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Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids. Moreover, disparities remain among key subgroups. The bottom-line measure in the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the standard, 100-point Healthy Eating Index HEI-2010 score. Over the study perio ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Medicare beneficiaries face high out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment
Beneficiaries of Medicare who develop cancer and don t have supplemental health insurance incur out-of-pocket expenditures for their treatments averaging one-quarter of their income with some paying as high as 63 percent, according to results of a survey-based study published Nov. 23 in JAMA Oncolog y. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say their study shows that a cancer diagnosis ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Suicide rates drop among members of White Mountain Apache tribe
Deaths by suicide among the White Mountain Apache in Arizona dropped by nearly 40 percent between 2006 and 2012 compared to the previous six-year period, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the tribe finds. The substantial reduction came after tribal leaders responded to the high number of suicides occurring in their community by passing legislation to develop a surveillance system and intensive prevention program, whi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Changes in the diet affect epigenetics via the microbiota
You are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect on the host has not been understood. Now, research in mice is showing that microbes communicate with their hosts by sending out metabolites that act on histones--thus influencing gene transcription not only in the colon but also in tissues in other parts of the bod ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories ...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won t voluntarily drink until they re drunk. And while ethanol is calorie-rich, rats that drink it eat less food and their total energy intake remains steady, the research team found. The findings - the first from a series of studies designed to explore the relationship between feeding and alcohol consumption ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Photography-based therapy offers new approach to healing for sexual assault su...
COLUMBIA, Mo. Nov. 22, 2016 -- One out of every six American women has experienced a sexual assault or an attempted sexual assault or rape in her lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While more than half of female survivors of rape report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , previous research has found that not all survivors respond to traditional treatments for PTSD, caus ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Sexist Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems, Study Finds
Toxic masculinity isn rsquo t just bad for women.
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 23
5 Ways Employers Can Promote The Mental Health Of Employees
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Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 23
The Man in the Moon: Faces and Autism
In this case I was planning to use pareidolia to see if humans around the globe saw the same sort of expressions and faces in things which, strictly speaking, don t have faces. If I d mentioned pareidolia ten years ago I would have received a chorus of huhs But the internet has changed all that. In amongst the kittens, the politics , and the sunsets-accompanied-by-improving statements, we now all open our social media feeds to be greeted with washing machi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
The Diametrics of Personal Space: Autism vs. Schizophrenia
In the two previous posts I elaborated the idea of intra-psychic mentalism , meaning your ability to read your own mind and sense your own reactions and emotions. But now a remarkable new review explores, not how you sense your internal self, but how you sense yourself externally in the space around you what the authors call peripersonal space PPS, left . This is illustrated by the striking rubber hand illusion RHI in which the subject sees a lifelike rubb ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
The Evolution of Humor: From Grunts to Poop Jokes
Mark Twain, arguably one of the greatest American humorists, remarked that humor is mankind s greatest blessing. Indeed, some have argued that the human capacity for humor is what distinguishes our species from others. But humor as we understand it today did not just appear suddenly it is probably the result of millions of years of evolution.
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
Sex, gender, or both in medical research
No one can deny that men and women have different genes, biology and anatomical features. However, only a minority of medical studies take this into account when analyzing and reporting research results. Time to hold researchers accountable, argue two leading experts on sex and gender, not just for the sake of equity, but mainly for the sake of health. Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and Scientific ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
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