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Dancing With Change
I met Lorna Davis for the first time in July 2015 at the inaugural Danone Day in Paris, a special event at which all of Danone s marketed in the US as Dannon 100,000 employees worldwide convened virtually and in person to launch the Danone Manifesto , which described the food multinational s lode star, its purpose and principles. Lorna s job, in the newly created role of Chief Manifesto Catalyst, was not only to articulate the manifesto and roll it out, bu ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 26
Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia in some older men depending on thei...
Many people have been advised to take vitamin supplements to boost their immune systems. However, a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that taking vitamin E supplements led to an increased risk of pneumonia for more than one in four older men 28 who smoked and did not exercise. However, the opposite effect was true for older men who exercised and did not smoke - in that vitamin E actually decreased their risk of contracting pn ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Iron supplements in the fight against lead
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to petrol for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and the damage it does is irreversible. The situation becomes significantly worse if people are exposed to a high level of lead at the same time as they are suffering from iron deficiency. In the small intestine, lead and iron bind to the same transport protein, which ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Nutritionists must take a bigger piece of the pie when it comes to influencing...
Queensland University of Technology PhD researcher Katherine Cullerton, from QUT s Faculty of Health, found that nutrition professionals, scientists and other public interest bodies tended to stay on the sidelines in national nutrition policy-making while the food industry takes the floor. Her network analysis of policy influencers published in Obesity Reviews showed that the food industry had both more and higher level access points to policymakers than n ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Is bariatric surgery a cost-effective treatment for teens with severe obesity?
In a study published online by JAMA Surgery , Chin Hur, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues assessed the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for adolescents with obesity using recently published results from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study. Severe obesity affects 4 percent to 6 percent of U.S. youth and is growing more prevalent. Behavioral intervention is the first-line treatment for adol ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Genetic risk factor for binge eating discovered
Boston --Researchers have identified a gene CYFIP2 associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. In addition, the researchers discovered a network of downregulated genes involved in myelination the process of forming a sheath around a nerve fiber to allow nerve impulses to move quickly that also was associated with b ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Reading the right sexual cues
Both college men and women focus primarily on a photographed woman s nonverbal emotional cues when making snap decisions about whether she is expressing sexual interest at a particular moment in time. But their judgments also are based to a large degree on how attractive she is and the provocativeness of her attire. Physical attractiveness plays a much larger role in how college men than women make these quick judgments. Female students in turn tend to pic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
School Principals Shape Students’ Values Via School Climate
Over time, students personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Associational for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that principals values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students own values. Given the vast amount of time children spend in school, it is important to assess the impact that schools ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Oct 26
On The Days Just Getting Out Of Bed Is An Accomplishment
Written by Desiree Nunez
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Marijuana Use Among Young People
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Staci Gruber, PhD
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Machine learning and the hunt for dementia
We ve seen some tremendous improvements recently in the ability of machines to understand and interpret human speech. Indeed, there has even been tremendous progress in making machines sound more human than they currently do.
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Creepy Clowns Prowl the Uncanny Valley
Halloween gives children the opportunity to celebrate and tame fearful figments of the imagination. Celebrants who play at spooky, scary, fantastical, or satirical portrayals strengthen their sense of the normal and their confidence in the permissible. We Americans gleefully now spend more than 3 billion each year on readymade Halloween costumes and decorations. Last weekend, for example, I saw scores of little costumed denizens as they made their way to t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
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