Psychology & Psychiatry

One in 10 Florida teens report engaging in 'digital self-harm'

Approximately 10% of Florida middle and high school students report having engaged in "digital self-harm"—they have cyberbullied themselves. It is an emerging form of self-harm that may be increasing among adolescents, ...

Vaccination

Q&A: A life-changing vaccine, if we do it right

Pfizer's announcement that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine appears to be more than 90% effective has provided hope for relief from the increasingly calamitous onslaught of the virus. We asked Yale SOM's Dr. Howard Forman, ...

Health

More economic worries mean less caution about COVID-19

Workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19, such as physical distancing, limiting trips from home and washing hands, according to a Washington State University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Paying people to self-isolate saves lives and money

The success of second lockdowns around the UK will depend not just on people following the general rules but also on positive cases and their contacts self-isolating entirely.

Oncology & Cancer

One last trip: When tourism embraces the terminally ill

Since the latter half of the 20th century, vacationing has grown increasingly synonymous with tourism. This has been attributed to disposable incomes rising for many people, budget commercial airlines taking to the sky, and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups.

Surgery

Getting a hip replacement? Choice of hospital can be crucial

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a spotlight on disparities in the U.S. health care system. But the issues are longstanding, and—as one large study illustrates—extend into a common elective surgery.

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