Health informatics

US traffic deaths rise to highest level since 2007

Even though Americans drove less in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, close to 39,000 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2020—the highest death toll since 2007, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risk-taking behavior has a signature in the brain, big data shows

What makes one person drive above the speed limit while another navigates steadily in the right lane? What motivates someone to leave a job with a steady paycheck to launch their own business while the other sticks to one ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find evidence of pandemic fatigue

A new study from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology shows that the behavioral responses to COVID-19 differed by age. The research, led by Jung Ki Kim, research associate professor at the USC Leonard Davis School, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US, Europe battle fresh virus surges

The United States on Thursday battled a resurgence of coronavirus cases in a number of states including Texas, while the World Health Organization warned that several European countries were also facing dangerous upticks.

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