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Happy Marriage, Healthier Spouses
Is a happy marriage the key to good health Yes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Overall, married people are in better mental and physical health than their unmarried -- divorced or widowed -- peers. The study, which followed 700 couples over 20 years, found that each partner s health can be affected by both positive and negative interactions at all stages of marriage. The researchers reported that people who have happy marriages are ...
Healthday - Sat. Jul 1
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce
Kids react to divorce in different ways. One may be sad and let schoolwork slip. Another might be anxious or angry and act out these feelings. A third might pretend not to have any feelings about it at all. Here are steps you might take to help your children navigate this difficult time for the entire family. Before you actually tell your kids about the impending divorce, practice what you ll say about your decision without any anger. You want to make clea ...
Healthday - Sat. Jul 1
Eighty-five percent of Spanish children eat too much salt
Salt is a hidden enemy in children s diets. So says the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, which suggests that over 80 of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt this is associated to greater risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity. According to the authors, we first need to know the sources of dietary salt intake before we can reduce it. SINC Salt is possibly the oldest and the most widely used ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
June 29, 2017 -- Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depressi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Car seat laws for older kids have limited impact
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Laws that require increasingly older kids to sit in car safety seats appear to have limited impact, new research has found. The same parents who already were buckling up kids appear most likely to switch to safety seats, leaving the same number of kids unrestrained, found a study published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management . These laws can be very appealing for legislators to pass, but our research calls into question their ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
State revenue declines lead to cuts in children's Medicaid benefits, education...
HOUSTON - June 29, 2017 - State spending cuts during economic downturns fall more heavily on children than the elderly, according to new research by experts at Rice University. Their findings are published in the National Tax Journal and analyze implications for policymakers. The Most Unkindest Cut of All State Spending on Health, Education and Welfare During Recessions was co-authored by Richard Boylan, professor of economics, and Vivian Ho, the chair in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Crescent Spring and Mingsha Mountain within its territory. Through anal ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Altering gut bacteria pathways may stimulate fat tissue to prevent obesity
Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity. The team showed that blocking a specific intestinal microbial pathway can prevent obesity and insulin resistance, as well as cause fat tissue to become more metabolically active. The study was recently published in Cell Reports . The research team, led by J. Mark Brown, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic s Lerner Research Institute, studied the metabolic path ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Most reproductive-age women using opioids also use another substance
PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2017 - The majority of reproductive-age and pregnant women who use opioids for non-medical purposes also use at least one other substance, ranging from nicotine or alcohol to cocaine, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis. It was the first to look at use of multiple substances in a nationally representative group of U.S. women age 18 to 44. The findings, published online and scheduled for an ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main sources of stress in the United States is work. But according to new research, there may be a simple way to alleviate workplace stress cycling.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 28
Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low mood. But what are the signs and symptoms of this mood disorder
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 28
If for Just One Day We Could Smell as a Dog Does
On our lazy summer evening walks our yearling puppy Holden, still ungainly in his bulky paws as he tromps across our meadow, I scratch my head and watch in wonder as he pauses at tree stumps, grass clumps, and rocks to take in the nuances of their scents oftentimes sniffing for minutes on end with newfound fascination. While I stand nearby and cluelessly watch him, as much as I try to understand and many times wish that we d just move on , he is lost to an ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
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