Psychology & Psychiatry

'Pet prep' could be key to disaster survival

James Cook University researchers have discovered most pet owners have inadequate plans for their pets if a natural disaster strikes—but disaster response planners may be able to turn this into a positive.

Medical research

Experiments challenge cognitive-map hypothesis in mice

A team of researchers at the Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, in the U.K. reports a study that challenges the cognitive-map hypothesis for animals. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clean water and toilets for healthy shelters

Regular, standardized assessments of evacuation shelters can help keep people healthy following natural disasters, according to research published by Tohoku University scientists and colleagues in the journal Heliyon. The ...

Vaccination

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

Homeless Americans who have been left off priority lists for coronavirus vaccinations—or even bumped aside as states shifted eligibility to older age groups—are finally getting their shots as vaccine supplies increase.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trench fever in urban people who are homeless

A disease common during the First World War, trench fever, has been found in some urban populations experiencing homelessness in Canada, and physicians should be aware of this potentially fatal disease, highlights a practice ...

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