Health

Our workplaces are filthy and it's costing us all

The typical office desk is home to over 10 million bacteria, 400 times more than a toilet seat. Other studies have revealed people don't wash their hands, and surfaces from taps to elevator buttons are "officially dirty".

Surgery

Most online reviews for spine surgeons are surgeon-dependent

(HealthDay)—Spine surgeons are more likely to receive favorable online reviews for factors pertaining to outcomes and likeability/character and negative reviews based on ancillary staff interactions and office environment, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual avatar-to-avatar interviews may improve eyewitness testimony

Immersive virtual environments—where officials interview eyewitnesses using digital representations, or avatars, instead of interacting in person—may increase the accuracy and amount of recalled information, shows research ...

Health

Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this attention has been focused on adults in an office environment, and the negative ...

Health

Warning: Your open-plan office can make you ill

Don't blame other commuters if you catch a cold this winter: blame the people who designed your office. According to a study published in the current issue of Ergonomics, workplace layout has a surprising effect on rates ...

Health

'CLER pathways to excellence' document issued

(HealthDay)—The Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Pathways to Excellence document has been released for graduate medical education as a foundation for preparing the physician workforce in patient safety and quality ...

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