mardi 31 mars 2015

£3.6m set aside for new ambulance base in Stoke

£3.6m set aside for new ambulance base in Stoke

FINANCE: West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has allocated £3.6m over two years to build a new ambulance base in Stoke-on-Trent.

Wobbly no more: Work on analogical processing helps children learn key engineering principle

Children love to build things. Often half the fun for them is building something and then knocking it down. But in a new study children had just as much fun learning how to keep their masterpieces upright -- they learned a key elementary engineering principle.

Wobbly no more: Work on analogical processing helps children learn key engineering principle

Cultivating timeflow: Can consumers shape how they experience time?

Why does time seem to crawl if you're waiting in line at the post office, but hours can fly by in minutes when you're doing something fun? A new study examines the factors that determine how consumers experience time.

Cultivating timeflow: Can consumers shape how they experience time?

Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future?

Why is it so hard for consumers to save money? According to a new study, consumers are often impatient and do not think about the long-term consequences of spending money.

Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future?

When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions?

Why do some consumers make choices based on their feelings instead of rational assessments? According to a new study, consumers who consider themselves independent are more inclined to rely on feelings when making decisions.

When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions?

How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business?

One of the most important shifts of the 21st century is the ability of consumers to participate in markets they love such as music and fashion. A new study reveals how ordinary consumers have changed the inner workings of the fashion business by sharing their passion for fashion on a wide variety of websites.

How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business?

A matter of taste: When do products benefit from mixed reviews?

How do consumers react to products with diverse online reviews? According to a new study, a mix of positive and negative reviews can benefit products that are evaluated based on personal taste.

A matter of taste: When do products benefit from mixed reviews?

Do consumers think products are better when companies donate to charity?

Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better quality.

Do consumers think products are better when companies donate to charity?

Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, study finds

Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research. The study found that the frequency of physician visits was particularly influenced by chronic loneliness -- and suggests that the identification and targeting of interventions for lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and health care costs.

Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, study finds

Folic acid may help elderly weather heat waves

Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events.

Folic acid may help elderly weather heat waves