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Nurses Driven By Desire to Help Others More Apt to Burn Out

August 20th, 2014
Nurses who are primarily motivated by a desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, according to a new study. According to researchers at ...

In Quest for Work-Life Balance, Men Tend to Win Out

August 19th, 2014
A new study shows that when asking for flexible work arrangements, especially for childcare-related reasons, men are more likely to have an advantage. Researcher Dr. Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at Furman University, analyzed the reactions both men and women received ...

Risky Situations Fuel Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Work Performance

August 17th, 2014
Risky situations increase anxiety for women, but not for men, according to a new study. This anxiety leads to women performing worse under risky circumstances, according to the study, which was presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "On the ...

Certain Jobs Create Additional Stress for Parents

August 17th, 2014
New research has discovered that a person’s job -- and how society views it -- can create additional psychological baggage for some parents. The study, from researchers at the University of Iowa, found that parents who hold jobs viewed by society as aggressive, ...

How You Think of God Impacts Prayer’s Effect on Mental Health

August 14th, 2014
New research suggests that individual expectations appear to influence how prayer impacts mental health. For example, when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn't have the same effect for everybody. Baylor University researchers found that what seemed to matter more ...

Taking Meds to Work Night Shift May Do More Harm than Good

August 14th, 2014
Nearly 15 million Americans work the night shift and many struggle with the assignment experiencing restlessness, sleepiness on the job, fatigue, decreased attention, and disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm. As a result, many workers take drugs to help them stay awake or ...

Tracking Eye Movements Can Diagnose ADHD

August 14th, 2014
A novel method to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be in plain sight. In a new study from Tel Aviv University published in Vision Research, involuntary eye movements accurately reflect the presence of ADHD, as well as the benefits of stimulants used to treat the ...

Jet’s Near-Disaster Sparks Study on Who Is Vulnerable to PTSD

August 14th, 2014
A first of its kind study explored how a life-threatening traumatic event, and the memory of the event, influences the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers studied a group of Air Transat (AT) passengers who experienced 30 minutes of unimaginable terror over ...

Wanted: Just the Right Amount of Exercise

August 14th, 2014
More than half of all American fail to obtain the minimum recommended amount of physical activity (>150 minutes/week of moderate exercise), a factor that increases risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Emerging research, however, warns that individuals can overdo exercise increasing the ...

Balancing Proportion of Food ‘Vices’ May Be Key to Right Diet

August 13th, 2014
New research finds that it may be OK to eat unhealthy food even when trying to lose or maintain weight. The key is keeping the "bad" food at the right level. Vanderbilt University researchers call the strategy a balance of “vice-virtue bundles” combining ...
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