Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adherence to quarantine during COVID-19 pandemic

Information, social influence, the practicalities of isolation and a clear understanding of the benefits of quarantine are key to people adhering to this measure to contain infectious disease outbreaks, according to new research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What features make text-based counseling effective?

A fascinating new study has shown that the duration of a text-based counseling session, the length of the counselor's messages, and quick response time by the counselor are important factors in determining the impact of counseling. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

LGBT health improves when friends are just like them

Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Science Says: How risky is that virus? Your mind may mislead

Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody stuck out a hand to shake.

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