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What your TV habits may say about your fear of crime
When it comes to prime-time crime shows, do you like dramas like (2011-02-07)

We need to talk about sexuality after stroke
Stroke survivors and their partners are not adequately supported to deal with changes to their relationships, self-identity, gender roles and intimacy following stroke, according to new research from the University of Sydney. (2018-09-06)

Improving pain care through implementation of the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
A new study published in the Journal of Pain Research provides evidence that implementation of a Stepped Care Model for Pain Management has the potential to more adequately treat chronic pain. (2016-11-14)

Pediatric emergency department physicians wary of discussing firearm injury prevention
Many emergency departments provide education on childhood injury prevention. But new research shows many physicians are leaving out one important topic: firearm injury prevention. The study abstract, 'Firearm Safety: A Survey on Practice Patterns, Knowledge and Opinions of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Providers,' will be presented Friday, Sept. 15 at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. (2017-09-15)

Study: Mental health mobile apps are effective self-help tools
When it comes to strengthening your mental or emotional health, would you trust an app? A trio of BYU professors has published new research that says the answers is yes. (2017-11-20)

Patients react better when doctors imply uncertainty, rather than state it directly
Choice of words might matter when doctors communicate uncertainty of diagnosis to their patients. A paper published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care shows that the parents of pediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly, such as directly stating they are unsure, as compared to doctors who use implicit language, such as discussing 'most likely' diagnosis or providing several possible diagnoses under consideration. (2018-01-10)

Students who are old for their grade more likely to enroll in college
Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll in college than their younger peers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-03-15)

Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians' treatment planning of complex conditions
Interactive virtual reality (VR) brings medical images to life on screen, showing interventional radiologists a patient's unique internal anatomy to help physicians effectively prepare and tailor their approach to complex treatments, such as splenic artery aneurysm repair, according to new research being presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. (2018-03-18)

Pre-Medicare years bring health insurance worries for many, U-M/AARP poll finds
With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period -- whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have a government plan. But a new national poll suggests that many people in their 50s and early 60s harbor serious worries about their health insurance status, now and in the future. (2019-01-03)

Learning in the absence of external feedback
Rewards act as external factors that influence and reinforce learning processes. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now been able to show that the brain can produce its own learning signals in cases where no such external feedback is available. A report on the mechanisms underlying these self-generated feedback signals has been published in the current volume of eLife, and shows clear parallels between the neurobiological processes involved in learning based on external and self-generated feedback. (2016-04-06)

A football coach's overconfidence has a positive impact on the team's result
Experts of the Higher School of Economics have determined that the overconfidence of head football coaches is positively connected with the results of the team. Researchers analyzed the behavior of coaches in the Russian Football Premier League. The results of the study have been published in the International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. (2018-03-27)

Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles
Plugging into renewable energy sources outweighs the cost and short driving ranges for consumers intending to buy electric vehicles, according to a new study. Queensland University of Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Kenan Degirmenci, from QUT Business School, said environmental performance -- or being green -- was more important than price or range confidence for electric vehicle consumers. (2017-04-03)

Early life infections increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Infections during the first year of life are a marker of increased risk of developing specific types of arthritis later in life, according to new research from Sweden presented today at EULAR 2008, in Paris, France. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that infants who were hospitalized for infection before their first birthday had an increased likelihood of developing either juvenile idiopathic arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis in later life. (2008-06-13)

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Senegalese children lowers overall malaria burden
Giving preventive antimalarial drugs to children up to age 10 during active malaria season reduced the cases of malaria in that age group and lowered the malaria incidence in adults, according to a randomized trial carried out in Senegal and published in PLOS Medicine by researchers from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and other collaborators. (2016-11-22)

More support needed for nurses facing mistreatment at work
New research suggests that nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained. The study, led by Dr. Roberta Fida from the University of East Anglia, argues that in order to retain high quality nurses it is important to understand what factors might protect them from the negative effects of workplace mistreatment. (2016-10-18)

Children at Swedish 'gender-neutral' preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed 'gender-neutral' are associated with reductions in children's tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. The practices are also associated with children's increased interest in playing with unfamiliar peers of the opposite sex. (2017-05-29)

Do differences in anatomy matter for achieving orgasm?
A recent review of the medical literature reveals that differences in anatomy may help explain why some individuals experience orgasms more successfully than others. (2016-04-07)

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement
Quantum entanglement is a key feature of a quantum computer. Using conventional methods is hard since they require a large number of repeated measurements. Aleksandra Dimi? from the University of Belgrade and Borivoje Daki? from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have developed a novel method where in many cases even a single experimental run suffices to prove the presence of entanglement. (2018-02-15)

Tropical Storm Meari forecast to intensify
Tropical Storm Meari is currently located 331 miles north of Ulithi which is an atoll in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. The storm has tracked northeastward at 7 knots per hour over the past six hours. (2016-11-04)

