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How missing doctor's appointments increases the risk of death Kids: Connection to nature lessens distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems Better analysis of psychological flexibility

How missing doctor's appointments increases the risk of death

Posted: 11 Jan 2019 08:28 AM PST

Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. In the largest study of its kind, the team examined over 500,000 patients' appointment histories in Scotland, tracked for three years between 2013 and 2016. Patients with mental-health conditions had an eight times greater risk of death and those with physical conditions a threefold increase in all cause mortality.

Kids: Connection to nature lessens distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems

Posted: 11 Jan 2019 06:51 AM PST

A new 16-item parent questionnaire (CNI-PPC) to measure 'connectedness to nature' in very young children has been developed by Dr. Sobko and her collaborator Professor Gavin Brown, Director of the Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit at the University of Auckland. The results revealed that parents who saw their child had a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity, and fewer behavioral and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behavior.

Better analysis of psychological flexibility

Posted: 11 Jan 2019 06:51 AM PST

New research has for the first time analyzed degrees of psychological flexibility and identified three distinct classes.

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