Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

August 20, 2014

Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

Many With Schizophrenia Can Still Find Happiness

August 20, 2014

Even though schizophrenia is one of the most severe forms of mental illness, nearly 40 percent of people with the disorder say they’re happy, new research contends.

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.
The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also included automated phone calls that helped them manage their medications, encouraged their efforts [...]

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden

August 19, 2014

It’s no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

August 19, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.
Quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal) and olanzapine (Zyprexa) are approved by the U.S. Food [...]

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people with a college degree were inactive [...]

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

August 18, 2014

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
This means that parents, drivers and others need to be especially vigilant about traffic safety when schools across the United States are in session, Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts [...]

What Co-Workers Really Think About Women Who Request Flex Time

August 18, 2014

Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

August 17, 2014

SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents shouldn’t wait until the last minute to help children get back into their normal sleep schedules for school, an expert says.
“Getting back on a normal sleep schedule doesn’t just happen overnight,” Peter Bidey, instructor of family medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a college [...]

Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses’ Outlook, Study Says

August 15, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to natural light boosts the health and happiness of nurses, which may improve patient safety and satisfaction, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that nurses whose workstations had natural light had lower blood pressure, communicated more often with their colleagues, laughed more, and were in a better [...]

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