Psychology & Psychiatry

New study sheds light on the effects of humor in medical practices

A humorous remark at just the right time can go a long way. Benevolent humor helps medical assistants (MAs) cope positively with their stressful working day, according to a new study published in BMC Primary Care by the Martin ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More women report hip fractures earlier in life, research finds

Older women with low bone density are more likely to experience their first hip fracture in their 60s compared to older ages, according to research being presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows phone use boosts mood of teenagers

A pair of pediatric psychologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found evidence that use of smart phones may boost teenagers' mood slightly. Matt Minich and Megan Moreno published their results in the open-access ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Too much exercise could actually trigger a hot flash

Hot flashes affect roughly 80% of women during the years around menopause. Despite how common they are and how much research has been conducted relative to what causes them, much remains unknown. A new study suggests that ...

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