New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment
– Virginia Tech|23-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing.
– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|23-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Physical Work Environment in Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications for Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs
NYU College of Nursing study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses’ job satisfaction.
– New York University|23-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT
Child psychologist Gerald Koocher led a recent poll of 139 experts to discredit “quack” treatments and assessments for children. Published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, the study identifies and rates pseudoscientific and potentially harmful practices.
– DePaul University|23-Jul-2014 1:00 AM EDT
As part of its mission of ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they’re hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a project called QASPR to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the non-nuclear components in U.S. weapons systems.
– Sandia National Laboratories|22-Jul-2014 5:20 PM EDT
The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital VOICES project is the focus of the “A Piece of My Mind” column in the July 22 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The project uses contemporary technology to tap an ancient and powerful clinical tool—the patient’s own story—as a way to empower and inspire patients, teach empathy and improve health care.
– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|22-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are less satisfied with what they have purchased with their bottom dollar compared to when they have money in the bank.
– University of Texas at Austin|22-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT
A new University of Iowa study, published online July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.
– University of Iowa |22-Jul-2014 3:10 PM EDT
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