Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis A infections soaring: CDC

(HealthDay)—The number of Americans infected with hepatitis A has grown nearly 300% in just three years, health officials reported Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skin diseases are more common than we think

Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology study estimates the prevalence ...

Neuroscience

When there's an audience, people's performance improves

Often, people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.

Neuroscience

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do you exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes in your brain, or does that awareness come from a broad network of neural ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers examind equine-assisted learning

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently completed one of the first studies to explore how working with horses can develop emotional intelligence in humans. UK Center for Leadership Development ...

Health

Social media is mixed blessing in epidemics: WHO

Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites boost public awareness of disease outbreaks but also make it more difficult to separate fact from fiction, world health officials said Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens maintain their religion

High school is a turbulent time for adolescents. Every parent knows these are the years when teens begin to spread their wings, develop their own self-awareness and confirm their identification with specific social groups ...

Neuroscience

Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict current theories ...

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