Therapy And Wellness News

Survivors of childhood brain tumors experience lasting cognitive and socioecon...
Survivors of childhood brain tumors who received radiotherapy and were very young at the time of diagnosis may experience cognitive and socioeconomic burdens decades after treatment, according to a study published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Interventions such as cognitive therapies and educational and occupational services may be needed to miti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Deportation worries fuel anxiety, poor sleep, among US-born Latinx youth
Berkeley -- The rise of anti-immigration rhetoric and policies in the United States following the 2016 presidential election may be taking its toll on the health of California s Latinx youth, including those who are U.S. citizens, suggests a new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers. The study tracked the mental and physical health of U.S.-born children of Mexican and Centra ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Suicide rates are rising significantly among African American teens
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans who have attempted or died by suicide suggests there is a greater need for mental health services in urban school districts, and that we need to do a better job in convincing parents and caregivers to safely secure firearms and ammunition in the home. Taking those measures, Dr. James Price said, could save lives. Price, U ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Big data says food is too sweet
PHILADELPHIA June 24, 2019 - New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that people make. The findings reveal that many people find the foods in today s marketplace to be too sweet. This is the first study of this scale to study food choice beyond the artificial constraints of the laboratory, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
New Haven, Conn. -- In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. Their findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. The study, led by investigators at Yale and Harvard, was published the week of June 17, 2019 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
The gym proving too expensive or time consuming?
How much do you exercise Government guidelines suggest that, in order to stay healthy, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week - that s exercise that gets your breathing and heart rate up. A new study, published in The Journal of Physiology investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training Home-HIT programme and studied its benefits for clinicall ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
22% of young men, 5% of young women engage in 'disordered eating' to bulk up
Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, say researchers led by UCSF Benioff Children s Hospitals. The researchers found that 22 percent of males and 5 percent of females ages 18-to-24 exhibit these disordered eating behaviors, which are defined as including at least one of the following eat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene
San Antonio, Texas June 19, 2019 - The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. B ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
New reports provide guidance for obesity care
SILVER SPRING, Md.--Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies published online today in Obesity , the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The resources include the first set of competencies for how to care for pa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate brown fat , the body s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports , is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on brown fat f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Even people with well-controlled epilepsy may be at risk for sudden death
MINNEAPOLIS - People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The new study is published in the June 19, 2019, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the A ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep
Every night while sleeping, we cycle between two very different states of sleep. Upon falling asleep, we enter non-rapid eye movement non-REM sleep where our breathing is slow and regular and movement of our limbs or eyes are minimal. Approximately 90 minutes later, how-ever, we enter rapid eye movement REM sleep. This is a paradoxical state where our breath-ing becomes fast and irregular, our lim ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
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