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Sunday, October 12, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Common anesthetic procedure dramatically improves well being of veterans with PTSD

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 02:20 PM PDT

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research.

Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:52 PM PDT

Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, according to researchers.

Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment, recovery

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players -- from high school down to the pee wee levels -- suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies.

Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family and friends are least important, according to a study.

Counting pitches can save young players' arms but not always used consistently

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Guidelines on how many pitches young athletes should throw have been developed to stem the tide of injuries, but many coaches are not following the recommendations consistently, according to a study.

Incorrect use of car seats widespread on first trip home from hospital, research shows

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Nearly all parents unknowingly put their newborn infants at risk as soon as they drive away from the hospital due to mistakes made with car safety seats, according to research.

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse. These 'caregiving youth' are a hidden population who are at risk of school failure and poor health.

Some adolescents adept at media multitasking, Research by high school students reveals

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to 'focus on the task at hand' may not always be good advice, according to research. Contrary to popular belief that multitasking leads to poor performance, researchers found the opposite is true for adolescents who spend a lot of time switching between media devices and tasks. "Maybe practice really does make perfect," one investigator said.

Impact of patient-to-physician messaging reviewed in study

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:49 PM PDT

While it may take time before it's known what impact email exchanges might have on patients and their care, a new study offers some early insights into the effects on doctors, suggesting that reimbursement models and physician workflow may need to adjust to accommodate message management.

Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:49 PM PDT

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be mobilized more quickly.

Study shows incorrect use of splints causes skin injuries, poor healing in children

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:49 PM PDT

More than 90 percent of potential pediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centers, which can lead to swelling and skin injuries, according to a study.

Neural stem cell overgrowth, autism-like behavior linked, mice study suggests

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:49 PM PDT

A new study shows how, in pregnant mice, inflammation, a first line defense of the immune system, can trigger an excessive division of neural stem cells that can cause "overgrowth" in the offspring's brain, and, ultimately, autistic behavior.

Recent kidney policy changes have not created racial disparities in care

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 06:03 PM PDT

After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in management practices or laboratory measures among dialysis patients, a study has concluded.

Does Facebook make you lonely?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 01:34 PM PDT

Existing research on the impact of Facebook on loneliness has been examined in a recent study. The conclusion: Facebook didn't make people lonely, but lonely people were more likely to use the popular social media site.

Low birth rates can actually pay off: Having fewer children can boost a country's standard of living, experts say

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 12:40 PM PDT

As birth rates decline in countries that include parts of Europe and East Asia, threatening the economic slowdown associated with aging populations, a global study suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth.

Adolescent chronic pain costs $19. 5 billion a year in United States

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 12:39 PM PDT

Chronic pain affects about 5 percent of children and adolescents. They seek more medical care, use more medication, miss more school, and report worse quality of life than their peers without pain, but little has been known about the costs of chronic pain in childhood and adolescence. In a new study, researchers sought to better understand the economic costs to society due to adolescent chronic pain.

Genomic diversity of individual lung tumors revealed

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 12:38 PM PDT

The challenge of what scientists call genomic heterogeneity, the presence of many different variations that drive tumor formation, growth and progression, has now been addressed by scientists. The researchers conducted whole exome sequencing on 48 tumor regions from 11 surgically removed localized lung adenocarcinomas, cancers that form in the epithelial tissue that lines the lung. Surgery for these non-small cell lung cancers is potentially curative.

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