Do video game players make the best unmanned pilots?
New research from the University of Liverpool highlights the usefulness of video game players as unmanned aircraft operators. (2017-08-21)

Clinicians could prescribe fitness apps to help cancer survivor's exercise
Fitness apps could be prescribed by clinicians to help patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels, new research in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reports. (2019-05-15)

Sagging confidence can lead to more self-interested behaviour -- or less.
New research says that experiencing low confidence in one area can lead to attempts to boost our status in another, even if it means engaging in fraud. If we seek better financial status, we may behave more selfishly, or cheat. We may go in the opposite direction though, choosing altruism as the best way to restore our confidence. (2018-03-22)

Difficulty hearing may keep older patients from participating in their health care
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 13,940 adults age 65 years and older, nearly half reported difficulty hearing, and those reporting difficulty said that they had lower levels of active participation in their health care. (2019-04-03)

Nurse staffing levels linked to patient satisfaction
Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open. (2018-01-11)

Physicians use complex process in addressing non-patient requests
When confronted with a medical request from family or friends (non-patients), physicians follow a complex process in deciding how to respond. According to a focus group study of 33 family medicine residents and 16 senior physicians, physicians first orient themselves to the situation: who is this person; what is he or she asking of me, and where are we? (2018-01-09)

Friends fur life help build skills for life
A new UBC Okanagan study finds children not only reap the benefits of working with therapy dogs-they enjoy it too. (2021-02-17)

Parents see cancer prevention potential as best reason for HPV vaccination
Parents of adolescents believed that the potential to prevent certain types of cancer is the best reason for their children to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, whereas other reasons health care providers often give were far less persuasive. (2018-06-14)

How expectations impact actual exam scores
Confidence in good results is related to academic progress, as confirmed by the results of a study conducted by researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute. (2018-01-24)

BU's service-learning initiative to teach hands-only CPR to high school students is successful
PumpStart, a community service-learning program created by students at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), that teaches hands-only CPR to the general public, is effective for both teaching high school students a life-saving skill and providing medical students with an opportunity to engage in public health and medical education. (2019-01-04)

The importance of public service broadcasting in politics and society
A new article finds that people living in countries with public service broadcasting are better informed about government and politics, are more trusting of other people, and have more positive civic attitudes. (2016-01-13)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Cebile
Tropical Cyclone Cebile was still a powerful hurricane in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. (2018-02-01)

Misestimating travel times may stop people from walking or biking to work
The extra amount of time needed to walk or bike to work is often cited as a reason most people drive instead. But people are often bad at guessing how it takes to get somewhere, and researchers say most people think it will take longer to walk or bike somewhere than it actually does. (2018-03-28)

Want to make money with stocks? Never ever listen to analysts
Research by Nicola Gennaioli and colleagues shows that the best way to gain excess-returns on stock markets could be to invest in the shares least favored by analysts. They compute that, during the last thirty-five years, investing in the 10 percent of US stocks analysts were most optimistic about would have yielded on average 3 percent a year. Investing in the 10 percent of stocks analysts were most pessimistic about would have yielded a staggering 15 percent a year. (2018-01-09)

Manipulating brain activity to boost confidence
Is it possible to directly boost one's own confidence by directly training the brain? Researchers have discovered a way to implicitly amplify confidence in the brain by combining the use of artificial intelligence and brain imaging technology. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, could lead to important applications in clinical, medical and social settings. (2016-12-15)

Good news: Light and moderate physical activity reduces the risk of early death
A new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or cycling, can substantially reduced the risk of early death. (2010-08-11)

Patients' unfavorable views of hospital care strongly linked to nurse numbers
Patients' unfavorable views of hospital care in England are strongly linked to insufficient numbers of nurses on duty, rather than uncaring staff, indicates observational research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2018-01-11)

For experts in aging, a new take on learning to lead with Tideswell-AGS-ADGAP ELIA program
With the publication of new research on the Emerging Leaders in Aging (ELIA) Program, geriatrics experts hope to chart a course toward leveraging long-distance mentoring and project-based learning to empower the emerging innovators we will need in greater and growing numbers as more of us age. (2019-01-03)

NIST standard adopted for across-the-road radar
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new performance standard for (2004-07-15)

HSS anesthesia education program sees sustainable results in Vietnam
Training local clinicians with regional anesthesia techniques has helped the Vietnamese medical community improve their approach to anesthesia care, results of a survey conducted by the Global Health Initiative at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate. (2018-05-14)

Popular psychology theories on self-esteem not backed up by serious research
Low self-esteem is associated with a greater risk of mental health problems such as eating disorders and depression. From a public health perspective, it is important for staff in various health-related professions to know about self-esteem. However, there is a vast difference between the research-based knowledge on self-esteem and the simplified popular psychology theories that are disseminated through books and motivational talks, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg. (2011-02-28)

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