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Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly
COLLEGE STATION - A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations. The aging baby boomer population is increasing the importance of mobility issues, including transportation, to society, the researchers said, also noting studies are needed to examine potential alternatives to increase the mobility of the elderly including both pr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Teenage weight gain linked to increased stroke risk as an adult
MINNEAPOLIS - Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the June 28, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The stroke rate has been increasing among young adults even while it has been decreasing for older people, said study author Jenny M. Ki ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Tweaking muscle metabolism prevents obesity and diabetes in mice
Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa. The new findings, published in the EMBO Journal , show that triggering a certain type of metabolic stress in mouse muscle cells causes them to produce and secrete significant amounts of the anti-diabetic hormone called fibroblast growth factor-21 FGF21 , which then has widesp ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases
WASHINGTON-- While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease CHD and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index BMI and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be rela ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Weighty matters
Weighty Matters Editorial highlights concern over growing obesity rates and new research linking weight gain in adolescences to stroke risk. WHO Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH physician, researcher, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital WHERE Neurology , the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology WHEN Embargoed for release, June 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. EDT WHAT Adolescent weight gain confers long-term increased stroke risk Dr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological to...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- Toronto - Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids and rebuild their lives with activities that are meaningful and joyful to them. A study of 343 post-surgical patients treated by an innovative, multidisciplinary hospital-integrated pain program at Toronto General Hospital TGH , University Health Network UHN fo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
E-cigarettes increase risk of cigarette smoking in youth
Electronic e -cigarette use has risen rapidly among adolescents and young adults since the product was introduced to the U.S. in 2007 and now exceeds the rate of cigarette smoking in this segment of the population. E-cigarettes may harm public health and ultimately increase the burden of cancer if their use contributes to more cigarette smoking among youth. A new collaborative Dartmouth study led by Samir, Soneji, MA, PhD, and James Sargent, MD, demonstrat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Looking Leadership in the Face
Is there such a thing as simply looking like a leader A large body of research suggests yes. In a recent article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science , John Antonakis University of Lausanne and Dawn L. Eubanks University of Warwick provide an overview of several studies suggesting that getting to the top of the corporate ladder may depend, at least in part, on the structure of a person s face. Given what we know about the predictors of ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jun 28
Differences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education
As regular readers of this blog know, I m an advocate for Self-Directed Education . My research and that of others convinces me that Self-Directed Education works, is eminently practical, and is far less trouble to everyone than the coercive educational system that we all consider standard. Self-Directed Education, with capital letters, is the term that is increasingly being used for the educational practice of people who call themselves unschoolers or who ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Sharks and Stoics
One day my wife and daughters were at the beach enjoying cups of ice cream and sun and walking out on the pier. My youngest looked over the rail, and bursting with joy, shouted, How cool A shark Her excitement was absolute and unrestrained. My older daughter, turned and glanced to where the rascal was swimming below. Oh, a shark, she said. It was a statement of fact. No judgment. Nothing extra. Just neutral and true. My wife, hearing what the girls had sai ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy
Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health -related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion trainings and are coached to learn emotional intelligence . However, there is one important wellness factor that many are forgetting even though it may be the ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
An App for Recovery from Anorexia
Maybe LA has been getting to me this spring, I realised I want to create an app. I see it guiding the user along the entire arc of recovery from anorexia from making the initial decision to act by eating more , to resisting the urge to stop weight restoration at a predetermined BMI, to learning to leave the app s support behind. It will involve no total calorie calculations and no bodyweight targets. Instead, it will encourage the user to follow the standa ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
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