Psychology & Psychiatry

A study predicts smooth interaction between humans and robots

According to a new study by Tampere University in Finland, making eye contact with a robot may have the same effect on people as eye contact with another person. The results predict that interaction between humans and humanoid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Merkel 'deeply concerned' by rapid jump in coronavirus infections

Chancellor Angela Merkel is deeply worried about sharply rising new coronavirus infections in Germany, her spokesman said Monday, urging citizens to keep to strict hygiene measures including masks if social distancing cannot ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up COVID quarantines

The World Health Organization's European director warned national governments Thursday against reducing the quarantine period for people potentially exposed to the coronavirus, even as he acknowledged that COVID-19 "fatigue" ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to extend virus curbs to May 3: state govt sources

Germany is poised to extend restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus to May 3, regional government sources said Wednesday, hours ahead of key talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the issue.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health or wealth? Nations pressured to loosen virus rules

As the coronavirus throws millions out of work and devastates economies worldwide, governments are struggling with the delicate balance between keeping people safe from a highly contagious disease and making sure they can ...

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