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Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease
A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of obesity - results from the failure to safely store excess fat in the body. Overeating and lack of physical activity worldwide has led to rising levels of obesity and a global epidemic of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. A key process in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Oxidative stress induces senescence in cultured RPE cell
Age-related macular degeneration AMD is a leading cause of worldwide blindness in the elderly. It is a bilateral ocular condition that impairs the central retina known as the macula. The macula accounts for the majority of daytime, color vision in humans. Thus, lesions in the macula have a major impact on human vision. Previous studies have suggested that oxidative stress to certain ocular cells may contribute to the development of AMD. Oxidative stress oc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Teenage binge drinking can affect brain functions in future offspring
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children, said senior author Toni R. Pak, PhD ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Risk-taking behaviors tied to racial disparities in HIV in gay communities
On the surface, data indicate that gay black men are 4.5 times as likely to have HIV, while white gay men are 16 times as likely than heterosexual men of their same race. But work by Drexel University researchers showed that those numbers aren t actually a true representation of HIV risk. In fact, the disparity between gay black and white men was actually demonstrated to be smaller, with a key factor being underlying differences in how risk is assessed. Wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Trauma affects girls and boys brains differently
Research carried out at Stanford University School of Medicine in California discovers intriguing differences between male and female brains following traumatic stress. The findings might help design sex-specific trauma interventions.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 14
7 Ways to Heal Your Body by Using the Power of Your Mind
There s a clear connection between the way your brain thinks and the way your body feels. Just like you can use your body to reduce your psychological distress , you can also use your mind to improve your body. Simply changing the way you think and taking charge of what occupies your mind, can improve your physical health and well-being. While positive thinking won t cure everything, a healthy mindset is a key component to a healthy body. Here are seven wa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
Happiness as an Activity of Daily Living
What Are Emotions Trying to describe an emotion is like trying to describe the experience of the color red. Any definition is a description of a complex event--- an approximation of a family of resemblances. Why give emphasis to emotions Emotions are the fire that breathes life into our minds, hearts, souls, and bodies. Both metaphorically and scientifically, this is factual. Psychologically, emotions are primary drivers of attention. They infuse meaning t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
Did Hillary Clinton Fall Victim to the Queen Bee Effect?
Hillary Clinton s failed mission to become the next U.S. president may be symptomatic of a broader shift in attitudes toward women leaders in both politics and business worldwide. The aim to appoint more women as top executives in business seems to be failing internationally. Only 24 of the top 500 American companies have a female CEO while the percentage of women in senior leadership positions amounts to 14 percent. The situation is worse in my country, t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
Surgery for back pain reduces problems with sex life-related pain
November 11, 2016 - For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the November 15 issue of Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . Sex life is a relevant consideration for the majority of patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis, write Dr. Shane Burch of University of California-San Francisco and coll ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
The effect of exercise on vascular function and stiffness in type 2 diabetes
A new study from the University of Sydney has found that regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes T2D . The findings from this study have been published in Current Diabetes Reviews , and shed new light on exercise as a therapy in this population. Compromised arterial health is an underlying mechanism that promotes the progression of cardiovascular disease CVD , which is the leading cause of death in individuals with ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Kevin Pierre-Louis Is Tackling Depression Stigma By Sharing His Own Experience
Depression can throw off your game literally.
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
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