Neuroscience

How we retrieve our knowledge about the world

In order to find our way in the world, we classify it into concepts, such as "telephone." Until now, it was unclear how the brain retrieves these when we only encounter the word and don't perceive the objects directly. Scientists ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How accurate are virtual assessments of cognitive function?

Virtual care provided through telephone or videoconference has been broadly implemented in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new analysis of published studies has examined the accuracy and reliability of virtual ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New symptoms common four months after COVID-19

(HealthDay)—About half of survivors of COVID-19 who have been hospitalized report symptoms that did not exist before their COVID-19 illness, according to a study published online March 17 in the Journal of the American ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Patient age linked to choice of telepsychiatry visit type

Patient age is associated with the choice of telepsychiatry visit type, and many patients report being likely to continue with telepsychiatry even after in-person visits are available, according to a study published in the ...

Health

In-person clinic visits at VA down by half early in pandemic

(HealthDay)—During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a 56 percent decline in in-person visits across Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient facilities, which is only partly offset by more than a twofold increase ...

Oncology & Cancer

Telephone interventions could be used to reduce symptoms of cancer

Telephone interventions could be used to successfully treat symptoms of cancer such as fatigue, depression and anxiety, new research in theCochrane Libraryreports. This could help patients receive the care they need during ...

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