Psychology & Psychiatry

Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights

Science fiction has struggled to achieve the same credibility as highbrow literature. In 2019, the celebrated author Ian McEwan dismissed science fiction as the stuff of "anti-gravity boots" rather than "human dilemmas." ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns against novel coronavirus 'blanket measures'

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned against "blanket measures" over the novel coronavirus outbreak, pointing out the epidemic outside of China was only affecting a "tiny" proportion of the population.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taiwan hits out at China virus travel bans

Taiwan on Tuesday hit out at countries that "confuse" it with China after the Philippines became the latest to impose a travel ban on the island over the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China turns to AI, data in fight against virus

A man who had travelled to Wuhan—the central city at the heart of China's coronavirus crisis –- was surprised when police showed up at his door after he returned home, asking to check his temperature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Severe' hospital bed shortage at China virus epicentre: officials

Authorities in China warned Wednesday they faced a severe shortage of hospital beds and equipment needed to treat a growing number of patients stricken by the new coronavirus, as cities far from the epicentre tightened their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus deaths rise as WHO says 'opportunity' to halt spread

The world has a "window of opportunity" to halt the spread of a deadly new virus, global health experts said, as the number of people infected in China jumped to 24,000 and millions more were ordered to stay indoors.

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More Chinese cities shut down as virus death toll rises

Millions more people have been ordered to stay indoors as China battles to curb the spread of a new virus that authorities said Wednesday has already killed nearly 500 people.

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