Health Problems

Managers who listen boost staff creativity, study says

Managers who listen attentively could boost their team members’ creativity, suggests a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King’s Business School at King’s College London. Published in the American Psychology Associations’ journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, the international study of nearly 700 participants used surveys and laboratory experiments to […]

Health Problems

Flu shot much more effective this year, CDC says

This year’s flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness against the predominant strain of flu that season, H3N2. But this year’s shot offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at […]

Health Problems

Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

Kids Health

Science Says Stop Spanking

For the last 20 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged parents from spanking their children, albeit indirectly. (A 1998 policy simply "encouraged" parents to use "methods other than spanking.") However, the AAP is now taking a tougher stance against the so-called disciplinary tool.  According to new guidelines released on the AAP News & […]

Health News

‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’, report says

‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’: Report calls for paramedics to treat more patients roadside to save the NHS £300 million each year Lord Carter of Coles led the review, which examined 10 ambulance trusts The Labour peer said the move could alleviate pressure on UK hospitals  ‘Too many are being unnecessarily taken to […]

Health News

Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says

A new study says surgery isn’t always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick. The results from Finland contradict decades of thinking about the best way to treat an inflamed appendix. The condition has long been thought to be a medical emergency because of the risk for a burst appendix, […]