Telecommuting Isn’t Always a Win-Win Situation

October 9, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people dream of giving up their daily commute and padding to work in their pajamas and slippers. But telecommuting has to be carefully thought out and implemented to be successful, new research says.
A growing number of companies offer work-from-home options even though there is conflicting evidence about […]

Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

October 9, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Frequently changing schools can hurt the math grades, behavior and attention of low-income children, researchers say.
A Chicago-based study found that low-income kids who remained in the same school for five years had better thinking skills and superior performance in math compared to those who moved a lot.
“Simply stated, […]

Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

October 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With a newly developed computer model, researchers were able to successfully predict which 5 percent of U.S. Army soldiers committed more than one-third of all major Army workplace violent crimes over a six-year period.
The researchers said that the model could help identify service members who need intensive interventions. […]

How Weight Loss Surgery Might Raise Suicide Risk for Some

October 7, 2015

Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests.

Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens’ Health

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens text in bed, leading to lost sleep, daytime drowsiness and poorer school performance, a new study says.
Researchers from New Jersey looked at nearly 3,200 middle and high school students in the state. They found that nearly 62 percent of the kids used their smartphones in […]

Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

October 7, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests — adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D.
The study found that sun exposure during adolescence seemed to […]

Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics’ Recovery

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking greatly increases recovering alcoholics’ risk of relapse, a new study warns.
“Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our study shows that giving up cigarettes is even more important for adults in recovery from alcohol since it will help them stay sober,” said lead author Renee Goodwin. Goodwin […]

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds.
“Because current PTSD is still present in many of these women decades after their […]

You Need Face-to-Face Contact for Your Mental Health

October 6, 2015

While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact may have more power to keep depression at bay, at least if you are older.

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Compulsive texting can lead to poor school performance for teenage girls, a new study suggests.
“It appears that it is the compulsive nature of texting, rather than sheer frequency, that is problematic,” said lead researcher Kelly Lister-Landman, who was at Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania when the study was […]

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