Therapy And Wellness News

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating
With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you ve heard it people are starving in Africa, y know . True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly as much food as the entire net production of sub-Saharan Africa - about 230 million tonnes per year. But is it any less a waste to eat the excess food Morally, it s equivocal. Nutritionally, it depends. However the land, water and carbon fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
From cradle to grave: postnatal overnutrition linked to aging
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes The report, published today in the journal Environmental Epigenetics , focuses on the pancreatic Islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin and other hormones. Islets of mice that were overnourished during the first 21 days ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Obesity tied to weakened response to taste
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York. Taste perception is known to change with obesity, but the underlying neural changes remain poorly understood. It s surprising that we know so little about how taste is affected by obesity, given that the taste of food is a b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Solutions for leading sleep woes
The double whammy of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea OSA is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new Australian study has found. By following simple new guidelines, people with the concurrent conditions reported great improvement to both their sleep, and their health - with about 50 improvement in global insomnia severity and night-time ins ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Is diabetes keeping you up at night?
CLEVELAND, Ohio August 14, 2019 --Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women s sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now, as a new study concludes that women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. Study results are ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time, CHEO study finds
August 14, 2019 -- OTTAWA -- A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions. The findings come from the globally recognized Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group HALO at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa. Impulsive behaviour is associated ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Surgeons report success in reducing opioid prescribing without increasing pati...
Having a hernia repaired, or an appendix or gallbladder removed, hurts. And for the past two decades, patients having these common operations in the U.S. have gone home from the hospital with prescriptions for dozens of opioid pills to ease that pain. But with rising concern about the role of those pills in the national opioid epidemic, a new study shows how one state s surgeons reduced the number ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Does opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy harm newborns?
A new Pharmacology Research Perspectives study found no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment OMT during pregnancy compared with no treatment. Because little is known about the safety of treatment with methadone and buprenorphine as part of OMT in pregnant women with opioid use disorders, researchers compared prenatally OMT-exposed newborns with two other newborn groups newborns of wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Addiction intervention in hospital is a 'reachable moment'
Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they re in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new research. The study, published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , measured one key outcome for patients who participated in a first-of-its-kind addiction intervention program started by Or ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Transgender college students four times as likely to experience mental health ...
The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary face enormous mental health disparities relative to their peers. In a first-of-its-kind study published on Friday, August 16, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , Boston University researchers and colla ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Sequential, concurrent multitasking is equally hard for men, women
Women and men perform equally when required to switch attention between tasks or perform two tasks simultaneously, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Patricia Hirsch of Aachen University in Germany and colleagues. The finding adds to a growing literature that contradicts the widely held belief that women multitask better than men. Multitasking--performing several indep ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Pregnant transgender men at risk for depression and lack of care, Rutgers stud...
Transgender men who become pregnant are at increased risk for depression and difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among health care providers, a Rutgers study reports. The study, published in the journal Maturitas , examined health care research on transgender men who become pregnant at or after age 35 to determine their medical and mental health needs. Despite the increased ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
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