The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals. Those are the updated findings from Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators that are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “This is good news. […]Continue Reading ...
Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find high-protein products dominating shelf space throughout the aisles. The benefits of protein are well established, and it’s widely recognized as a key nutrient to a healthy, active lifestyle. However, despite its popularity, a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, shows that more […]Continue Reading ...
Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among geriatric frequent users include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and blockage or damage to veins or arteries, according to new research in Annals of […]Continue Reading ...
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8. The study, led by researchers from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research […]Continue Reading ...
The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realize, according to new research from the University of South Australia. The study investigated the impact of different sitting behaviors – watching television, playing video games, playing computer, sitting down to eat, or […]Continue Reading ...
Health communicators should carefully choose interactive features for their websites because tools that can make some websites more engaging for some audiences could actually discourage other users from adopting healthy behaviors, according to researchers. In a study, the researchers said that smokers who had limited familiarity with information technology were more likely to consider antismoking […]Continue Reading ...
Gender stereotypes can hurt children — quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. The researchers attribute […]Continue Reading ...
A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined more than 11,200 farmers over a 20-year period. At the start of the study, about 16 percent of participants reported having experienced a high pesticide exposure event, […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with schizophrenia are often treated with more than one type of psychiatric medication, but a new study suggests that some combinations may be more effective than others. The findings were published in JAMA Psychiatry. Antipsychotic drugs are usually the first line of treatment for individuals with schizophrenia. But because these drugs often fail to […]Continue Reading ...
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A team of scientists at the University of Göttingen has investigated this question. Their results: it depends – on our gender and on which behavior. The study was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Previous theories of a […]Continue Reading ...
Couples in the Baylor University “love hormone” study were asked to paint this scene — inserting their own initials –in the art class. Credit: Karen Melton When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin—sometimes dubbed the “hugging hormone.” But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as […]Continue Reading ...
In the campus office of Christopher Gardner, PhD, a nutrition specialist, sits a sculpture of a chicken. It’s no ordinary chicken sculpture — the body takes the shape of a curvy eggplant; the beak, a pointy carrot and from its rear sprouts a feathery tail of tomato vines. It’s purpose is more than just quirky decor; I think […]Continue Reading ...
The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a cerebral hemorrhage the greater the odds of better functional recovery, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment […]Continue Reading ...
A new Tulane University study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers– diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier. The research, which is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the first to compare the climate impact and […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”789584″] Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, […]Continue Reading ...
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