Psychology & Psychiatry

Perception of COVID-19 vulnerability hurts job prospects

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the job market in ways policymakers couldn't have predicted 18 months ago. Among them is the creation of numerous job search hurdles for the unemployed, who also may be saddled with extrafamilial ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A visit to 'Dr. Google' makes patients better at diagnosis

Medical professionals often advise patients not to search the Internet for their symptoms before coming into the clinic, yet many people turn to "Dr. Google" when feeling sick. Concerns about "cyberchondria"—or increased ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Online search activity can help predict peaks in COVID-19 cases

Analyzing internet search activity is an established method of tracking and understanding infectious diseases, and is currently used to monitor seasonal flu. The new findings show that online search data can be used with ...

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