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New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet
Scientists have developed a urine test that measures the health of a person s diet. The five-minute test measures biological markers in urine created by the breakdown of foods such as red meat, chicken, fish and fruit and vegetables. The analysis, developed by researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University, also gives an indication of how much fat, sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten. Although the work is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
A sugary drinks tax has wider economic as well as health benefits
The wider economic benefits of a tax on sugary drinks need to be recognised by policymakers if retailers pricing behaviour is to be changed, according to a study led by the University of East Anglia UEA . The researchers argue that economic welfare would be improved if firms could be dissuaded from using value size pricing - which involves deliberately selling larger size drinks at much lower unit prices than smaller sizes - and this economic benefit would ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'
Children whose parents considered them to be overweight tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a normal weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Sleep health program reduces firefighter disability and injury
Many firefighters suffer acute and chronic sleep deficiency and misalignment of their circadian rhythm body clock due to extended shifts and long work weeks. Extended duration shifts have been shown to increase the risk of sleepiness, burnout, injuries and errors when compared to shorter shifts in resident physicians and first responders such as emergency medical technicians. Many firefighters also suffer from undiagnosed sleep disorders which further incr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Sex, race and financial factors affect rates of jaw surgery for sleep apnea
January 12, 2017 - Jaw advancement surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea OSA --but it s less likely to be performed in men, racial ethnic minorities, lower-income groups, and patients with Medicare coverage, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open reg , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The nationwide study identified signific ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive...
Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. The findings, scheduled for publication in the March 2017 issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior , suggest that while heavy gaming, particularly in boys, can be viewe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Decreasing cocaine use leads to regression of coronary artery disease
January 12, 2016 - People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine , the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM , reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In particular, reducing cocaine use leads to regression of unstable, noncalcified coro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Scientists reveal non-addictive pathway to pain relief
OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. The study , conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, which afflicts about 30 percent of the U.S. population. OHSU investigators studied the function of two forms of cell membrane receptor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Study: Vulnerable young women of color most likely to need abortion financial ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the U.S., according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Social Work in Health Care . These patients receive over 1,000 in aid on average to pay for procedures that would otherwise be unaffordable, given their limited resources The patients in this study are ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
The secret of NOT Yelling When You're Having a Bad Day
I ve been working hard not to yell at my kids. But sometimes I just can t help it. I explode, and then I feel so guilty . I know it isn t really what my kids are doing, it s just me, having a hard day. Is it really possible to stop yelling What s the secret
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
Minimum Daily Requirement for Creativity
Sam Bennett, today s guest poster, has made it her mission to assist people in getting unstuck by helping them focus and move forward on their goals . Her new book, excerpted below, is called Start Right Where You Are How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists . It s premise is that small shifts in the right direction can yield big results in the realization of our c ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
The Problem With (How We Treat) Highly Disciplined People
Self-control it s a skill that most of us wish we had a lot more of. Yet, every once and awhile, you meet a person who has a seemingly mystical ability to make themselves do things they ought to do and resist the urge to do things they ought not to do. It s that person who walks their dog, eats their oatmeal, picks up coffee for everyone in the office, and still shows up to work by 9 a.m. The person who gets their day s work done by lunch and then works ou ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
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