In medieval Europe Passover was a touchpoint for violence and libel against Jews.
The coronavirus pandemic is placing immense mental and physical pressures on NHS staff.
Many governments say they are led by the science – so how do they come to such different conclusions?
It might seem like the constant reminder of how much danger we are in would make us act responsibly, but research suggests the contrary is true.
Comparing death tolls between COVID-19 and the flu is the wrong way to gauge which disease is a bigger threat, according to researchers who study how people understand math.
OK, we're all getting a little stir-crazy from staying at home. But is a mixed drink with vitamins added really something we should consider?
To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.
University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing a vaccine patch for COVID-19 that is as easy to apply as a Band-Aid.
Sales of alcohol have reported jumped by around a quarter as people bulk buy wine, beers and spirits. That could lead to a range of short-term and long-term problems.
A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
If you wear latex gloves for protection, you need to change them as often as your hands need to be washed.
Buildings with lots of occupants such as tower blocks and hospitals could be a hidden risk in the battle against COVID-19.
We need any new laws on what we can and can't do to be clear to all, applied consistently and transparently, which is not the case at the moment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms might seem to be safer places to work and socialise, but online abuse is expected to rise – and women are at a higher risk.
Helping international students is in Australia's best interest. Universities rely on them to stay afloat, and in 2018, Australian universities contributed $41 billion to the economy.
Controlled coughing can help people with cystic fibrosis, under supervision and in hospital. But when done at home, it could help spread the coronavirus.
While there may be benefits to wearing face masks in some situations, the evidence doesn't support wearing them all the time.
Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
Last month, Australia announced a pause on all elective surgeries. This could have mixed effects now and in the longer term.
We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.