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Lesbian, gay, bisexual medical students are more likely to experience burnout, study finds
Burnout among medical students has significant implications for student health and delivery of care, and future physicians in sexual minority groups report higher rates of burnout than their heterosexual peers. (2021-02-02)

Childhood intervention can prevent 'deaths of despair'
Mortality rates among young adults are rising in the US due in part to 'deaths of despair' -- preventable deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease. An intensive childhood intervention program called Fast Track could help reduce these deaths by reducing risky behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, finds new research from Duke University and the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2020-12-17)

Cynical hostility presents a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease
Cynical hostility is a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease by preventing a healthy response to stress over time, according to a Baylor University study. (2020-11-16)

Burnout can exacerbate work stress, further promoting a vicious circle
Work stress and burnout are mutually reinforcing; surprisingly, the effect of work stress on burnout is much smaller than the effect of burnout on work stress. (2020-11-10)

Mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout
Many physicians live with significant anxiety -- now more than ever -- but a new study from Brown researchers suggests that app-based mindfulness training can help. (2020-04-01)

Police officers' views before and after Ferguson counter accuracy of Ferguson effect
A new longitudinal study examined whether the Ferguson Effect was real. The study, of law enforcement officers before and after Ferguson, found little support for the concept, though it did identify a reduction in officers' job satisfaction and an increase in their cynicism. (2020-03-31)

Cynicism and disrespect: A vicious cycle
An international study with data from Europe and the USA has found that disrespectful treatment leads to cynical beliefs about human nature. These cynical beliefs, in turn, again lead to disrespectful treatment. (2020-02-25)

Research leads to life changing improvement for some people living with depression
UCalgary researchers have completed a study investigating the effects of two different methods of deep brain stimulation (DBS), short pulse and long pulse, for treatment-resistant depression. The findings showed that both methods of stimulation were equally safe and effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Some study participants have experienced a massive positive change in their lives. (2020-01-27)

Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates
Donald Trump's Twitter activity during the 2016 presidential primaries was largely comprised of tweets about performance, personal attacks and his standing in the polls. Researchers call this type of political messaging a strategy frame. Issue frames, meantime, deal with policy, decision-making, and identifying problems and proposing solutions. Most GOP hopefuls were issue focused. Only Trump and John Kasich, the last 2 Republicans standing prior to the convention, emphasized strategy over issues, according to a new study. (2019-10-31)

Researchers suggest cultural outreach prevents social exclusion
There lies untapped potential in arts education among children and teenagers who are in danger of being marginalised later in life, according to a new policy brief released by researchers of the ArtsEqual initiative. (2019-09-18)

World's largest evidence review: Nutritional supplements for mental health
We've all heard that 'food is good for your mood'. Now a new study into mental health and nutrient supplementation has taken a leap forward by establishing the gold standard for which nutrients are proven to assist in the management of a range of mental health disorders. (2019-09-09)

Professional coaching alleviates burnout symptoms in physicians
Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers, which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. In a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest a new approach to fighting burnout: external professional coaching. (2019-08-05)

Burnout symptoms associated with racial bias in medical residents
Mayo Clinic researchers have found an association between increased symptoms of burnout and heightened racial bias in medical residents. The study appears in JAMA Network Open. 'When physicians aren't operating in an optimal mental and emotional state, they may find it harder to push back against their own biases,' says Liselotte Dyrbye, M.D., who led the study. 'If burnout contributes to disparities in care, perhaps fighting burnout can help narrow that gap.' (2019-07-26)

From the Oscars to the Nobel Prize, winners need to choose their friends wisely
Being friends with an award juror can increase a person's chance of being nominated but decrease their chances of being selected as the victor, according to new research published in the Academy of Management Journal. (2019-07-12)

WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers
Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. (2019-03-13)

Less burnout seen among US physicians, Stanford researcher says
The epidemic levels of physicians reporting burnout dropped modestly in 2017, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association. (2019-02-22)

Let's dance!
Research shows that dance supports wellbeing, improves group spirit, and boosts learning. The Finnish research initiative ArtsEqual has released a recommendation stating that school children should have more opportunities to engage in dance and bodily expression as part of their school curriculum. (2019-02-19)

Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2019-01-24)

