Therapy And Wellness News

Reinvent Motherisk to protect mothers and babies
Canada should reinvent the Motherisk program to support pregnant women to have healthy babies, argues an editorial in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The loss of Motherisk has exposed a major public health and research void that is neither quickly nor easily reconciled, writes Dr. Nathan Stall, associate editor, CMAJ , with colleagues. Although finding an immediate replacement for Moth ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Circadian mechanism may not be driver behind compound linked to obesity and di...
PHILADELPHIA - SR9009 is a compound that can lead to a wide range of health benefits in animals, including reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Until now, researchers - and companies that sell the compound for human use in the form of a nutraceutical - have attributed the effects to SR9009 s role in altering the body s circadian clock, specifically its work through proteins called REV-ERBS ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related co...
San Diego, CA May 21, 2019 -- Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days increased levels of proteins that play a crucial role in improving insulin resistance and protecting against the risks from a high-fat, high-sugar diet, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week reg DDW 2019. The study, which was based on the fasting practices of Ramadan, a spiritual practice for Muslims, offers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Variation of FTO gene linked to weight gain and obesity in children
SILVER SPRING, Md.--Researchers have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . Early identification of the physiology and behaviors that constitute early risk factors for subsequent weight gain will help inform best practices for ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Researchers reveal new strategy for preventing holiday weight gain
SILVER SPRING, Md.--To avoid putting on extra pounds at the holidays, researchers have found that U.S. adults who engage in daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . The study examined 111 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 implementing the new intervention from mid November 2017 to early January 2018. Resear ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention - daily self-weighing - can help people avoid holiday weight gain. Participants in a 14-week UGA study who weighed themselves daily on scales that also provided graphical feedback showing their weight fluctuations managed to maintain or lose weight during and after the holiday season, while a control group ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Trinity researchers find stark social inequalities in children's body mass ind...
Researchers at Trinity College have found that socio-economic inequalities in children s body mass index BMI emerge during the pre-school years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. These are the striking findings of a study published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology [Monday, May 20]. The findings arise from Trinity s involvement wi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Women with sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men
A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea OSA are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. OSA, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrup ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident p...
Getting a good night s sleep is important for everyone -- including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who worked extended-duration work shifts 24 ho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart
In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don t get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new University of Colorado Boulder study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology , helps explain why. It found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Jaw movement and machine learning may diagnose sleep apnea
ATS 2019, Dallas, TX -- Using machine learning to analyze jaw movements during sleep, doctors may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in patients with mild to severe OSA with an accuracy comparable to polysomnography, the gold standard for OSA diagnosis, according to research presented at ATS 2019. The researchers said this unique diagnostic method is promising because it provides informat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently
Getting more exercise than normal - or being more sedentary than usual - for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night, according to a new study led by Penn State. In a one-week micro-longitudinal study, the researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got to sleep earlier, slept longer and slept better that night. Specifically, the team ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
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