorts our political choices, according to the first-of-its-kind study led by the University of California, Irvine. For those ...

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 ...

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