Therapy And Wellness News

N.C. children in rural counties, high poverty schools face obesity risk
DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina children who live in rural counties or attend high poverty schools are more likely to be obese, a newly published study finds. The research, available online this week in the Journal of School Health , analyzed Body Mass Index data from 74,665 third through fifth grade students from 317 urban and rural schools. The researchers looked at whether the socioeconomic and ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
A study warns of Spanish children's overexposure to 'junk food' ads on TV
Spanish children are overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food burgers, pizzas, soft drinks, chocolate, bakery, etc. both in generalist and children-oriented channels, a situation that could be described as worrying and which promotes childhood obesity. This follows a pioneering study carried out by scientists from the University of Granada belonging to the Center of Excellence in Pediatric Research ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election
Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night rsquo s election results.
Huffington Post - Thu. Nov 10
Are You Living Up To Your Full Potential?
If you are like most people, you likely have had childhood dreams that didn t work out. Perhaps you dreamed of becoming a criminal defense lawyer, a neurosurgeon, a marine biologist, a veterinarian or a mother of three. Now you find yourself in a completely different line of work or living situation. You may be entirely satisfied with what life brought you. Or you may not. Many people are not very ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 10
How to Recover from Job Stress and Burnout
Burnout can plague anyone, from social workers to nurses to air traffic controllers, but idealists, strivers, and those who work their butts off without reward are affected most often. Indeed, any profession with a heavy workload and an unsupportive environment creates the perfect breeding ground for burnout. How do you know if you re burned out The three main signs are emotional exhaustion, reduc ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 10
Regular intake of sugary beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with pred...
BOSTON Nov. 9, 2016 -- Adult Americans who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages roughly one can of soda per day had a 46 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes compared to low- or non-consumers over a 14-year period, according to a new epidemiological analysis led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging HNRCA at Tufts University. Higher sugar-sw ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Knowing risk factors could help catch melanomas
The new study, published online today by JAMA Dermatology , identifies high risk patients who may benefit from tailored surveillance. The incidence of melanoma that occurs on the skin is increasing in predominantly white-skinned populations and Australia s incidence is among the highest in the world. The study s objective was to characterise melanoma patients and the clinical features associated w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
NYU Meyers nursing research identifies predictors of depression among women wi...
Study shows almost 1 in 5 women with diabetes also suffer from depression younger age, poor health, not completing high school, inactivity due to pain or poor health were all women-specific predictors of comorbid depression Research shows that adults with diabetes are disproportionately prone to depression. A breadth of research has shown this risk to be significantly greater for women than it is ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption
People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco scientists. The authors emphasize that it s not yet clear whether drinking sugar-sweetened beverages causes people to sleep less, or whether sleep deprivation makes people see ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Blood test may help identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, research shows
Researchers at the Texas A M College of Medicine, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a baby will be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE . The findings could facilitate early interv ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Giving women HIV self-tests promotes male partner testing
Providing pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa with multiple HIV self-tests can make it more likely their male partners will be tested for HIV compared to a standard approach of distributing invitation cards for clinic-based testing, according to a randomized trial published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Thirumurthy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and colleague ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep
By Christine Carter
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 9
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