What it means when you dream about being criticized

Falling from the sky, being chased by a tiger, finding a box in your house that’s teeming with hissing snakes: nightmares can take all shapes. For some of us, though, there’s nothing quite as terrifying as being criticized, and dreams about a verbal attack delivered by someone we respect can leave…

Aged care residents eat more when served larger portions

As Australia’s aged care sector continues to be scrutinized, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their nutrition intake simply by increasing their meal sizes. Assessing the effectiveness of environmental cues…

When is open enrollment for 2021 health coverage?

Masks, public health measures key to economic recovery: Former CDC acting director Former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Richard Besser discusses how to encourage more Americans to wear masks and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Some health experts are urging the federal government to establish a…

Video: When do the infected become infectious?

The danger posed by a person infected with COVID-19 doesn’t begin the exact moment a few virus particles enter their system, so when do they start to be a health risk to those around them? Penn State Professor Nita Bharti talks about incubation periods, latency periods, and what they mean…

What it really means when you dream about tests

Ugh, the dreaded test dream. It’s always the same — you realize that you have to take a test, and not just a pop quiz, but some kind of huge make-it-or-break-it final exam. Your grade, your diploma, your entire future hinges on this test, and yet… there’s a problem. Not…