Health & Medicine




tick on a human skin

What the ‘Lyme wars’ can teach us about COVID-19 and how to find common ground in the school reopening debate

Source: The Conversation

Lyme disease, which people get from tick bites, is a subject of controversy in the medical field. What can we learn from this controversy that might help people deal with disagreements about COVID-19 and reopening schools?





Mexican red-kneed tarantula

Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear

Source: The New York Times

Do you know the difference between fearing something and worrying about it? How do things that probably won’t do us any harm come to symbolize threats? This commentary from Joseph LeDoux, the director of the Emotional Brain Institute and a professor of neural science, describes the problems that arise when fear turns to anxiety.