Visualized Health: A new study finds strong evidence that drug company payments to doctors significantly increase opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Small payments and speaking fees were associated with significantly higher prescription rates after 1 year. This suggests that payments, no matter how small, can influence prescribing decisions.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common psychiatric condition that comes and goes with the seasons. By definition, it shares symptoms with depression. However, there are a few key features that set it apart including dietary habits and sleep habits.
Over the past few decades, we have made massive strides in health outcomes for all. However, significant inequalities remain for both race and income. Life expectancy is rising for all, however there is still a gap in life expectancy even for babies born today. Income remains the greatest inequality of all. The wealthiest 5% are significantly more likely to live longer than the rest of us.
A study following kids from ages 6-12 found that kids became far less active by age 11. Kids spend more time sitting and less time moving around. This has serious consequences for their physical health and development.
Is it better to write or type notes? Psychologists at Princeton ran an experiment and we've visualized the results. It turns out, writing may be better, but typing can be helpful as well if you follow certain guidelines.