Boosting emotional intelligence in physicians can protect against burnout
A Loyola Medicine study demonstrates that an educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout. Physician burnout has reached alarming levels, with one study finding it affects at least half of all doctors. (2018-09-20)

Three factors could explain physician burnout
In just three years, physician burnout increased from 45.5 percent to 54.4 percent, according to a paper authored by doctors at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. They offer three factors that they say contribute to this burnout. (2018-08-17)

Medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe health care settings
Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions, if not more so, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2018-07-09)

Arts and culture could help Finnish schools reach new heights of excellence
Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. If Finnish schools wished to reach a new level of excellence, they should strengthen the integration of arts and culture in the teaching of all subjects, researchers now say. (2018-05-03)

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis
A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment. The systematic review, led by Dr Firth, honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University an examined if nutrient supplementation could provide effective 'add on' treatment for young people with psychosis. (2018-03-22)

Adults' political leanings linked with early personality traits
Our political attitudes in adulthood have roots in early childhood temperament, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of data from more than 16,000 participants in two longitudinal studies in the United Kingdom reveal links between conduct problems at ages 5 and 7 and economic and political discontent 25 years later. (2018-03-19)

Majority of US physicians say they're burned out or depressed
This release concerns the first-ever Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression. This survey includes more than 15,000 physicians in the USA, finding that more than half experience depression, burnout, or both, and that this has an impact on patient care. (2018-01-17)

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)

Swiss employees do not hold back on cynical behavior
Every fourth employee regards promises made by the company they work for as having been broken and every third is not satisfied with their relationship to their superior and with their co-workers. This is shown by the current results of the Swiss Human Relations Barometer of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Although more than half of the employees feel emotional ties to their employer, there is widespread cynicism in the workplace, e.g. in the form of derogatory remarks and ridicule. (2016-10-12)

Internet addiction and school burnout feed into each other
Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction. (2016-05-24)

TV a top source of political news for caucus-goers
Journalists from around the world will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days leading up to the caucuses. According to the latest Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television news being the primary source. (2016-01-29)

Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds
New research has revealed that perfectionistic concerns have a positive relationship with overall burnout and symptoms of burnout. Perfectionistic concerns can create stress, interfere with relationships and more. (2015-07-31)

Not making enough money? Check your attitude
Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2015-05-28)

You're driving yourself to burnout, literally
In terms of your mental health, University of Montreal industrial relations researcher Annie Barreck identifies the best ways to get yourself to work. (2015-05-26)

Being 'laid off' leads to a decade of distrust
Being forced into unemployment can scar trust for at least nine years after being being 'laid off.' (2015-03-10)

News from Annals of Internal Medicine
These articles are now available from the Annals of Internal Medicine: 'Opinion: The time to deploy Ebola vaccines is now'; and 'Opinion: Base US Ebola containment plans on evidence, not hysteria.' (2014-08-20)

Cynical? You may be hurting your brain health
People with high levels of cynical distrust may be more likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the May 28, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2014-05-28)

Europeans and biomedical research
The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is currently the leading biomedical research organization in Europe, and plays a key role in developing European research. To mark its 50th anniversary, Inserm wanted to assess the perceptions of Europeans regarding biomedical research. (2014-04-09)

Fighting against HIV in the Central African Republic -- the importance of perseverance
According to Pierre-Marie David of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Pharmacy, stock-outs of antiretroviral drugs in recent years in the Central African Republic have had a dramatic impact on the health of HIV-infected people. These shortages have also created mistrust among patients toward the political and medical actors responsible for the fight against HIV/AIDS. (2014-03-04)

'Transformational leadership' curbs bad attitudes towards change
It's no surprise that a cynical attitude towards the prospect of change makes change harder to implement. But it's important to understand that cynicism happens at an Individual and workplace-wide level and both must be addressed to get employee buy-in for change initiatives. (2014-01-09)

1 in 7 vets suffers burn-out within 10 years of qualifying
One in seven vets is likely to be burnt-out within 10 years of qualifying, reveals research published online in Veterinary Record. (2013-12-04)

Data on financial crime is not credible
The Government and police efforts to tackle financial crime -- from business fraud to tax evasion -- are hampered by a lack of accurate data about the nature and extent of offending, according to new research. (2012-12-13)

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