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New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent

An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76 percent.

Enrollment in early intervention services may be influenced by administering agency

Many eligible children do not enroll in services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and the rates of enrollment vary in part by which agency at the state level is serving as the lead administrator.

Mining the data mother lode

Social media content combined with other sources of health information in a unique way has helped researchers understanding how people use language to communicate health needs.

Caregiving by family members, other unpaid individuals

Caregiving is a significant public health topic because it affects the health and well-being of both the older adult and his or her caregivers. Recently, a team of researchers examined the various characteristics of people who serve as unpaid caregivers. They also estimated how many people serve in this capacity. The researchers took note of the health-related tasks the caregivers provided, as well as how caregiving affected care providers.

What makes a movement feel strenuous?

Scientists have determined which characteristics of an arm movement influence the subjective effort associated with this movement. They found that duration, biomechanics and force had an influence on the effort, while movement amplitudes had no effect. Their results shed light on a postulated link between two important functions of the brain: optimizing action selection in decision-making and in movement execution.