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Personality Traits of Grammar and Spelling Sticklers
Thanks to advances in technology, much of our professional communication occurs via email. Oftentimes, people who end up working together meet face-to-face after first communicating via email. Sometimes people who work together only ever interact in a virtual way, with email being the sole form of communication. Because electronically mediated communication, such as email, is such an important means of communication, it s probably a good idea to make sure ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 21
After the Death of Dr. Rose Polge - Who Cares for Doctors?
The UK media are reporting that a body found at the seaside in Dorset has been formally identified as that of missing junior doctor Rose Polge. The press had stated that when she first went missing she may have written a note which mentioned Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Jeremy Hunt, the UK Minister for Health is currently locked in a battle with the British Medical Association the doctors union over proposed changes to the doctors contract with the Nation ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 21
Are You Hearing Truth?
While it might be tough to admit, many of us prefer what we want to hear rather than the unvarnished truth. And while yes, the truth can be painful, isn t it far better to deal with it up front The pain when reality hits can be far greater... Samantha, 33, considered herself pretty savvy. She was an up and coming graphic designer who was starting to get noticed. I borrowed money from my parents to invest in a tech IPO that my stockbroker or was it a friend ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 21
First Lancet global snapshot of indigenous peoples health released
A world-first University of Melbourne-led study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal people globally reveals the extent of work that needs to be done if the United Nations is to meet its 2030 goals of ending poverty and inequality. The Indigenous and tribal peoples health The Lancet -Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration A Population Study, commissioned by Australia s Lowitja Institute, is the most comprehensive eve ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
Missed nursing care may contribute to racial disparities in rehospitalizations...
PHILADELPHIA, PA April 21, 2016 - Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack Treatment at hospitals with higher rates of missed nursing care may be a contributing factor, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care . Our findings suggest that unmet nursing care varies widely across US hospitals and that older blacks disproportionately receive care in settings where care is missed more often, comments le ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
School affects girls' chances of being diagnosed with an eating disorder
The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. That s the conclusion of research carried out by a joint UK-Swedish team. The results were published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology . Researchers from Oxford University, UCL, the University of Bristol, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm used routinely collected data from Sweden to take acc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
Does a parent's perception of their child's weight impact on child weight gain?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child s weight by their parents can have on a child s actual weight. Parents of children who are overweight often fail to accurately identify their child s weight status. Although these misperceptions are presumed to be a major public health concern, little research has examined whether parental perceptio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
This is why you feel groggy after sleeping in a new place
When people sleep in an unfamiliar place for the first time--a hotel room, for example--they often feel as though they haven t slept as well. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 21 have discovered the reason why under those conditions, one hemisphere of the brain stays more awake to keep watch. We know that marine animals and some birds show unihemispheric sleep, one awake and the other asleep, says Yuka Sasaki of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
Teen moms and infant sleep: Mother doesn't always know best
Cincinnati, OH, April 21, 2016 -- Sudden unexpected infant death SUID , which includes sudden infant death syndrome SIDS , is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is unknown, maternal age less than 20 years is associated with an increased risk of SIDS. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics , researchers found that although teenage mothers know the recommenda ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
Finding sleep's sweet spot
No one is telling you what time to go to bed with this, but researchers are making a strong case that the duration and timing of your sleep are closely associated with whether your behavior is heart-healthy. Night owls should take special note of a new study by University of Delaware researcher Freda Patterson and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, who found that the early-t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
New black fly species discovered in Indonesia
A new species of black fly has been discovered in Indonesia on the island of Borneo. The new species, which belongs to the family Simuliidae, is described in the Journal of Medical Entomology . A team of researchers from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discovered it while surveying aquatic stages of black flies in Indonesia. In total, they collected nine species, and two of them were new to science, although only one is described in the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
Scientists sharpen view of gene transfer between pathogenic bacteria
Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now mapped the core set of genes that are consistently controlled during DNA uptake in strep bacteria, and they hope the finding will allow them to cut off the microbes ability to survive what doctors and nature can throw at them. The findings, by a team of researchers ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
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