Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists call for a contact tracing app regulator

Rolling out contact-tracing apps for COVID-19 without considering their wide ethical and social implications can be "dangerous, costly and useless," argue four digital-ethics experts in a Comment piece in Nature.

Genetics

The expanding influence of genomics on society

From prenatal genetic screening to the genetic testing of women with family histories of breast cancer, genomics is rapidly becoming a fixture in our lives. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has, since ...

Health

Early palliative care avoids emergency stress

Cancer patients who receive early access to community-based palliative care are less likely to go to the emergency department coming towards the end of their life, according to Curtin University research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the brain

It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet a ...

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