Stop taking health advice from social media influencers

Say you're scrolling through TikTok or Instagram and someone shares a video of a miracle cure. This supposed quick fix can reduce your weight, heal your gut, reduce bloating or completely cure your sickness. You figure, this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Co-workers can influence healthy eating choices

Scientists from Cologne and Utrecht have found that employees are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as well as engage in physical activity when their colleagues encourage a healthy lifestyle. Also, employees' healthy ...


How does social behavior lead to clusters of vaccine hesitancy?

Geographical pockets of vaccination behavior can be attributed to both pre-existing sociodemographic clusters as well as the way vaccine hesitancy spreads through neighboring societies, according to a new study publishing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology must act to address health inequities

Psychology must take concrete steps to expose and mitigate the impacts of systemic and structural factors that affect physical and mental health, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Environmental factors behind depression in Sri Lanka

Depression is influenced more by environmental factors than genetic ones, said a study conducted in Sri Lanka—a country devastated by a long-running civil war (1983–2009) and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, resulting in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Highly vaccinated UAE reports most virus cases in months

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday recorded its highest daily virus caseload in months, a spike that comes as the omicron variant races across the globe and the Mideast tourist hub prepares to welcome hordes of tourists ...

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