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Leaders and managers should be taught how to 'love' their staff
Chartered Psychologist (Occupational) Dr. Fiona Beddoes-Jones, in a study of over 300 managers/leaders, found the majority of respondents were dissatisfied with the level of warmth and care displayed at work and believed that their wellbeing would be improved if there was more 'love.' (2017-01-05)

Exercise more, not less, to ease aching back
People with lower back pain are better off exercising more, not less. (2009-06-02)

Attitudes About Smoking In The Home Not Reflected In Behaviour
A University of Toronto study has found that while attitudes towards smoking in the home may be changing, only 20 per cent of homes in Ontario with both daily smokers and children are smoke-free. (1998-05-05)

Working in Britain in 2000
New research from the ESRC Future of Work Programme shows that the permanent job is still very much the norm for employees in the UK. Contrary to popular belief, Britain is not experiencing a growing trend in the proportion of people working in jobs for shorter periods with more employers. (2002-05-01)

Readily available emergency contraception has not replaced conventional methods in adolescents in Finland
Readily available emergency contraception has not become a contraceptive choice replacing conventional methods among adolescents in Finland, report researchers in this week's BMJ. The authors also found that easy access to contraceptive services and intensive sex education had not increased adolescent sexual activity. (1999-07-09)

Helium helps patients breathe easier
It makes for bobbing balloons and squeaky voices, but now helium is also helping people with severe respiratory problems breathe easier. (2007-02-01)

More Facebook friends means more stress, says report
A large number of friends on Facebook may appear impressive but, according to a new report, the more social circles a person is linked to online the more likely social media will be a source of stress. (2012-11-26)

Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study
Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. (2011-12-15)

Doctor suggested cannabis for pain relief, says one in six medicinal users in the UK--MUHC study
Sixteen per cent of people who use cannabis for medical reasons say that their doctor suggested it, according to research published in the March issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. (2005-03-16)

Here's proof that bowel cancer screening reduces deaths
New research led by the University of South Australia shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to 45%. (2019-09-19)

Specialist care gives better rate of survival
Compared with patients who received no follow-up care, patients who received regular cardiovascular follow-ups with a specialist had 38 per cent fewer visits to the emergency room, only 13 per cent were readmitted to hospital and the one-year mortality rate was lower--22 per cent versus 37 per cent. (2005-03-16)

Experience of sexual intercourse regretted by high proportion of Scottish teenagers under 15
The first UK large scale study of sexual behaviour questioning young people under the age of 15, has confirmed previous studies that early sexual intercourse is often, in retrospect, regretted says a paper in this week's BMJ. (2000-05-04)

Study shows more seniors using antidepressants
Senior citizens, especially women, are more likely to use antidepressants as they get older, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1999-12-12)

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth
Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-01-15)

Study finds primary school children get less active with age
There is an age-related decline in children's physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British Heart Foundation-funded study. (2017-04-28)

EU tariffs obstacle to trade with the rest of the world
Tariffs have a major negative impact on imports of food products to the EU. A new report from the AgriFood Economics Centre at Lund University, Sweden, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shows that relatively small adjustments to the duties would lead to an increase in trade. (2011-03-09)

Young healthy smokers take significantly more days off work than non-smokers
Young healthy people who smoke are likely to take more time off work than their non-smoking colleagues, finds research in Tobacco Control. Men smokers took more time off than women smokers, the study showed. (2000-12-04)

British public supports mercy killing
The British public supports the idea of mercy killing, reveals an analysis published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The authors extracted their findings from the eleventh British Social Attitudes Survey, published in 1994. Just under a thousand people responded when asked if a doctor or a family member should be legally allowed to end the life of a person with a painful and incurable disease, if that person requests it. (2002-02-04)

Underage youth get cigarettes and alcohol from friends and family, survey shows
A survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows that a majority of those underage students in Ontario, Canada who smoke or drink are getting cigarettes and alcohol from a friend or family member. (2013-09-24)

Drinking study shows many young men at risk
A survey of 2,776 people in Ontario show that 30 per cent of men under age 45 -- and 25 per cent overall -- place their immediate and long-term health at risk by regularly exceeding daily and weekly drinking guidelines. Only 10 per cent of women are likely to drink in a risky pattern. (1999-09-30)

Surgery unnecessary for 95 percent of those with asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Research led by Dr. David Spence of Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario shows that with more intensive medical therapy, the risk of stroke has become so low that at least 95 percent of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis would be better off with medical therapy than with surgery or stenting. In the United States, one-half to two-thirds of the patients being subjected to surgery for revascularization are asymptomatic. (2008-09-25)

