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Quality Beats Quantity in Team Communications
Team communication is essential in every workplace, be it a hospital, flight deck, military unit, or nuclear plant. But when it comes to effective communication, quality beats quantity, according to research from a team at Rice University. In a recently published scientific analysis, the scientists led by graduate student Shannon Marlow found that large amounts of back-and-forth communication weren 8217 t always as productive for teams as deliberate, high- ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 2
Healthy lifestyle linked to lower pain in MS sufferers
A healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, no smoking and healthy diet is associated with lower pain in people with multiple sclerosis MS , finds a study published in open-access journal Frontiers in Neurology . The findings add to a growing body of evidence that modifiable lifestyle factors can help manage MS symptoms. Our study found strong associations between lifestyle and pain in people with multiple sclerosis, says Claudia Marck , one of the paper s au ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
Financial incentives for physicians did not increase follow-up of patients aft...
A financial incentive for physicians to see patients sooner after discharge from hospital did not appear to influence physician behaviour, found a study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Readmission after discharge from hospital is common, as 14 of discharged patients return to hospital within 30 days because of worsening symptoms, complications from treatment, or new medical problems. Evidence in high-risk patients indicates that ea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
A new model of treatment for youth with anxiety
Washington, DC, Oct. 2, 2017 - A stepped care model of treatment for youth with anxiety can be effectively delivered using at least 14 less therapist time than traditional treatment service, reports a study published in the October 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JAACAP . In today s stretched economy, finding cheaper and more efficient ways to spend our public health dollars is critical. Mental health pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
Warnings on Anesthesia before age 3 -- plastic surgeons get update on evidence
Oct. 2, 2017 - The evidence behind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA recent drug safety warning regarding prolonged anesthesia in infants and young children is discussed in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Pending further research on the possible hazards of anesthesia, elective plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures lasting more than ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
Game time: To increase exercise, study shows gaming strategies and a buddy are...
PHILADELPHIA -- Want to increase your physical activity Grab a buddy and an activity tracker - such as a wearable device or smartphone app - that incorporates gaming elements like points and levels known as gamification to achieve your goals. New research shows families who used activity trackers with specially designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly one mile per day and achieved daily fitness goals 27 percent more than families who ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
Text messaging program may help pregnant women kick the smoking habit
WASHINGTON, DC Oct. 2, 2017 -- An intensive text messaging program provides some pregnant women help in fighting the urge to light up a smoke, according to a study out today. Our findings show that a text messaging program helped some groups of pregnant women quit smoking during pregnancy, says lead author Lorien C. Abroms , ScD, MA, an associate professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute SPH a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
Plastic surgeons get tips on managing Opioid addiction risk
Oct. 2, 2017 - Opioid medications prescribed for pain management after plastic surgery may contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Plastic surgeons must recognize their patients risk of developing opioid use disorders and that the opioids they prescribe may be diverted to non- ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 2
The Balance Between Online Privacy and Monitoring
The adolescent world revolves around technology. In fact some studies report that teens are spending most of their waking hours online. With so much connected time, it raises the question how involved should parents be in their teens online life I was recently asked a series of questions pertaining to this very topic and shared my responses below. Should parents monitor their teens browsing history I believe it s important for parents to monitor their teen ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
Born To Be Wild - Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help
Born To Be Wild - Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe By Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH Reviewed by Lloyd I Sederer, MD
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
Why Would Anyone Run For Office? It’s In Their Genes?
I ve spent many of my adult years around or studying politicians. And for the life of me I ve never understood why someone would want to run for office. Candidates often spend a great deal of their own money and their family s and friends to go around talking to a lot of people, most of whom don t want to talk to them. What s the result Usually they get accused of being evil or stupid by political opponents. Then, if they win, they spend countless hours ra ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
"So Much to Read, So Little Time!"
Jobs of all kinds call for more reading than ever before, due mainly to the increasing role of technology in almost every field. While print newspapers continue to decline, online and mobile news sites show continued massive growth. Over 1.9 million new book titles were published in the last year alone http www.worldometers.info books , and a recent estimate put the indexed Internet at 4.59 billion pages and growing http www.worldwidewebsize.com , the grea ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
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