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An imperative for psychiatrists to act now
How psychiatrists can contribute to diminish the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is discussed. (2020-05-27)
How exposure to negative feedback in influences goal-directed consumer behaviors
Threats to self-esteem and negative feedback are pervasive in today's society. (2020-05-26)
COVID-19 pandemic uniting Canadians like no other event in decades
A new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto finds a cross-partisan consensus on battling COVID-19 in Canada. (2020-05-25)
NUI Galway study compares the health of Irish children to those across Europe and Canada
A new report, Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-being, published today by WHO Regional Office for Europe, compiles extensive data on the physical health, social relationships and mental well-being of 227 441 schoolchildren aged 11, 13 and 15, from 45 countries. (2020-05-21)
How social media platforms can contribute to dehumanizing people
A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how social media can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people. (2020-05-20)
Spending on primary care vs. other US health care expenditures
National health care survey data were used to assess the amount of money spent on primary care relative to other areas of health care spending in the US from 2002 to 2016. (2020-05-18)
Factors associated with firearm suicide risk
Researchers compared the risk of suicide by firearm based on sociodemographic characteristics of US adults. (2020-05-18)
How experiencing traumatic stress leads to aggression
Traumatic stress can cause aggression by strengthening two brain pathways involved in emotion, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-05-18)
The brain's facial recognition area doesn't differentiate outgroup members
A quirk in how the brain processes faces makes it harder to tell members of a racial outgroup apart, according to new research published in eNeuro. (2020-05-18)
Latest 'Youth COVID-19' study shows young people worried for their future
Latest 'Youth Covid-19' study shows young people worried for their future prospects in the 'new normal'. (2020-05-18)
Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter
A new species of fungus has been discovered via Twitter and christened accordingly -- Troglomyces twitteri. (2020-05-15)
Impacts of different social distancing interventions detectable two weeks later, shows German modeling study
In Germany, growth of COVID-19 cases declined after a series of three social distancing interventions, detectable at a two-week delay following each intervention, but only after the third- a far-reaching contact ban -- did cases decline significantly. (2020-05-15)
Online romance scams: A modern form of fraud
This paper presents a scoping review of the quantitative and qualitative evidence on this issue, focusing on epidemiological aspects, relational dynamics, and the psychological characteristics of victims and scammers. (2020-05-15)
Assessment of deaths from COVID-19, seasonal influenza
Publicly available data were used to analyze the number of deaths from seasonal influenza deaths compared with deaths from COVID-19. (2020-05-14)
Nutrimedia, a resource that assesses the veracity of messages about food and nutrition
The journal PLOS ONE has published an article that explains the methodology used by Nutrimedia to assess the veracity of messages about nutrition. (2020-05-14)
Social good creates economic boost
As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study out of Australia and Sweden has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but are also much more important for job creation than previously thought. (2020-05-14)
Effectiveness of programs to enhance aspects of wisdom
This study combined the results of 57 studies with 7,000 participants to examine how effective are interventions and programs to enhance the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of wisdom. (2020-05-13)
School closure during COVID-19 pandemic
 The effectiveness of school closure as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic is discussed. (2020-05-13)
Low-income children and COVID-19
Hardships faced by low-income children during the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed, and educational and policy reforms for the future are suggested in this article. (2020-05-13)
Game plan for resumption of sport, exercise after COVID-19 infection
Recommendations for resuming intense exercise training for athletes and highly active people with COVID-19 are discussed. (2020-05-13)
Misleading information in 1 in 4 most viewed YouTube COVID-19 videos in English
More than one in four of the most viewed COVID-19 videos on YouTube in spoken English contains misleading or inaccurate information, reveals the first study of its kind, published online in BMJ Global Health. (2020-05-13)
Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines
Public health bodies should consider incentivizing social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. (2020-05-12)
The economic gap also affects the consumption of screens by children
The presence and variety of mobile devices in Spanish households, regardless of social and economic circumstances, has been mainstream for years. (2020-05-12)
Research shows even animals benefit from social distance to prevent disease
Microorganisms living inside and on our body play a crucial role in both the maintenance of our health and the development of disease. (2020-05-11)
GW survey evaluates influence of social media in attracting patients
A recent survey from the George Washington University suggests that patients do not take social media into consideration when looking for a dermatologist and recommend that practitioners should use social media as a tool in engaging and educating patients. (2020-05-07)
Do I look mad? Reading facial cues with the touch-screen generation
Are today's children, who grew up with mobile technology from birth, worse at reading emotions and picking up cues from people's faces than children who didn't grow up with tablets and smartphones? (2020-05-07)
Does posting edited self photos on social media increase risk of eating disorders?
New research published in International Journal Eating Disorders revealed a consistent and direct link between posting edited photos on Instagram and risk factors for eating disorders. (2020-05-06)
Be clear, positive, and targeted, to help public stick to social distancing, governments urged
Clear, positive, messaging that is segmented by age, culture, and geography is key to helping the public stick to social distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 infection, say behavioral experts in a commentary accepted for publication in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2020-05-06)
Considering social influences across the customer journey
Including social influences into customer journey models uncovers new implications for marketers. (2020-05-05)
Editing selfies is counter productive: Study
Girls and young women shouldn't spend a lot of time editing selfies for social media because it negatively influences their thoughts about their looks, according to a new Flinders University publication. (2020-05-05)
40 years of A Piece of My Mind essays
JAMA is commemorating 40 years of publishing A Piece of My Mind essays with this theme issue of 40 favorite essays from the past 10 years. (2020-05-05)
Canadian chiropractors remove vaccination info on websites after media coverage
The research team conducted a prospective cohort study focused on Canadian chiropractors' websites between July 2016 and April 2019. (2020-05-05)
Safely relaxing social distancing comes down to numbers
Your house number could be the key to the safe relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions if governments follow a new exit strategy proposal published today in the British Medical Journal. (2020-05-05)
Software flaws often first reported on social media networks, PNNL researchers find
Software vulnerabilities are more likely to be discussed on social media before they're revealed on a government reporting site, a practice that could pose a national security threat, according to computer scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (2020-05-04)
Ophthalmology after COVID-19
Changes in ophthalmology practices after the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed in this article. (2020-05-04)
Assessment of QT intervals in case series of patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin
Case series assesses QT intervals for French patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treated with hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin. (2020-05-01)
Data-based COVID-19 transmission model suggests social distancing worked in Wuhan and Shanghai
A new COVID-19 transmission model, based on contact survey data from nearly 1200 people in the cities of Wuhan and Shanghai, China, suggests that strict social distancing measures implemented there were sufficient to curtail the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-04-29)
Media bias with corporate social irresponsibility events
News media do not report corporate misconduct - such as environmental offenses or corruption - consistently and independently. (2020-04-29)
A one-hour exercise early in college improves career outcomes for black students years later
A one-hour exercise designed to increase feelings of social belonging administered during the first year of college appears to significantly improve the lives and careers of black students up to 11 years later, psychologists report. (2020-04-29)
Large differences in personality traits between patients with social anxiety disorder
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. (2020-04-29)
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