Psychology & Psychiatry

Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation

A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. New research found that people who are narcissistic may also be more politically ...

Health

Poor sleep quality linked to multiple chronic conditions

When clinicians focus on lifestyle changes to manage and prevent multiple chronic conditions, they will often ask patients about their alcohol consumption, smoking habits, exercise regime and diet. But what about the quality ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The voices missing from South Africa's response to COVID-19

Ten days after South Africa reported its first case of COVID-19 on 5 March 2020, the government moved quickly to declare a national state of disaster. Within days a National Coronavirus Command Council had been formed, travel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Can S. Korea be a model for virus-hit countries?

A rapid surge in coronavirus cases saw South Korea become one of the world's worst-affected countries outside China, but it has since cut infection rates significantly and has one of the lowest fatality rates anywhere.

Pediatrics

Could cutting urban blight reduce teen murders?

Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions—vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and less-traveled thoroughfares—were ...