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Improved patient outcomes linked to specific health IT resources in hospitals
OLUMBIA, Mo. March 31, 2016 --The number of health information technology venders has increased from 60 to more than 1,000 since 2008. However, many scholars have expressed concerns that such services are flooding the market without proper development, making hospitals more susceptible to adopting dysfunctional IT systems that are not geared toward the original goal of improving patient care. Now, a University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher has ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
New recommendations link better sleep to improved concussion outcomes
BALTIMORE - March 31, 2016. A national group of sleep and brain injury specialists recommends specific steps to test and develop sleep-related treatments to improve the outcome of mild traumatic brain injury mTBI . The recommendations, developed by a University of Maryland School of Medicine sleep specialist, along with experts from medicine, the military and private industry, appear online ahead of print in the journal Neurotherapeutics . Clinical practic ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
Long-acting treatment for opioid addiction reduced risk of relapse
NEW YORK, NY March 30, 2016 -- In a multicenter, randomized clinical trial, ex-prisoners who received six monthly injections of naltrexone--a long-acting medication that blocks opioid receptors in the brain--were significantly less likely to resume opioid use than those who received counseling and referrals to community treatment centers without naltrexone. The study was published online today in New England Journal of Medicine . The collaborative clinical ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
Opioid relapse rates fall with use of medication for adults in criminal justic...
Opioid addiction is a rapidly escalating public health crisis in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses accounted for more deaths nationwide in 2013 than automobile accidents--with 71 percent of these overdose deaths attributed to opioid painkillers. Now, new research findings could shed important light in addressing this epidemic. A study from NYU Langone Medical Center in collaboration with lead sit ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
Study finds addiction associated with poor awareness of others
Developmental psychologist Maria Pagano, PhD, found adolescents with severe alcohol and other drug AOD problems have a low regard for others, as indicated by higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected sex with a history of sexually transmitted disease. The findings also showed that they are less likely to volunteer their time helping others, an activity that she has been shown to help adult alcoholics stay sober. The study was publi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
People with 'rage' disorder twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis
A disorder that causes the individual to fly off the handle unexpectedly, as in road rage, has been significantly linked with toxoplasmosis, a parasite commonly associated with cat feces, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry .
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 30
Uncertainty is more stressful than pain, say neurologists
Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey, but sorrow is, at least, an arriving. So says Father Vincent in Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton s celebrated novel about South Africa.
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 30
More Thoughts on Attention’s Relationship with Consciousness
We mentioned several reasons that justify the dissociation between consciousness and attention, including their evolution Haladjian and Montemayor, 2015 . Our preferred way to visualize the degree of the consciousness and attention dissociation, or CAD, is to see it as a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum, there are identity views that claim that consciousness is identical to attention. At the other end, there are complete dissociation views that claim t ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 30
Finding Home Between Worlds
The ache for home lives in all of us, writes Maya Angelou, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. For some, whose childhoods were scattered around the world, home is a tapestry of foreign memories . For some, whose answer to Where are you from is all but straightforward, home has more than one address. For some who call themselves TCKs, the ache for home is constant and insatiable. The term Third Culture Kid TCK was first coined in ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 30
Are you what you sweat?
Spanish researchers have analysed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead to a medical problem known as hyponatraemia. For years, scientists have emphasised the importance of staying properly hydrated during exercise. Maintaining the body s sodium levels has become a key priority for the s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 30
Asthma-free? Maybe Mom experienced a sunny second trimester
LAWRENCE -- The best way to reduce a child s chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study from the University of Kansas shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom more vitamin D could be as simple as health recommendations that consider the benefits of soaking up a little more sun, a practical and cost-effective way to get a dose of D. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 30
Better outreach and employer engagement critical to New Jersey paid family lea...
March 30, 2016 -- New Jersey parents say that inadequate information and outreach, a lack of employer support, and a confusing application process discourage their participation in the state s landmark paid family leave program, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty NCCP at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. In the absence of federal policy, New Jersey introduced a paid leave insurance program in 200 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 30
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