Social, economic inequity and structural barriers can prevent women from achieving hospital birth in Nepal Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. Now, new research shows certain factors, including age and income, determine whether women living in rural Nepal have home births or hospital deliveries.
Novel wearable device can track activities of dementia patients, help in combat training It’s like a Fitbit on steroids. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behavior of people with dementia — and it could help in Army combat training, too.
Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse.
Learning foreign languages can enhance the brain’s ability to code information Scientists from the Higher School of Economics together with colleagues from the University of Helsinki have discovered that learning foreign languages enhances the our brain’s elasticity and its ability to code information.
Young children think in sophisticated ways about subtle social cues at mealtime, study suggests At the dinner table, babies do a lot more than play with their sippy cups, new research suggests.
Low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels in later life Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life.
New study shows lower severity trauma patients may more likely die after 2-3 weeks A new study by University of Leicester academics has shown that lower severity trauma patients could be more likely to die after two to three weeks.
Study finds uneven Medicaid coverage for children’s key mental health services in many states A national study by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health— shows an uneven picture of states’ use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services
Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016 At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung in Berlin, Germany, Royal Philips today announced a range of new products that empower consumers to stay healthy, live well and enjoy life.
Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014 published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
New study explores why cost of dying higher for African Americans and Hispanics Dying in America is an expensive process, with about one in four Medicare dollars going to care for people in their last year of life. But for African Americans and Hispanics, the cost of dying is far higher than it is for whites.
Complementary health approaches appear to be effective in helping manage pain Data from a review of U.S.-based clinical trials published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches–such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture–appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain conditions.
Advances in IT sophistication can lead to potential improvements in health care quality measures A significant part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was the $25 billion invested in health information technology (IT) to improve quality, safety, efficiency in health care while also reducing health disparities.
UCR researcher creating first reading intervention program designed for children with ASD If you can’t understand them, the words on this page have no meaning. They can’t share a new fact, they can’t bring you pleasure and they can’t provide the information you need to function in life.
AANP recommends patients and health care providers to combat undertreatment of chronic pain The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is calling on patients and health care providers to combat the undertreatment of chronic pain through strengthened patient-provider communication, awareness and advocacy.
New research explores challenges faced by African American breast cancer survivors Although there is some overlap, past research has shown that the challenges faced by African American breast cancer survivors differ somewhat from Caucasian women.
Moderation and appropriate rest periods may be key to healthier CrossFit workouts Are you a fitness enthusiast? If so, moderation and appropriate rest periods may be the key to healthier exercise, as consecutive CrossFit-style workouts could impair the immune system by affecting inflammatory proteins.
Hospitals with high readmission rates more likely to show better mortality scores A group of Johns Hopkins physicians and researchers today published an article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine suggesting that data on mortality and hospital readmission used by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid suggest a potentially problematic relationship.
Researchers reveal novel link between nicotine and inflammation An Umeå-based team in collaboration with US researchers reveals a new link between nicotine and inflammation.
Study examines perspectives linked to family-centered ICU rounds Families are increasingly welcome in intensive care units (ICUs), including as active participants in discussions with physicians and nurses during daily bedside rounds.