Therapy And Wellness News

First-graders fitter than expected
Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students A team from the Technical University of Munich TUM pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Their study shows that students did not lose their strength. Speed or balance even increased over the time of ten ye ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
BfR supports EFSA and ECHA with the development of European guidelines for the...
The basis of the discussion was formed by literature research and a survey conducted by the BfR among competent laboratories on the applicability and feasibility of methods in the identification of endocrine disruptors. The recommendations prepared as a result of the hearing are intended to be included as an annex to the guidelines for the health assessment of endocrine disruptors in line with the ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Decrease in sunshine, increase in rickets
A University of Toronto student and professor have teamed up to discover that Britain s increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in Rickets among British children over the past few decades. Hospitalizations of children due to the disabling bone disease, caused by lack of vitamin D, began dramatically increasing starting in the mid-1990s, puzz ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving trans...
Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor. Any increase in supply will result in saved lives, said Rodney P. Parker, an associate professor of operations management at Ke ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain gro...
Boston, MA - Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But despite this positive trend, the researchers found, consumption remains high among adolescents and young adults, and is particularly high among black, Mexican American, and ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol
Key Takeaways Nrf1 acts as a molecular guardian, helping to maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range This protein acts within cells and both directly senses and responds to an increase in cholesterol by launching protective countermeasures Nrf1 could form a potential new therapeutic target in diseases where cholesterol metabolism is disrupted Boston, MA - A team of researchers at th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Methodologies in orthodontic pain management: A review
Patients experience pain and discomfort during active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. It can vary from person to person and is influenced by certain factors such as age, gender, previous pain experiences, stress or anxiety, and type of appliance. The objective of this literature review was to discuss conventional versus recently introduced treatment modalities used in pain management ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Tooth cavities can be fought 'naturally'
A new discovery may one day lead to natural anti shy cavity products, researchers report. The scientists from West China School of Stomatology and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam have figured out the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis, a natural herb, and further improved its anti-caries efficacy. The finding is published in The Open Dentistry Journal . To maintain a healthy mouth, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Redefining obesity in postmenopausal women
CLEVELAND, Ohio November 15, 2017 --There is no doubt the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly across all age groups, creating greater health risks. What exactly constitutes obesity, however, is subject to debate, especially for postmenopausal women who have a different body composition than younger women. A study published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring
BOSTON - Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstructive sleep apnea OSA , the increasingly common and potentially serious sleep disorder that is often marked by loud snoring. OSA affects about ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Businesses need better approach to compliance programs, IU research finds
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Recent reports of sexual harassment committed by powerful men also highlight the failures of corporate compliance programs designed to protect employees. This is because few companies understand how their employees reach unethical and illegal decisions or have compliance strategies aimed at curbing them, according to research by a professor in the Indiana University Kelley Sch ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Tools to Drive Eco-Friendly Behaviors
As the specter of climate change looms larger than ever, psychological scientists are trying to find ways to motivate people to adopt eco-friendly behavior. For example, research has shown that encouraging people to reflect on the state of the world they will leave to their children increases their motivation to be more eco-friendly. A study analyzing the environmental records of 131 countries sug ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Nov 18
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