Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Social cohesion found to be key risk factor in early COVID infections

Social cohesion, normally associated with positive outcomes in physical and mental health, can be a liability during a pandemic, according to new research by the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Washington.


Being in nature: Good for mind, body and nutrition

In late 2020, Canadian doctors made headlines for "prescribing nature," or recommended time outdoors based on research that suggests people who spent two or more hours in nature per week improved their health and well-being. ...


Good neighbors are good for your health

Neighborhood relationships and social connections protected against loneliness, depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicides fall during pandemic

While suicide levels in the USA fell during the first year of the pandemic, Australian researchers warn the lower suicide rate now faces the challenge of dealing with the COVID-19 health and socio-economic gap in society.   ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modeling how the a pandemic makes us tired

Societies act rationally and in solidarity—but also increasingly experience a sense of fatigue, says a study by Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens experienced helplessness when exposed to secondhand racism

This past year has been transformational in terms of not only a global pandemic but a sustained focus on racism and systemic injustice. There has been a widespread circulation of images and videos in the news and online. ...


Young women 'most resistant' group to vaccinations in Australia

Young women are the most reluctant group in Australia to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but their attitudes could change depending on their confidence in government, new findings from The Australian National University (ANU) ...

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