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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
A New Look at the Role of Apps in Distracted Teen Driving
Co-authored by Steve Schlozman As parents , we share some really big milestones with our children. There s riding a bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep -away camp.
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 12
Selena Gomez Reportedly Checks Back Into Rehab For Mental Health
Selena Gomez has returned to rehab , according to Us Weekly.
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 12
How One Author Turns Stress to Inspiration
What inspiration can be found in the stress of family and marriage life originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 12
Successful trial shows tablet lowers risk of disease returning for kidney canc...
Trial demonstrates that taking oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the kidney First ever adjuvant preventative treatment to make a difference to kidney cancer patients after surgery Patients with locally advanced kidney cancer usually face a 40 to 50 per cent chance of a relapse within five years after having an operation to remove their kidney The first successful cl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Research points to ways to improve the therapeutic potential of stem cells
Stem cells hold great promise for transforming medical care related to a diverse range of conditions, but the cells often lose some of their therapeutic potential when scientists try to grow and expand them in the laboratory. A new study, however, provides insights on the cellular mechanisms that might be targeted to help certain stem cells--called human mesenchymal stem cells hMSCs --maintain properties needed to make them clinically useful. We found that ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
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