Doctors Discuss Religious beliefs With Critically Ill Rarely, Study Says: – MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 – – Whatever your spiritual beliefs, they’re unlikely to get tackled in the intensive treatment unit, a fresh study finds . Religion or spirituality is important to many people nearing the end of life, but intensive care clinicians rarely talk to patients or their families about those beliefs, the scholarly study authors said. We found that spiritual or spiritual factors were discussed in mere 16 % of family members meetings in ICUs and when such problems arose, said study writer Dr. Douglas White, a co-employee professor of critical treatment medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

31, 2015 – – When you’re run down from lack of sleep, you are more apt to catch a cold really, a fresh study finds. Investigators exposed 164 adults to a cool virus, and found better-rested folks much more likely to resist infection. Those who slept less than six hours a night were more than four times as likely to catch a cold as those that got more than seven hours’ shuteye. ‘The role that sleep has on the disease fighting capability is well-established, though not understood completely,’ said research lead author Aric Prather, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.