- Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds
- Teachers' Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores
- Codeine often prescribed to children, despite available alternatives
- Low tolerance for pain? The reason may be in your genes
- People think about their health early in the week, according to Google searches
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 07:23 AM PDT
Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings. Seasonal influenza is a serious respiratory disease that causes annual epidemics in humans worldwide, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 06:37 AM PDT
As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research. Students who said they felt threatened by their teachers' messages that frequently focused on failure reported feeling less motivated and scored worse on the exam than students who said their teacher used fewer fear tactics that they considered less threatening, the study found.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 04:41 AM PDT
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research. "Despite strong evidence against the use of codeine in children, the drug continues to be prescribed to large numbers of them each year," said the lead author. "It can be prescribed in any clinical setting, so it is important to decrease codeine prescription to children in other settings such as clinics and hospitals, in addition to emergency rooms."
Posted: 20 Apr 2014 04:34 PM PDT
Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a new study. Researchers found that nine percent of the participants had low pain perception, 46 percent had moderate pain perception and 45 percent had high pain perception.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 11:11 AM PDT
A new study analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies. Investigators analyzed 'healthy' Google searches originating in the US from 2005 to 2012 and found that on average, searches for health topics were 30 percent more frequent at the beginning of the week than on days later in the week.
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