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Food access near schools and homes illuminated for children in New York city
A study of nearly 800,000 schoolchildren in New York City shows that Black, Hispanic, and Asian students live and go to school closer to both healthy and unhealthy food outlets than do White students. Brian Elbel of the New York University School of Medicine and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE . Childhood obesity is a major health issue in the U.S. Income and race ethnicity are key factors associated with obesity, and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on ways to reduce consumption of sugary ...
Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization WHO have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. This new Cochrane Review summarizes evidence from research studies testing ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 12, 2019 --Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study from China suggests that this same combination could help prevent metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in postmenopausal women. Results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
The app teaching anorexics to eat again
Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that - eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. Anorexic patients can normalize their eating rate by adjusting food intake to feedback from a smartphone app, says Professor Per Sodersten , lead author of an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience defending his pioneering method. And in contrast to failing standard treatments, most regain a norm ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Do video games drive obesity?
A chubby teen lolling on the sofa for hours on end, the game controller in one hand, a bag of crisps at his side and a bottle of coke on the coffee table. This is the mental picture many people have of the typical gamer. Along with this goes the widespread notion that frequent gaming contributes to obesity. Is this justified The study contradicts this stereotype for children and teenagers. In adults, there is a slight positive correlation between playing v ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Nurses have an increased risk of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation
SAN ANTONIO - According to preliminary results of a new study , there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among medical center nurses. Results show that 49 of participating nurses at an academic medical center averaged less than 7 hours of sleep per night, and the overall average nightly sleep time was 6.6 hours. Symptoms consistent with chronic insomnia were identified in 31 of nurses, and excessive daytime sl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition
Baltimore June 9, 2019 - Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected. The research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANES , a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. Compared with people who got more than seven hours of sleep per night--the amount the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and pe...
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of night owls - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - could lead to significant improvements in sleep wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. New international research by the Universities of Birmingham and Surrey in the UK, and Monash University in Australia, showed that, over a three-week period, it was possible to shift the c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telemedicine is effective for insomnia
SAN ANTONIO - Preliminary findings from two analyses of an ongoing study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered by telemedicine is as effective as face-to-face delivery. Results of a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial show that both delivery methods were equally effective at improving sleep outcomes measured by sleep diaries, reducing self-reported sleep latency and wake after sleep onset while increasing total sleep time ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss
SAN ANTONIO - Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. Results show that individuals with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have experienced multiple involuntary job losses. Compared to participants who did not have sleep apnea, those with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea were more than twice as likely to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer's pathology
Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer s pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study of older men and women published in JNeurosci . These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer s disease. Alzheimer s disease is associated with disrupted sleep and the accumulation of tau and proteins in the brain, which can emerge long before characteristic memory impairm ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction
Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 - A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren t, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging , published by Elsevier. The findings help explain how the brain becomes dependent on cannabis, and why not all cannabis users develop an addiction, even with long-term regular us ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
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