Health

Journey to the land of lockdown dreams

As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, billions of people in the world have learned just what the word "lockdown" means. As the days stretched into weeks and even months, sleep was one of the rare escapes from confinement—but ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain's 'updating mechanisms' may create false memories

A study published in Current Biology reports on one of the first comprehensive characterizations of poorly formed memories, and may offer a framework to explore different therapeutic approaches to fear, memory and anxiety ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Daily Internet use is linked to social isolation

New research has found that older adults who go online every day are more likely to be socially isolated than those who use the internet less frequently.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus tests are pretty accurate, but far from perfect

Widespread testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is important to both slow the virus and gain information about how widespread it is in the U.S. But a second aspect of testing has gotten less attention: accuracy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver disease is underdiagnosed in the US

A condition involving excess fat buildup in the liver is grossly underdiagnosed in the United States, according to an analysis of Medicare claims data. The condition, called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is often ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope—maybe unrealistic—that an end to the pandemic may arrive ...

Vaccination

'Dirty' mice could help make a more effective flu vaccine

A new study calls into question the reliance on disease-free laboratory mice for testing new influenza (flu) vaccines. Instead, studying mice that have been exposed to other illnesses could help make vaccine development processes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual reality makes empathy easier

Virtual reality activates brain networks that increase your ability to identify with other people, according to new research published in eNeuro. The technology could become a tool in the treatment of violent offenders to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers eye value of universal COVID-19 testing

Universal testing for COVID-19 may not be the best way to keep people safe, despite growing calls for ramped up screening. In fact, testing everyone—instead of continuing to test presumptive-positive and high-risk people—could ...

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