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Plus-sized fly: A model to understand the mechanisms underlying human obesity
Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Why do people become obese Poor dietary choices and overeating seem like clear causes, but what is at the root of these behaviors Significantly overweight people may be genetically predisposed to be affected disproportionately when faced with the ready availability of calorie-laden treats. It appears, in others words, that some people s genes place them at particular risk of gaining more weight than others in the modern food landsc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Study finds association between insufficient sleep and gestational diabetes me...
A Singapore-based study has found a new health link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus GDM . This is the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a multi-ethnic Asian population. Findings, published in the journal SLEEP , suggest that addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM. Diabetes is a global health concern and is an increasingly p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all other age groups. In 2000, about one percent of Americans over 50 had used it within the past year by 2012, that number had risen to 3.9 percent. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Iowa has analyzed the divergent pathways of cannabis use among the older adult population to demon ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Testing breast milk for cannabinoids
With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug s use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. It stands to reason that many of these women will continue to use marijuana after they give birth. Now researchers have developed a new method to help determine what this means for infants potential exposure to the active compounds in marijuana in breast milk. Their report appears in the journal ACS Omega . ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a western diet - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic. New research by scientists at the University of California, Riverside now shows that chronic consumption of a western diet leads to overeating and obesity due ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests
A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a measure that has proven to be highly effective in preventing HIV transmission during unprotected sex. While not entirely foolproof, studies have shown taking daily doses o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Study identifies barriers to sexual health among male teens and young men
Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted a dozen focus groups with 70 straight and gay bisexual Hispanic and African-American males ages 15 to 24 report that gaining a better understanding of the context in which young men grow up will allow health care providers to improve this population s use of sexual and reproductive health care. In a report of the research, published Jan. 6 in the Journal of Adolescent Health , the investigators say the sessions revea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Unlikely couple: Liaison between a Sika deer and a Japanese snow monkey
In 2014 reports of an Antarctic fur seal coercing king penguins into sexual relations made headlines worldwide, as it was the first time that such behavior between unrelated species was documented. However, it does not seem to be a unique occurrence in nature In a new study1 published by Springer in the journal Primates 2, researchers report on the mating behavior observed between a Japanese macaque male also known as snow monkey and a female Sika deer. Ac ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health
Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying. Poor children are also more likely than kids from middle-income hom ...
Healthday - Wed. Jan 11
How Your Toxic Boss Is Hurting Your Mental Health
Toxic bosses are, unsurprisingly, the top cause of unhappiness in the workplace. Half of employees have left their jobs to get away from a bad manager, according to a 2015 Gallup survey , and 41 percent of American workers say they ve been psychologically harassed on the job.
Huffington Post - Wed. Jan 11
Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life
Editor s note Deconstructing Stigma A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan s story below.
Huffington Post - Wed. Jan 11
Another View From the Top
For the article View from the Top , I interviewed powerful women as well as psychologists who study gender and leadership . While patterns emerged, most inspirational was how each boss successfully leveraged her unique personality , background, and talents. Here is a bonus profile of one strong leader Marisa Thalberg, CMO of Taco Bell and founder of Executive Moms.
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 11
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