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Is There an Ideal Number of Health Messages to Prompt New Habits?
Imagine You re feeling much more sluggish than usual, and it s not just from devouring those last pieces of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. You visit the doctor and, after administering some tests, he gives you the not-so unexpected news Your current diet is taking a toll on your overall health and well-being. The doctor sits down with you to discuss multiple ways to live a healthier lifestyle such as creating a daily exercise regimen and developing a nutriti ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Dec 9
New report: European science academies call for urgent action on food and nutr...
As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health. Scientists from national academies across Europe are calling for urgent action on food and nutrition in a new rigorous and independent report published today by the European Academies Science Advisory Council EASAC . This thor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Seeing isn't believing: Penn biologists show how to shut off hunger 'alarm sys...
Imagine you re in a restaurant, hungry, anxious and a bit irritable awaiting your food order to arrive at the table. The server exits the kitchen with a tray full of steaming plates and a flood of relief washes over you. But the server ferries the food right past you to another table, and the unpleasant sensation of hunger returns -- at least until you take the first bite of your very own meal. With a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvani ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Penn researchers link binge eating and weight-loss challenges
Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating affect people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who are actively working to lose weight According to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Obesity , it presents a significant ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Study suggests hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes
CLEVELAND, Ohio Dec 6, 2017 --Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease. A new study suggests that hot flashes especially when accompanied by night sweats also may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Results are being published online today in Menopause , the journal of The N ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers highlighted in study
Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study has revealed. Over the past 10 years, there has been a large increase in the prescription of medications such as opioids and some antidepressants for chronic pain management. Experts at Newcastle University, UK, have today published a study in the academic journal, PLOS ONE , which shows the serious impact of these m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
'Obesity paradox' not found when measuring new cases of cardiovascular disease
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for getting cardiovascular disease, a controversial body of research suggests that obesity may actually be associated with improved survival among people who have cardiovascular disease. However, a new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that this obesity paradox is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease. Most prior work examines people wit ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
New Lancaster study 'reimagines infertility'
New research from Lancaster University has identified the invisible infertile , a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly into popular notions of who is at risk of infertility. Around the world, the invisible infertile includes racial and ethnic minorities, those with limited economic resources, those who do not have access to affordable healthcare, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and mor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For years, policymakers have relied upon surveys and census data to track and respond to extreme poverty. While effective, assembling this information is costly and time-consuming, and it often lacks detail that aid organizations and governments need in order to best deploy their resources. That could soon change. A new mapping technique, described in the Nov. 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, shows how res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Children bear the brunt of secondhand smoke in Bangladesh
Researchers say there is an urgent need for action after 95 per cent of children from 12 primary schools in Dhaka tested positive for recent second-hand smoke SHS exposure. The study, which involved collaboration with the University of Dhaka, is the first to report on biochemically validated second hand smoke exposure among children in a low and middle-income country LMIC . The Dhaka results are more than double of those expected globally 40 and in stark c ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Large proportion of patients experiencing acute exacerbations of COPD are skip...
Glenview, IL- Acute exacerbations of COPD AECOPD can negatively impact a patient s health-related quality of life, lead to a decline in pulmonary function, and can also cause an increased use of health care resources. On average, patients with COPD have one to three treated exacerbations per year, and up to 25 percent of patients with COPD who are hospitalized for an exacerbation die within a year. In the past, systematic reviews have shown that pulmonary ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
USC researchers develop method to ensure human rights in public health services
When measuring the success of public health work -- from immunizations to family planning services -- experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on Global Health Human Rights and the World Health Organization WHO developed a new methodology, published by PLOS ONE , to determine the extent to which commonly used ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
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