60 per cent of first-time mums say prolonged labour will affect them for life
Swedish study of more than 250 first-time mothers in Journal of Clinical Nursing found that 60% with prolonged labour said the experience would mark them for life, but 84% still found giving birth exciting. (2005-05-16)

Global carbon emissions set to reach record 36 billion tonnes in 2013
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project, co-led by researchers from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The 2.1 per cent rise projected for 2013 means global emissions from burning fossil fuel are 61 per cent above 1990 levels, the baseline year for the Kyoto Protocol. (2013-11-18)

Lower oxygen saturation levels increase risk of death in extremely preterm infants -- NEJM
The risk of death by age two among infants born before 28 weeks' gestation is up to 45 percent higher when they receive targeted oxygen saturation in the range of 85-89 percent compared to 91-95 percent, according to a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2016-02-10)

Secondary students' sexual health survey
Sexually active Australian secondary students tend to engage in responsible sexual behaviour but there is still room to improve knowledge and education for this group, according to a nationwide survey conducted by La Trobe University. (2019-06-10)

Study finds most paramedics are victims of abuse in the workplace
More than two-thirds of paramedics surveyed have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse on the job, new research has found. (2011-12-29)

Soaring UK rates of Chlamydia infection partly caused by more sensitive tests
More sensitive testing methods might account for some of the sharp increase in reported Chlamydia trachomatis infections, suggests research in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2006-02-01)

One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood
Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2015-04-15)

More than 90% of protected areas are disconnected
Ongoing land clearing for agriculture, mining and urbanisation is isolating and disconnecting Earth's protected natural areas from each other, a new study shows. Lead author Michelle Ward, from The University of Queensland's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, said the findings were ''alarming''. (2020-09-11)

People trying quit smoking don't always focus on tobacco cessation
Fifty percent of statements made by smokers during counseling sessions designed to help them stop have nothing to do with quitting, a UBC study has found. The study, which focused on conversations smoking cessation counselors in the United Kingdom had with their clients, also found the 50 percent of statements that did relate to quitting mostly focused on medical aids such as smoking cessation drugs, nicotine patches or inhalers. (2016-10-25)

Women feel less trusting at work than men do, study shows
Women feel less trusting in their relationships at work than men do, a new study shows. (2006-10-24)

Dying at home: A trend that could make hospitals more efficient
Hospitals across Canada are seeking ways to free up beds. University of Alberta researcher Donna Wilson has a suggestion: People should be encouraged to die at home rather than in a hospital. (2009-05-19)

Canada's Children's Fitness Tax Credit benefits wealthier families
When the Canadian government implemented the Children's Fitness Tax Credit in 2007, offering a nonrefundable tax credit of $500 to register a child in an eligible physical activity program, their goal was to get Canadian kids more active. What researchers found was that only wealthier families could afford to pay the registration fees for physical activity programs upfront, so they benefited more. (2010-08-03)

Australia's changing relationship with alcohol
New research from La Trobe University has revealed that 30 per cent of Australians recently reduced the quantity of their alcohol consumption and a further 29 per cent reduced the frequency of their drinking, while six per cent kicked the habit for good. (2018-10-28)

Genes have a much greater role than environmental factors in asthma
Genes are likely to have a much bigger role than environmental factors in asthma, suggests research on twins in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The UK, Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of asthma in the world, with between 17 and 30 per cent of the population affected. (2001-10-21)

Male smokers 40 percent more likely to be impotent than non-smokers
Men who smoke a pack or more of cigarettes daily are 40 percent more likely to be impotent than non-smokers, finds research in Tobacco Control . (2006-03-22)

Modelling the short term consequences of smoking cessation in England
The UK government may be taking the soft option on cutting smoking rates, suggests a study in Tobacco Control. A more aggressive policy, such as that deployed in California, could more than double the cost savings to the NHS and almost triple the reductions in the number of hospital admissions for heart attacks and stroke, finds the research. (2000-12-04)

New research uncovers why an increase in probability feels riskier than a decrease
New research uncovers why an increase in probability feels riskier than a decrease. (2016-06-23)

Medical and drug device companies target nurses to influence hospital purchasing decisions
Hospital based nurses have high levels of contact with pharmaceutical and medical device industry sales personnel but have little corporate or professional guidance about managing purchasing decisions in the context of these interactions, a new study in Annals of Internal Medicine reveals. (2016-04-04)

Canadian teen moms run higher risk of abuse, depression than older mothers
Teenage mothers are more likely to suffer abuse and postpartum depression than older moms, according to a University of Alberta researcher. (2012-06-18)

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