Flu Shot More Effective Than Nasal Vaccine For Kids, Study Finds
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — When it comes to vaccinating yourself — or your kids — against the flu, there are two options in the United States: a traditional shot or a nasal spray. Yet among children, the nasal spray appeared to have reduced effectiveness against the flu, compared with the shot, in past flu seasons, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. That finding, which involved analyzing data from several previous studies, seems to align with existing research. “We were able to better describe vaccine effectiveness in age groups that the individual s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

The impact of exercise on depressive symptoms in older Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the'¡Caminemos!' study - Hernandez R, Andrade FCD, Piedra LM, Tabb KM, Xu S, Sarkisian C.
We examined the prospective effects of an evidence-based exercise intervention on depressive symptoms in older Hispanics/Latinos and the potential synergistic effects (if any) of an attribution-retraining component to counter negative ascriptio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Monitoring driver fatigue using a single-channel electroencephalographic device: a validation study by gaze-based, driving performance, and subjective data - Morales JM, Diaz-Piedra C, Rieiro H, Roca-Gonz ález J, Romero S, Catena A, Fuentes LJ, Di Stasi LL.
Driver fatigue can impair performance as much as alcohol does. It is the most important road safety concern, causing thousands of accidents and fatalities every year. Thanks to technological developments, wearable, single-channel EEG devices are now gettin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dear Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto: Act Now to Save the Monarch Butterfly
MEXICO CITY -- More than 200 scientists, writers and artists have signed a letter addressed to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in advance of the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa later this month. The signers urge that swift and energetic actions be taken to save the monarch butterfly from the threats that endanger its survival. All three countries must work together to mitigate the loss of the butterflies' breeding habitat and to terminate all logging and mining in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan, Mexico. Amo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seeing red on the road - Díaz-Romnán A, Megías A, Diaz-Piedra C, Catena A, Di Stasi LL.
Human and animal research has found that red perception is associated with specific behavioral reactions, generally characterized by intense responses. Here, we explored whether red cars are perceived as more dangerous than other colored cars. One hundred ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Shatter stone herb cleanses liver, dissolves kidney and gallbladder stones
(NaturalNews) If you struggle with kidney stones, or feel your liver could use a tune-up, a small Amazonian berry offers a powerful solution. A popular herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a favorite of naturopaths worldwide, Phyllanthyus niruri (chanca piedra or "shatter stone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronotype-dependent circadian rhythmicity of driving safety - Del Rio-Bermudez C, Diaz-Piedra C, Catena A, Buela-Casal G, Di Stasi LL.
Among the factors associated with driving safety, sleep-related variables constitute a leading cause of road accidents. Circadian fluctuations of driver's somnolence has been previously linked to road safety. However, the role of chronotype in this relatio... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news