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Sunday, December 14, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Training elderly in social media improves well-being, combats isolation

Posted: 12 Dec 2014 08:16 AM PST

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.

11th century king inspires novel doctor's appointment system

Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

Getting a same-day appointment with a doctor can often be a challenge, but one practice has found a novel way to meet the daily demand for appointments.

Why are magazines in practice waiting rooms mainly old?

Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

Ever wondered why general practice waiting rooms contain mainly old magazines? Could it be that practice staff put out only old magazines or do they put out reasonably recent ones and these disappear?

Political leanings and time spent sitting around: Left wing 'armchair socialists' more physically active than political centrists

Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

Left wing 'armchair socialists' are more physically active than people whose beliefs straddle the center of the political spectrum, suggesting that the term 'armchair socialist' is a bit of a misnomer, reveals actual published research. In a bid to find out if armchair socialists really do spend a lot of time sitting down, and talking rather than doing, the researchers analysed responses to the 2005 Eurobarometer survey, carried out on behalf of the European Commission.

Study supports the theory that men are idiots

Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

The theory that men are idiots and often do stupid things is backed up by new evidence. The findings are actually based on an analyses of sex differences in idiotic behavior. Worthy candidates of idiocy include a man stealing a ride home by hitching a shopping trolley to the back of a train, only to be dragged two miles to his death before the train was able to stop; and the terrorist who posted a letter bomb with insufficient postage stamps and who, on its return, unthinkingly opened his own letter.

What's on your surgeon's playlist?

Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

Music and medicine are deeply connected. But is operating to music a good idea? And, if so, what kind of music should theatre staff be listening to?

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