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Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse-5231

Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse

Late last year a meta-analysis of 28 experimental studies of texting and driving published in “Accident Analysis & Prevention” (71:311-318, October 2014) concluded that “typing and reading text messages adversely affected nearly all measures of safe driving.” A new study examines the issue according to age groups.

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Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization-5213

Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization

Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and high temperatures are one of them. During periods of high heat between 1999-2010, people 65 years and older who were enrolled in Medicare (US health insurance) had a higher risk of hospitalization, most frequently for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, septicemia and heat stroke.

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Cold weather: Alerts of winter storms associated with fall-related injuries-5211

Cold weather: Alerts of winter storms associated with fall-related injuries

When the government alerted residents of Montreal, Canada, that freezing rain was expected, the warning was associated with an increase in fall-related injuries, especially among men. To a lesser extent, injuries were associated with warnings about snowstorms.

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Patients are responsible, too, for health outcomes-5165

Patients are responsible, too, for health outcomes

Physicians and medical providers are evaluated by a number of performance measures, such as amount of time spent with each patient and recommendations that follow evidence-based guidelines.

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Consensus paper refutes claims of some brain games marketing-5151

Consensus paper refutes claims of some brain games marketing

Convened by researchers at The Stanford Center on Longevity and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 69 cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists signed a consensus statement addressing concerns that “brain game” products are being marketed with statements that the games are based on “scientific evidence” and implied promises of effectiveness that are not accurate.

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Social connections may lead to better health-4760

Social connections may lead to better health

Leisure activities, defined as an activity not involving pay, includes many types of activity, from home maintenance and cooking to exercise class or quilting.

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