Posts tagged with 'research'
Study Says Vaccination Is Saving Children’s LivesRead the rest of this entry »
Vaccinations against such common diseases as measles, hepatitis and human papillomavirus saved 37 million deaths in low- and middle-income countries over the last two decades and by 2030 will have prevented 32 million more.
And no group has benefited more than the youngest children.
According to research reported last month in The Lancet, deaths among children under 5 from the 10 diseases i n the study would have been …
Study Finds Cats Can Benefit Kids With AutismRead the rest of this entry »
Dogs are the most common service animal, but for children with autism spectrum disorder, cats may be more therapeutic.
A new study reported in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing found ordinary shelter cats had a calming effect on children with ASD, improving their empathy toward others while reducing bullying, hyperactivity and separation anxiety.
"Cats, and companion animals in general, offer unconditional acceptance and someone to talk to that listens, and …
Aspirin Use Can Improve Some Cancer Survival RatesRead the rest of this entry »
Aspirin appears to boost the survival rate for older people with bladder and breast cancer.
“[Increased survival] was primarily strongest amongst those who took aspirin 3 or more times a week,” said Holli Loomans-Kropp, PhD, MPH, study author and NCI DCP Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her comments appear in Oncology Nursing News.
Researchers used data collected over an 8-year period from 139,896 participants in the …
Career Advice From Clinical Research ProsRead the rest of this entry »
In an industry with many roles, seek out the one you love, the one where your passion lies.
That's good job advice for all seasons and all professions, but in this it refers to finding your niche in clinical research.
It's among a wealth of career advice from industry veterans, published in two parts this month on the ACRP’s Clinical Researcher site. These professionals describe their own career journey, offering …
Is It the Drug Or Fitbit Making the Difference?Read the rest of this entry »
As if clinical researchers and managers didn’t already have enough to worry about, now add activity trackers to the list.
Smartwatches, Fitbits and similar trackers have the potential to influence behavior, which matters in studies where physical activity is a study endpoint. (An endpoint in a clinical study is an event used to objectively measure the effect of a drug or other intervention.)
If the level of activity is an …
Get Rid of Gray Hair by Going on VacationRead the rest of this entry »
Some might argue the point, but most of us know that stress will turn your hair gray. Just take a look at before and afters of US presidents.
But who would have guessed that eliminating the stress can turn those gray hairs back to their natural color?
That’s what a team of researchers at New York’s Columbia University found when they studied the graying process.
From volunteers of different ethnicities …
Liberal Arts Grads Are as Likely to Have Business Careers as AnyoneRead the rest of this entry »
The last time we wrote about the employment prospects of humanities majors, the news was discouraging. A study by the New York Federal Reserve found half of recent English major grads were underemployed.
Our post was tempered by reports that employers were awakening to the advantages an educationally diverse workforce offered.
Now comes "Degrees at Work," a broader, more extensive study than the Fed's, which tells us the …
A $65K Paycheck Will Buy HappinessRead the rest of this entry »
Cash is king, as the saying goes. But how just how much does it take to make you feel royal? And even if money can't buy happiness, how much do you need to avoid being miserable? At least miserable over your finances.
Would you believe $65,000 to $95,000? Higher for families.
Researchers at Purdue University came up with this figure by crunching an enormous amount of data from 1.7 million …
The Case Against A Happy WorkforceRead the rest of this entry »
"Happy workers are more productive workers."That's been said so often it has become an article of faith among human resource professionals and the occupational psychologists who study such things.And there's certainly no shortage of studies purporting to show the relationship between happiness and bottom line yields. One of the newest was published last month in IZA — Journal of European Labor. It confirmed a correlation between worker wellbeing …
They Are Watching You More (and Less) Than You ThinkRemember that time you wore mismatched earrings to a party? Or had a stain on that tie you grabbed from the closet in the dark?Read the rest of this entry »
Embarrassing, sure, but nowhere near what you might have thought. It turns out far fewer people notice such things. Social psychologists long ago showed that we overestimate the noticeability of our flaws and faux pas.
We go wrong, though, when we think no one is …