Therapy And Wellness News

Bravo to biomass
Biomass burning sometimes gets a bad rap. That s because many associate the burning of living and dead vegetation with human-caused fires and clearing of land that release unhealthy particles and gases that spur global warming. But what if you burned biomass in a controlled environment, such as in a power plant, that at least partially replaces using a fossil fuel Would there be demonstrable envir ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Countries have a long way to go to reduce the burden of NCD (non-communicable ...
A new method published in the Lancet of monitoring countries performance in reducing the burden of NCD non-communicable disease , shows that many countries have a long way to go to reduce suffering and deaths from NCD. Scores to measure performance across four areas governance, risk factors, surveillance research, and health system response were gathered from 23 mostly low- and middle- income coun ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
COPD heightens deadly lung cancer risk in smokers
Boston, MA -- Smokers who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder COPD may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer SCLC --the deadliest form of lung cancer--than smokers who don t have COPD, according to a large worldwide study led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was published online September 24, 2015 in EBioMedicine . The new st ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Understanding self-control: Eating and spending are different public policy is...
You can resist buying a candy bar while you re waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store--but you ll buy any pair of shoes that are on sale. Your best friend, in contrast, wouldn t dream of buying a pair of shoes he thinks he doesn t need, no matter how low the price--but he can t resist buying that same candy bar you so easily ignore. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Poli ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Calorie consumption: Do numbers or graphics encourage diners to eat less?
To encourage consumers to lower their caloric intake, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires most chain restaurants to state the number of calories that each menu item contains. But is a number the only effective way of helping diners make low-calorie choices No, says a new study in the Journal of Public Policy Marketing. According to the study, another popular way of indicating calori ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
From brain, to fat, to weight loss
Weight is controlled by the hormone leptin, which acts in the brain to regulate food intake and metabolism. However, it was largely unknown until now, how the brain signals back to the fat tissue to induce fat breakdown. Now, a breakthrough study led by Ana Domingos at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci 234 ncia IGC Portugal , in collaboration with Jeffrey Friedman s group at Rockefeller University USA , ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Weight loss, exercise improve fertility in women with PCOS
Washington, DC--Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome , a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility. The condition occurs when a woman s body produces ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Inflammatory response may fan the flame of dietary fats' role in obesity-relat...
An enhanced inflammatory response could be the key link between high saturated fat intake - a recognized risk factor for obesity-related disorders - and the development of diseases like type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. A new study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry demonstrates that ingesting fats similar to those in a Mediterranean-type diet, featuring low saturated fat and high monou ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Diabetes medication could be used to treat alcohol dependence
A new study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy shows that a medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Alcohol dependence causes morbidity as well as mortality and is major health problem in today s society. The costs for alcohol dependence in Sweden are estimated to be around SEK 45 billion per year. Nearly 5 percent of the ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Telecommuting Works Best in Moderation, Science Shows
Organizations are increasingly offering employees a variety of work-from-home options despite sometimes conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of telecommuting. A comprehensive new report reveals that telecommuting can boost employee job satisfaction and productivity, but only when it s carefully implemented with specific individual and organizational factors in mind. A key factor in determi ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Sep 26
High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains
Music training improves teens hearing and language skills, a new study says. The findings suggest that music instruction can help teens do better in school, according to Northwestern University researchers. While music programs are often the first to be cut when the school budget is tight, these results highlight music s place in the high school curriculum, the study s senior author, Nina Kraus, s ...
Healthday - Wed. Sep 23
Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows
Couples who share the responsibilities of child care end up feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their overall relationship, new research suggests. The finding applies to both married couples and couples who are living together, and stems from responses to a survey completed by nearly 500 heterosexual partners, all of whom were parents. Relationships with respect to child care have ...
Healthday - Wed. Sep 23
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