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Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers
Higher spirituality was strongly linked to better quality of life for stroke survivors and their caregivers. (2020-05-26)
Overcoming challenges of individuals with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr. Adrien Eshraghi and Miller School coauthors published a new correspondence titled COVID-19: overcoming the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families in The Lancet Psychiatry. (2020-05-20)
MSK kids study: Children with cancer are not at a higher risk for COVID-19 infection or morbidity
Researches from MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) found that children with cancer are not at a higher risk of being affected by COVID-19. (2020-05-13)
Adolescence is ruff for dogs too
The study, headed by Dr Lucy Asher from Newcastle University, is the first to find evidence of adolescent behavior in dogs. (2020-05-12)
Healthy eating behaviors in childhood may reduce the risk of adult obesity and heart disease
Encouraging children to make their own decisions about food, within a structured environment focused on healthy food choices, has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviors. (2020-05-11)
Non-fatal injuries cost US $1,590 and 11 days off work per injured employee every year
Non-fatal injuries in the US add up to an estimated $1,590 and an average of 11 days off work per injured employee every year, indicates an analysis of medical insurance claims and productivity data, published online in the journal Injury Prevention. (2020-05-04)
Two new AHA statements focus on heart failure: How social determinants can affect outcomes; impact on caregivers
Adverse social factors, such as insurance status, food insecurity, lack of funds for medication and others, may lead to worse heart failure outcomes. (2020-04-30)
New tool measures quality of life in people with dementia
University of Queensland researchers say a new tool to measure of the quality of life of people with dementia will result in better targeted care for those living with the condition. (2020-04-26)
New systematic review captures what makes a positive post-birth experience for new mothers
A new qualitative systematic review conducted to inform the scope of a new World Health Organization (WHO) post-birth (postnatal) guideline identifies four clear themes for a positive experience in mothers across 15 different countries and cultures, according to a study published April 22, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kenneth Finlayson, research associate at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK, and colleagues. (2020-04-22)
New tool helps predict risk of death, admission to long-term care for people with dementia
A new tool that predicts risk of death and admission to a long-term care facility for patients with dementia may help conversations between health care providers, patients and their families, according to new research in CMAJ. (2020-04-20)
NCCN patient guidelines listed among top global sources for trustworthy online information
A recently-published, independent, peer-reviewed, international study in Current Urology measured reliability and transparency of online medical information for people with prostate cancer and their caregivers, and found the NCCN Guidelines for Patients to be one of the most trustworthy resources. (2020-04-20)
Alarming abusive head trauma revealed in computational simulation impact study
Abusive head trauma (AHT), like that of Shaken Baby Syndrome, is the leading cause of fatal brain injuries in children under two. (2020-04-09)
First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage
In the summer of 2017, a group of University of Rochester researchers teamed up to create the first mobile phone app for caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). (2020-04-08)
Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, and colleagues lay out guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers and family caregivers who are providing care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-03-31)
Exercise reduces caregiver's burden in dementia care
Exercise in older adults, even at an advanced stage of dementia, is an important strategy to maintain independence in everyday living and to promote quality of life. (2020-03-30)
Do ER caregivers' on-the-job emotions affect patient care?
Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered by patients, hospital resources and societal factors, according to a qualitative study led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst social psychologist. (2020-03-28)
Where you live may influence your baby's behavior
Infants from rural families tend to display negative emotions such as anger and frustration more frequently than their urban counterparts, according to a recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology. (2020-03-18)
Overlooked caregivers? Children, teens help care for parents with ALS
Children and teens with family members with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, help with bathing, dressing, eating and all types of caregiving activities, yet they may not have training or enough information about the disease, according to a study published in the March 18, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-03-18)
New research shows children and teens worry about political issues
A new psychological study suggests that children and teens are worried about political issues, though it's unclear that children's and teens' worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their mental health functioning. (2020-03-10)
Self-help groups empower caregivers of children with disabilities
Caregivers in low-income settings will be able to respond to the challenges of bringing up children with disabilities, thanks to a new model created by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). (2020-03-10)
Reducing problem behaviors for children with autism
Self-inflicted injury, aggression toward others and yelling are common problem behaviors associated with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. (2020-03-04)
ADDF statement on the USPSTF Evidence Report on screening for cognitive impairment
The latest US Preventive Services Task Force evidence report on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults raises many questions, but provides few answers for healthcare providers, patients, and families. (2020-02-26)
Study finds gender disparities in hematology research success
Hematologists who complete a mentored training program experience greater levels of academic success than those who do not; however, a study published today in Blood Advances suggests a slight discrepancy in success levels between male and female hematologists. (2020-02-25)
Experts map future of family caregiving research
A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America shares 10 research priorities to better support the needs of family caregivers. (2020-02-23)
Social factors play a key role in missed well-child care visits
Despite the benefits of well-child care visits (WCV), up to half of WCVs are missed. (2020-02-18)
Palliative vs. standard care for Parkinson's disease
This randomized clinical trial that included 210 patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders and 175 caregivers examined whether outpatient palliative care was associated with better patient or caregiver outcomes compared with standard care. (2020-02-10)
Family dynamics may influence suicidal thoughts in children
Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows a nontrivial rate of children as young as 9- and 10- years old are thinking about suicide. (2020-02-07)
Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD
Children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) -- caused by prenatal alcohol exposure -- often face lifelong developmental, cognitive and behavioral problems. (2020-02-04)
Letting your child pick their snack may help you eat better, study suggests
Giving in to your kid's desire for an unhealthy snack may improve your own eating choices, a new University of Alberta study shows. (2020-01-30)
Families give high marks to parenting supports 'for refugees, by refugees,' study finds
A parenting program, developed by Somali and Bhutanese refugees in partnership with Boston College researchers, retained a majority of participants and showed promise reducing reports of childhood depression and family conflict and improving behavior among children, according to findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (2020-01-30)
Study finds association between therapy time, length of stay after hip fracture surgery
Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient's length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day (2020-01-27)
Family caregivers are rarely asked about needing assistance with caring for older adults
Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults' care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-01-24)
When caregivers need care
People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services due to cost, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-01-23)
Parents with terminally ill children tend to hide emotional pain from their spouses
A study led by NTU Singapore suggests that Asian parents with terminally ill children found tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. (2020-01-16)
AAFP releases updated feline retrovirus guidelines to the veterinary community
On Thursday, January 9, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) will release updated Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines to the veterinary community, which will be published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. (2020-01-09)
Insufficient home care the biggest challenge to overcome after release from hospital
Ontario patients and caregivers reported not enough home care to meet the need, that home care support was not in place when patients arrived home from the hospital, and that they had to advocate for themselves to get enough home care. (2020-01-06)
Families of children with autism face physical, mental and social burdens
Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-01-06)
Adulthood with autism
The independence that comes with growing up can be scary for any teenager, but for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, the transition from adolescence to adulthood can seem particularly daunting. (2019-12-19)
Child care centers rarely require flu vaccination for children or their caregivers
Influenza can be especially dangerous for children, who are at greater risk for serious complications from the illness, including hospitalization and even death. (2019-12-12)
Houston Methodist developed AI app to predict risk and prevent severe patient falls
New research will be live in npj Digital Medicine on Dec. (2019-12-12)
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