Genetics

Genetic data may up diagnostic efficiency for rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—Converting genotype information into an interpretable probability value for five different inflammatory arthritis-causing diseases could potentially improve the diagnostic efficiency of rheumatic disease, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining the impact of major life events on wellbeing

Major life events, such as marriage, death of a loved one, or bankruptcy, all affect our wellbeing. Now, for the first time, researchers have compared the differing impact of these events on the happiness and life satisfaction ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression viewed differently when thought to be biological

People who believe more strongly that depression is biologically caused also tend to think it is more severe and long lasting, compared to those who see less of a role for biological causes, a new Rutgers study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Post-pandemic mental health wave coming, study finds

Canadian mental health has taken a severe hit during the pandemic with the nation seeing exploding rates of anxiety and depression, increased use of alcohol and drugs, and difficulty accessing important supports, according ...

Neuroscience

Babies know when you imitate them—and like it

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anti-viral drug remdesivir effective against coronavirus, study finds

Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night, three weeks after America's top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the ...

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