The COVID-19 pandemic has meant an increased dependence on digital technologies. However, this comes with a serious threat to our personal privacy and property.
In their quest to feel high and relax, college students who use marijuana may be setting themselves back, research consistently shows.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
For the first 12 months of the pandemic, a team of researchers tracked the relationship between emotions, time perception and health-related behaviors like wearing a mask.
Teachers’ fondness for working with students grew in the early stages of the pandemic, according to a new study that provides a unique before-and-after glimpse at what duties teachers enjoyed most.
The relationships that people form with others outside of their homes can translate into crucial help in a disaster. But what happens if they can’t build those ties because of social distancing?
When it came to managing the spread of COVID-19, Canada fared better than the United States and the United Kingdom, but worse than other welfare states like New Zealand and Japan.
The risk of COVID-19 exposure from high-touch surfaces within grocery stores is low if physical distancing guidelines and recommended cleaning protocols are followed.
Charter school enrollment grew during the pandemic. But behind these schools’ rising popularity is a history of harsh discipline, inaccessibility and targeted marketing.
The decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine comes from a complex set of psychological factors.
FBI statistics recorded a 30% rise in homicides in 2020. A criminologist helps break down what was behind the spike.
Epidemics do not require the total eradication of the disease to end.
Women who are physically active in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less active, but the pandemic has made exercise less accessible.
Since the coronavirus first began spreading around the globe, people have debated how effective masks are at preventing COVID-19. A year and a half in, what does the evidence show?
Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
At the beginning of 2020, most people hadn’t used the word ‘pandemic’ before. Now it’s time to understand the term ‘endemic’ and find out what to expect when COVID changes shape.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others all had their own cures for the Spanish flu. But some of these may have made things worse.
Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Sponsorship is key to holding some of the most popular events in the world.
Ivermectin is the most recent example of a medication touted as a miracle drug for COVID-19 without solid medical evidence supporting its use.