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Wonder Woman To the Rescue
Imagine the scene trying times strain the world. Fear rules our hearts and minds. Enter a hero who values love and knows that saving is not about deserving. Here s what I loved about Wonder Woman , starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. Cue music [Sing to the tune of the 1970s Wonder Woman theme song WONDER SPOILERS ] Hard Work Diana known to us as Wonder Woman is a goddess, a princess ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 13
E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study shows
People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. While cigarette use has declined in recent years in the United States, the use of e-cigarettes is increasing, especially among adolescents and young adults. Although the new findings suggest that electronic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
A plant-based diet boosts weight loss twice as effectively as a traditional di...
WASHINGTON--All calories may not be created equal, at least when it comes to utilizing dietary patterns for weight loss. A new controlled study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition finds a plant-based vegetarian diet leads to greater weight loss compared to a calorie-equivalent diabetes diet. A group of 74 adults with type 2 diabetes, split nearly equal among men and women ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Major new appetite regulator successfully manipulated in mice
Researchers from Imperial College London and colleagues have found a potential way to target the receptors that specifically control appetite in mouse brains, potentially without causing other side effects. Thyroid hormone receptors TRs are spread widely throughout the body and interact with circulating thyroid hormones to regulate functions such as appetite, the nervous system, body temperature, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Body contouring is only for the rich and insured
Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to help them control their weight follow up this procedure with further plastic surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess rolls of skin. Such body contouring surgery is generally only affordable to patients with adequate insurance and income, says Maria Altieri of Stony Brook University Hospital in the US, lead ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions
Boston -- Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study. Dysfunction of the gene, casein kinase1-epsilon CSNK1E , increases opioid s euphoric response and produces a marked increase in sensitivity to binge eating in a female experimental model but not in the male. Similar to opioid add ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data on the influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or becoming pregnant have been available. Our results encourage young women of fert ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Pregnancy problems not necessarily tied to Zika viral load or Dengue fever
FINDINGS UCLA-led researchers have found that Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy were not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. They also found that the presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever was not necessarily connected to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth. BACKGROUN D Congenital Zika viru ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Beilock Named President of Barnard College
Barnard College has hired APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock as its new president, effective July 1. Beilock, an expert on how people learn and perform at their best, particularly under stress, leaves her post as the Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology and an Executive Vice Provost at the University of Chicago. Beilock was tapped as president of the women s liberal arts college at Columbia University ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 13
Motor vehicle crash risk for teens with ADHD much lower than previously reported
Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers. The study appe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicide
Ann Arbor, MI, June 12, 2017 - Suicide continues to be a major driver of mortality in the United States. Each year, more than 45,000 people die by suicide and in the past 15 years, the suicide mortality rate has risen by an alarming 24 . A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examines how illness plays a role in suicide risk. Researchers found that 17 physical health conditions ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Long after 1980s farm crisis, farmers still take own lives at a high rate
The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The study examined suicides and homicides among farmers and agricultural workers across the country from 1992 to 2010 and found 230 farmers committed su ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
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