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Sunlight Is the Best Medicine
A warm welcome-back to Abigail Strubel, social worker, writer, mental health advocate, and chronotherapy aficionado. Here she delves into some surprising historical precursors of light therapy for both medical and psychological afflictions, which demonstrated positive effect long before the current era of definitive placebo -controlled clinical trials. Pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale was rigorous not only about kindness and cleanliness she maintained ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
One Size Rarely Fits All
Guest post by Brendan Cullen , a doctoral student in the UO SAN Lab .
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
Yoga Poses Could Boost Self-Esteem More Than "Power Poses"
Researchers found that standing yoga poses like Mountain Pose Tadasana , Upward Salute Urdhva Hastasana , and Eagle Pose Garudasana improved self-esteem, energy, sense of power and control. Participants did both yoga poses and power poses for a few minutes and were asked to rate their sense of energy, control, and empowerment. This effect was not seen after high power poses like the superman pose, a standing pose with hands resting on the hips, or the hand ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
Feeling Bad?
Did you ever wonder why we sometimes experience emotions and can t identify what caused us to experience them We re just going through our day and suddenly feel depressed, or anxious, but nothing significant happened. Usually, but not always, we feel emotions as a result of some experience, whether it is happening now or is a memory of a past experience. Feeling them is not something we have control over but interpreting them is. The thought process that t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
Why Women Can't Afford to Overlook Sleep Apnea
On November 29, 2017, after more than three years of collaborative work, the Society for Women s Health Research SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep released its Women amp Sleep Apnea Toolkit to provide women and their health care providers with gender -specific information about obstructive sleep apnea and sleep -disordered breathing. This resource is particularly special because it represents the combined efforts of 12 researchers and clinicians acro ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
One Essential Thing We Can Do to Slow the Aging Process
I remember my mother looking at me on my fortieth birthday and saying, You look so young. When I turned 40 I thought of myself as old. And indeed, by the time she was 40 and after my father had died, she had put on weight and rarely exercised. By the time she was seventy she was being pushed around in a wheel chair. So much of aging , surely, lies within our minds. If we consider that we are old If we do not exercise, if we eat too much, and above all, if ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 2
UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe -- heart disease statistics from m...
A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study from the European Society of Cardiology with a leading contribution from Barts Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London QMUL . The study also finds that the UK is lagging behind many lower income countries in some aspects of heart disease prevention. The European Society of Cardiology ESC study inv ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Diabetes and obesity together responsible for nearly 800,000 cancers worldwide
The study, led by Imperial College London, found that nearly six per cent of new worldwide cancer cases in 2012 were caused by the combined effects of diabetes and being overweight BMI of over 25 kg m2 or obese BMI of over 30 kg m2 . For the 12 cancers types studied, diabetes and high BMI combined were responsible for nearly 800,000 new cancer cases. As individual risk factors, being overweight was responsible for twice as many cancers as diabetes, 544,300 ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day -- for your fat cells?
Regularly eating breakfast affects our body fat cells by decreasing the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing how much sugar they take up, according to new research from the Journal of Physiology . This may lower diabetes and cardiovascular risk. The team in Bath and Nottingham also found that fat in obese people responds less to insulin, which regulates blood sugar, than lean people do. Importantly, this decrease is proportional to t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Novel Omics tool begins new era for biology and personalized medicine
Most complex diseases, such as obesity, longevity, and diabetes, are largely influenced by genetic factors. But at the same time, they are also modulated by environmental stimuli, such as diet and physical activity. This interaction between the environment and genetic makeup makes every human unique, and underpins the need for personalized medicine. This custom-built medical approach is founded on the premise that predicting, diagnosing, and treating disea ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
More than half of US children will have obesity as adults if current trends co...
Boston, MA - If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57 of today s children in the U.S. will have obesity at age 35, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that excess weight in childhood is predictive of adult obesity, even among young children, and that only children currently at a healthy weight have less than a 50 chance of having obesity as adults. The findings were based on a rigor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index BMI , health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday 1 December]. Previous studies have suggested that the optimum BMI, at which the risk of death is m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
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