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The science behind the appeal of pumpkin spice

Fall is still days away but at coffee shops and grocery stores, it's already peak autumn thanks to the arrival of a certain flavor that has come to signal the season's unofficial start. Everyone knows, it's pumpkin spice ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Avatars may help elicit embarrassing information

People would rather give information to other people, although an anonymous avatar might be preferred if the information being shared is embarrassing, University of Otago research has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus-wracked Indonesia to loosen COVID-19 curbs

Virus-wracked Indonesia said Sunday that small businesses and some shopping malls could reopen despite warnings that loosening curbs could spark another devastating COVID-19 wave, even as it moved to extend a web of restrictions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SKorea hits third straight record high in COVID cases

South Korea reported 1,378 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a record high for the third day in a row as the country prepared to impose its highest-level curbs in the greater capital area next week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SKorea to raise COVID-19 restrictions to highest level in capital

South Korea will raise coronavirus curbs to their highest level in the Seoul metropolitan area, the country's prime minister said Friday, warning a record spike in new cases had reached "maximum crisis level".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some aren't ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance

Like more than 120 million other Americans, Jan Massie is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can pretty much give up wearing a mask under the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But she's ...

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