Gerontology & Geriatrics

Your guide to bedpans and bedpan alternatives

Sometimes a person may not be able to make it to the bathroom on their own, either because they are recovering from surgery or have long-term health issues.

Pediatrics

Q&A: Constipation in children

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 10-year-old daughter spends hours in the bathroom daily. Every time I inquire, she tells me she is constipated. We do not eat out a lot, and we incorporate fruits or vegetables at each meal. She also ...

Health

Social distancing alarms outrage workers at French firm

A global maker of wipes and toilet paper has created a stink among its French employees after asking them to carry a device that goes off if they violate social distancing rules in the workplace.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What motivates changing behaviors during COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make some pretty interesting decisions like buying in bulk, wearing face masks and physically distancing from other people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Puzzling New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 17 cases

A puzzling new outbreak of the coronavirus in New Zealand's largest city grew to 17 cases on Thursday, with officials saying the number will likely increase further.

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