Hospital Study Offers Solutions to ‘Alarm Fatigue’

October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of “alarm fatigue” shows.
Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to the constant beeps and bleeps of alarms, and either ignore them or turn them [...]

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

October 22, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — With so much news focused on the Ebola epidemic in Africa, parents and other caregivers should think about how to help children feel safe, experts say.
“Children are almost always listening,” said Dr. Allison Baker, a pediatric psychopharmacologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York [...]

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

October 21, 2014

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

October 21, 2014

Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans.

Hey, Guilt-Ridden Parents: Exercise Isn’t Selfish

October 20, 2014

Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.

‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

October 20, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they had 1,000 parents watch a series of movie clips, the group seemed to be [...]

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers’ chances of quitting, according to new research.
The study included 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit over six months. About 45 percent used no aids to help them quit, while about 5 percent [...]

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.
Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
“It is not surprising that our mood, the way [...]

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — American children’s use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates.
The findings suggest that many children may use stimulants to help them meet academic demands, according to the researchers.
Stimulant medications improve concentration and help manage symptoms [...]

Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

October 17, 2014

Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.


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