Therapy And Wellness News

Kids' consumption of high-calorie drinks at fast-food restaurants tied to comb...
A new survey of children s and teenagers eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in combo meal packages. According to the NYU Langone Medical Center researchers who led the survey, kids who ate at any of five major fast-food chains consumed 179 more calories on average when their meal deals included soda ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children
Researchers global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends. Timed to coincide with this year s World Obesity Day, which is observed on October 11, investigators have also released data anticipating that obesity-related conditions wil ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Parental Age & Mental Illness: The Maternal Dimension.
By far the most compelling evidence to date for the imprinted brain theory has come from a study of 1.7 million Danish medical records which revealed that birth size reliably predicts risk of an autistic as opposed to a psychotic spectrum illness in later life. According to the theory, psychosis results from relative over-expression of maternal genes and autism from relative over-expression of pat ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 9
Emotion Perception Across Cultures
The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter . Cicero The breadth of emotions that our eyes are able to express is truly far-reaching. From joy to longing, from anger to fear , from sadness to disgust eyes can become powerful windows to our internal states. We use our eyes to take in the world around us, and to reflect the world within us. To reveal our inner emotional states ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 9
An Intersection Of Race, Masculinity, And Mental Health
On a cloudy fall day, not unlike this one, my friend Roman sat across from me in the living room of his small apartment, his face swollen with anger, despondence, and anger. He oscillated between exploding with a dozen different emotions at once, and seemingly feeling nothing. He called me after my many failed attempts at getting through to him for the past two weeks. We are both usually very busy ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Oct 9
Why Are We Still Making A Mockery Of Mental Illness?
With the emergence of fall comes the promise of Halloween and all things pumpkin spice, festive, and spooky. It s no surprise that the people behind the scenes of Knott s Berry Farm carefully curated a new attraction to cater to this season an attraction to entertain a crowd of consumers who enjoy being spooked. An attraction that, in its essence, uses the idea of mental illness to create fright, ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Oct 9
What High Functioning Anxiety Really Feels Like
A person with high functioning anxiety can look calm on the surface, but underneath that practiced veneer, their thoughts are churning.
Huffington Post - Sun. Oct 9
Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses
This news release was issued on 21-Sept-2016 It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli . To help prevent illnesses caused by this bacteria in food or water, researchers have developed a new nanosensor to rapidly detect its presence. The study appears in the journal ACS Infectiou ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7
Vaccinating babies without vaccinating babies
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Scientists have long understood that mother s milk provides immune protection against some infectious agents through the transfer of antibodies, a process referred to as passive immunity. A research team at the University of California, Riverside now shows that mother s milk also contributes to the development of the baby s own immune system by a process the team calls maternal ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7
Using satellite images to better target vaccination
Satellite images that capture short-term changes in population size in communities in the developing world can help vaccination campaigns achieve more complete coverage to help prevent and control disease outbreaks. A team of researchers led by Penn State scientists have combined satellite imagery, vaccination records, and measles case reports to illustrate how using predictable population fluctua ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7
Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices
People who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food, but a decreased preference for sugary foods. This work has provided insights into why we make particular food choices, with potential implications for our understanding of obesity. This is one of the first studies to show a direct link between food preference and specific genetic variants in humans. Most ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7
Make an October weight resolution
You probably weigh less this week than you ll weigh any week over the entire year If you re an average American, your weight starts to rise from this week on. The culprit The holiday season--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year s. Research findings just published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that the weight you gain in the next 3 months can take over 5 months to lose. Fr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7
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