Psychology & Psychiatry

Tools for managing stress and anxiety while self-quarantined

It's normal to feel anxious during times of transition, change or uncertainty. When life feels unpredictable it's crucial to focus on our mental health, connections with family and friends and self-care. Here are some tools ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Three lessons from the AIDS crisis

As my governor closes all the public schools and public libraries here in Seattle, I'm thinking about 1981—the year when newspapers in New York and Los Angeles reported that a strange new virus was killing healthy young ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New communication technique helps people with dementia

People with advanced dementia could be helped to interact through a non-verbal communication technique known as 'Adaptive Interaction', researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered.

HIV & AIDS

Twin epidemics: HIV and Hepatitis C in the urban Northeast

A new Yale study looks at the scope and consequences of a burgeoning health problem in the cities of the U.S. Northeast: concurrent infection with both HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV). The study appears online in the May 14 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links disease, poverty and biodiversity

Poverty and disease often come together. That much is well understood. But how much does poverty foster disease? Or, how much can disease perpetuate poverty? And what's the role of nature, given that so many infectious diseases ...

Health

Study documents high incidence of Pica in Madagascar

(Medical Xpress)—Pica—craving and intentionally consuming nonfood substances, such as earth—and amylophagy, eating raw starches—are widespread among people around the world, including the U.S. Some 180 species of ...

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