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New cannabis products highly potent, pose mental health risks
CHICAGO--February 12, 2018--Schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues may be triggered by marijuana use, according to a research analysis in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage, as well as associated risks. The special report in the JAOA aggregates what is known to hel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Polluted Air May Pollute Our Morality
Exposure to air pollution, even imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . A combination of archival and experimental studies indicates that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating. The experimental findings suggest that this association m ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 12
Why you feel hungrier after you lose weight
Obesity continues to be growing problem in the developed world, and Norway, where one in four people is overweight, is no exception. A recent study helps illuminate why it can be so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss. The study, just published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endrocrinology and Metabolism, studied appetite in patients who participated in a comprehensive 2-year weight loss program, and found clues as ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Mouse study adds to evidence linking gut bacteria and obesity
A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome -- a garden of bacterial, viral and fungal genes -- plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans. A report of the findings, published Jan. 24 in Mucosal Immunology , highlights the potential to prevent obesity and diabetes by manipulating levels and ratios of gu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
New research shows shorter fitness test still accurately predicts risk of mort...
KINGSTON - Queen s University researcher Louise de Lannoy has determined a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality. This risk is determined independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, and family history. Overwhelming evidence has shown a maximal fitness test is a reliable way to determine the risk of mortality. This established test, performed on a t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Study shows benefits of exercise can outweigh health effects of severe obesity
TORONTO, February 12, 2018 -- Can you be fit and healthy even if you re overweight That s the question researchers at York University s Faculty of Health set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with severe obesity. According to the recent study, led by Jennifer Kuk, associate professor in York University s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, and collabo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Global neonatal hearing screening devices market to exceed US$ 44.4 mn in 2025
Persistence Market Research presents a new report titled Neonatal Hearing Screening Devices Market Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Forecast 2017 - 2025 that studies the performance of the global neonatal hearing screening devices market over an eight year assessment period from 2017 to 2025. The report presents the value forecast of the global neonatal hearing screening devices market and provides important insights as well as analysis on the fact ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Global Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis test market expected to reach US$ 1,002....
Persistence Market Research has come up with revised forecasts on the global rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis test market. According to this latest market report titled Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis Test Market Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Forecast 2017-2027 , the global market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.3 during the forecast period 2017-2027. The global market is estimated to reach a valuation of more than US 1 Bn by the end of the year ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
In the largest study to date on children in a low middle income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection. The findings, published today in open access journal Frontiers in Public Health , suggest that measles vaccination in the recommended sequence may have made an important contribution towards ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging MRI scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person s levels of aggression. The study was led by Thomas Denson of the University of New South Wales in Australia in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults
A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Measuring the function of beta cells, which store and release insulin, can help assess future type 2 diabetes risk. The study randomly assigned participants--who were overweight and had no history of diabetes--to an inte ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Understanding Mental Disorder through a Scientific Lens
Diagnosing mental-health issues may seem straightforward Patients discuss their symptoms and a clinician matches those symptoms to a disorder and devises an appropriate treatment. In reality, this view belies the complexity inherent in understanding, classifying, and diagnosing psychiatric phenomena. Advances in clinical science over the past several decades have led to major improvements in how mental disorder is diagnosed and treated millions of individu ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Feb 7
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