Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mark your calendar: All infectious diseases are seasonal

Most of us are aware of the seasonal cycle of influenza outbreaks, which for Americans peak in the winter. In a new paper, Micaela Martinez, Ph.D., a scientist at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, makes a case ...

Health

Adjusting your body clock when the time changes

As we reset our clocks and watches for daylight saving time, it's a good opportunity to think about our body clocks as well. Our bodies naturally operate on 24-hour cycles, called circadian rhythms, that respond to external ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do the seasons affect how we think?

When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

School closures slow spread of pH1N1: study

Closing elementary and secondary schools can help slow the spread of infectious disease and should be considered as a control measure during pandemic outbreaks, according to a McMaster University led study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental well-being higher in the summer vs. fall

Mental distress tends to be lower in the summer when compared to the fall, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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