Screen Use at Bedtime May Impair Children’s Quality of Life

Using screens before bedtime impairs children’s sleep and may diminish their quality of life. British researchers studied 6,616 children, average age 12, who reported their use of screens — mobile phone, tablet, e-reader, computer, portable media player, television or game console — during the hour before bedtime. They also filled out a well-validated 10-item questionnaire…

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When Religion Leads to Trauma

“We think of church as a place of healing and transformation, and it is,” says Michael Walrond Jr., co-pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. But for some, he says, “religion has been more bruising and damaging than healing and transformative.” Pastor Mike, as he is called, leads services in a renovated art…

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Training the prescriber

IMAGE: This is the rate of opioid prescriptions for n number of pills written before and after intervention, all lumbar spine surgeries (decompression and fusion), p < 0.001. view more  Credit: © 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEBRUARY 5, 2019). As we all know, opioid addiction in the US has reached epidemic proportions.…

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Golf as a contact sport?

IMAGE: Schematic drawings demonstrating the local effects of the modern golf swing on the lumbar spine (example shown at the L4-5 level), contributing to repetitive traumatic discopathy. Upper: During the backswing,… view more  Credit: © 2018 Barrow Neurological Institute CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEBRUARY 5, 2019). In the article “Golf: a contact sport. Repetitive traumatic discopathy may be…

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Psoriasis medication may improve heart disease in patients with the skin condition

Sophia Antipolis, 5 February 2019: Anti-inflammatory biologic* drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). During one year of treatment, biologic therapy improved coronary artery plaque similar…

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