Psychology & Psychiatry

How language proficiency correlates with cognitive skills

An international team of researchers carried out an experiment at HSE University demonstrating that knowledge of several languages can improve the performance of the human brain. In their study, they registered a correlation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

False virus cure claims infect the internet

Gargle salt water, use herbal eyedrops, steam-clean a face mask—false claims about how to combat a deadly coranavirus epidemic emerging out of China are flooding the internet.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How we discovered a personality profile linked to war crimes

Former US Private First Class Stephen Green was found guilty of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl and murdering her family in Mahmudiyah, Iraq in 2006. Four years later, US Corporal Jeremy Morlock was convicted of ambushing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided the outbreak of 2019-nCoV constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) as more countries reported confirmed cases of the coronavirus. ...

Health

Be wary of online probiotic health-benefit claims

The public should be wary of searching for probiotic information online as most webpages originate from unreliable sources and the health-benefit claims are often not supported by robust scientific evidence.

Health

Authors say vaccine advocates must harness power of story

You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas ...

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