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Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
Women in midlife with a history of depression appear at markedly greater risk of suffering from heart disease, new research suggests. The finding seems to reinforce the well-known link between depression and heart troubles, but it doesn t prove a cause-and-effect relationship. Tracking about 1,100 women over 10 years, researchers found that depression was the only significant risk factor for coronary artery disease in women younger than 65 who had no histo ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters
Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center WTC -exposed firefighters following the 9 11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities. They noted a nearly 4-fold increase in the rate in thyroid cancer, but this increased risk was not significant after controlling for possible biases related to cancer screening. WTC-exposed firefighters have access to health care and routine health monitoring exams even a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Many adolescent girls with leukemia are not being screened for pregnancy befor...
A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. The findings are published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Although many chemotherapy drugs can cause birth defects, there are no standardized guidelines for pregnancy screening in adolescent female cancer patients and little is known about how ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
University of Tennessee professor studies drug website risk warnings
KNOXVILLE --Do you take time to read the risk warnings on drug websites before you take the drug Mariea Hoy, an advertising professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has studied that question and determined that no, you probably don t. Last month, Hoy presented her findings in Washington, D.C. at a Federal Trade Commission workshop titled Putting Disclosures to Test. Hoy and former UT faculty member Abbey Levenshus, who now teaches at Butler Uni ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Some children are genetically predisposed to overeating in response to televis...
Sept. 29, 2016, Lebanon, N.H. - Exposure to food ads on television leads to overeating among children, especially those genetically predisposed to obesity, researchers at Dartmouth s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the C. Everett Koop Institute have shown. In the Dartmouth study, a particular gene that has been linked previously to obesity is now shown to play a role in overeating among children exposed to food cues such as TV food advertising. In a random ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Smarter lunchrooms innovators
School food service directors are the gatekeepers of child nutrition for over 30 million students nationwide, thus having a tremendous opportunity to help instill healthy eating habits among our youth through the no-cost or low-cost changes championed by the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement SLM . So, what is the best way to empower food service directors to make these changes A new study from the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Progra ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Brain receptor identified as link between obese mothers and children's high bl...
Exposure of babies to high levels of the fullness hormone, leptin, in the womb irreversibly activates receptors in the brain that regulate blood pressure, according to a new study by researchers from King s College London, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation. This activation may lead to a lifelong increased risk of high blood pressure and kidney disease. Previously, observations in humans have shown a link between obesity in pregnant mothers and hi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Antidepressants during pregnancy associated with childhood language disorders
Mothers who purchased antidepressants at least twice during pregnancy had a 37-percent increased risk of speech and or language disorders among their offspring compared to mothers with depression and other psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants, according to new research. Results by scientists at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center will be published online in JAMA Psychiatry ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
GVSU, Stanford study: More gender diversity needed in survey questions
ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Most people have taken a survey or completed a questionnaire in the past that has asked the question Are you male or female A joint study from Grand Valley State University and Stanford University suggests that this traditional survey question does not mirror gender diversity in the world today. The study explains that traditional understandings of sex and gender found in social surveys do not reflect either academic theories about the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Framing Spatial Tasks as Social Eliminates Gender Differences
Women underperform on spatial tests when they don t expect to do as well as men, but framing the tests as social tasks eliminates the gender gap in performance, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The results show that women performed just as well as their male peers when the spatial tests included human-like figures. Our research suggests that we may be underestimating the ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Oct 12
Running May Help Repair Some Types of Brain Damage
Canadian researchers have discovered that running triggers the release of a specific molecule VGF nerve growth factor which helps mice repair specific types of brain damage. Their findings were published yesterday in the October 2016 journal Cell Reports . This cutting-edge discovery, by a team of researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa led by David Picketts , adds to a growing list of neuroprotective benefits derived from aerobic ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 12
The Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx
Here are the five Major League Baseball players with the highest batting averages in 2014
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 12
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