Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection. The findings shed light on why people suffering from sinus infections often report poor concentration and other short-term cognitive problems.
People who displayed pro-social behaviors, including wearing masks or donating goods, even when it came at a personal cost, were more likely to be aware of the connections they share with other people.
Knowing when your train of thought is off track is central to finding the correct answer while problem-solving.
Ubiquitously, whether a person lives in a rural or urban area, the phases of the moon affect sleep patterns. Researchers found people sleep less and go to bed later on nights before a full moon. Findings suggest our circadian cycles appear to be synchronized with luna phases.
The current national death rate among those infected with coronavirus is 1.3%. The comparable rate of death for seasonal flu is 0.1%. The study estimates that if the same number of people are infected with COVID-19 by the end of the year as are infected with flu, roughly 33.5 million people in 20018-19, almost 500,000 people will die as a result of coronavirus infection. However, COVID-19 is more infectious than the seasonal flu. Current conservative estimates suggest 20% of the US population will be infected by the end of 2020, leading to a possible 1.2 million deaths.
S309, a neutralizing antibody first identified in blood samples from a patient who recovered from SARS in 2003, shows promise for the treatment of COVID-19.
As early as 19 months of age, children start to show altruistic behaviors. The study reports even when a small child is hungry, they will give their snack to a stranger in need. Findings reveal not only do young children engage in altruistic behavior, but early social experiences can also help shape future altruistic behaviors.
Parents who speak to their infant in parentese, or baby-talk, help increase their child's language acquisition skills.