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Friday, January 8, 2016

Health Research: New approach to diagnosing low back pain, ♦ Religious beliefs don't always lead to violence ♦ Patients at risk of ICU-related PTSD up to a year post discharge

Gun, fire, motor vehicle safety practices linked to parents' depressive symptoms A new study links parental depression to increased safety risks for their children. The results suggest that mothers with moderate or severe depressive symptoms were two percentage points less likely to report that their child always sat in the back seat of the car and three percentage points less likely to have at least one working smoke detector in the home
Religious beliefs don't always lead to violence From the Christian Crusades to the Paris attacks, countless conflicts and acts of violence have been claimed to be the result of differing religious beliefs. These faith-based opinions are thought to motivate aggressive behavior because of how they encourage group loyalty or spin ideologies that devalue the lives of non-believers. However, new research reveals the opposite: religious beliefs might instead promote interfaith cooperation.
New approach to diagnosing low back pain,  A new, personalized approach to diagnosing low back pain has been discovered by researchers. Low back pain is the second most common cause of physician visits in the US and contributes to an estimated $100 billion in US costs per year, making it clear that it causes a significant burden on both the healthcare system and the economy. For physicians trying to diagnose low back pain, they are looking at many potential causes and unpredictable responses to treatment
Veterans, civilian patients at risk of ICU-related PTSD up to a year post discharge One in ten patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. This was the finding from a multicenter, prospective cohort research study of veterans and civilians.

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