Late-night snacking can cause memory, learning problems –

Courtesy Of The News International ISLAMABAD: Shift workers are at greater risk of suffering memory problems due to their irregular patterns of eating, experts have warned. Those who typically eat late at night can experience trouble recalling information and learning. Midnight snacking increases the risk of altering the brain’s physiology, scientists warned. Eating at times…

Surgery patients do better when hospitals are good to nurses –

Courtesy Of The News International Surgery patients do better when nurses have better working environments, according to a new study. Hospitals with well-staffed, top-notch nursing departments had fewer deaths after surgery than hospitals without those high-quality nursing departments, researchers found. “This study is for the person, referring doctor or health policy analyst asking, and ‘Would…

School-based mindfulness training may reduce stress, trauma –

Courtesy Of The News International Middle-school students in urban areas may benefit from in-school mindfulness programs, a new study suggests. Students taking a mindfulness-based stress reduction program during the school day ended up with less symptoms of stress and trauma than children attending classes on health topics, researchers found. “High-quality structured mindfulness programs have the…