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Risk of adolescents being overweight impacted by neighborhood education, incom...
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 -- A new Kaiser Permanente study found an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese among normal-weight 18-year-olds who lived in neighborhoods with lower education or income levels. The study, published today in Pediatric Obesity , found that over a four-year period, 25 percent of these young adults became overweight or obese. In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescent ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
Number of tuberculosis cases in India is double current estimates, says new st...
The number of cases of tuberculosis TB in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. The research team, comprising researchers from Imperial College London, the Government of India s Revised National TB Control Programme, the World Health Organisation, and other organisations, have published their findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases . The team analysed drug sales data to show that the actual number of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
Children with food allergies predisposed to asthma, rhinitis
Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have, say researchers from The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP in a new study recently published in BMC Pediatrics . Eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis are among the most common childhood medical conditions in the U.S., said lead researcher David A. Hill, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types
There s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma a type of brain tumor , thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma. Limiting weight gain over the decades could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest. The findings, published Aug. 25 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
Calorie-burning 'good' fat can be protected, says study
UC San Francisco researchers studying beige fat -- a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes -- have discovered a new strategy to cultivate this beneficial blubber. Beige fat cells have the ability to switch back and forth between an energy-hoarding white state and an energy-burning brown state, the new research found, based on how they handle the cellular power plants known as mitochondria Preventing beige fat cells from dige ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
A reward makes rats more likely to replay memories in reverse
When a rat runs a maze and finds a reward, the first thing he does is pause to enjoy it, especially when it s a spot of Nesquik chocolate. But inside his brain, the work isn t done. In a study published August 25 in Neuron , researchers show that the rat s memories of reaching the reward play forward and backward in its hippocampus, but it s the backwards replay that increases with the size of the reward, possibly as a way to reinforce learning. You don t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience , found that tetrahydrocannabinol THC , the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, makes rats less willing to try a cognitively demanding task. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that when we gave THC to these rats, they basically ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
Opioid receptors outside the brain targeted in rats; new direction for painkil...
Opioid abuse is a growing public health crisis, affecting up to 36 million people worldwide. Many of these individuals first get hooked on prescription painkillers that target mu opioid receptors in the brain. A study in rats published August 25 in Cell Reports suggests that a different approach that targets delta opioid receptors on sensory neurons in peripheral tissues might avoid the side effects and high abuse potential of currently available pain reli ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
JNeurosci: Highlights from the Aug. 24 issue
Tone Deafness After Stroke Linked to Damage to Right Side of the Brain Stroke patients with tone deafness and other forms of amusia exhibit damage to the right temporal lobe of the brain. Using an advanced method for analyzing relationships between brain damage and behavior, researchers studied the brains of 77 stroke survivors and found impaired music ability was linked to lesions in areas of the right temporal lobe. Patients whose musical deficits persis ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 25
How long do you want to live? Your expectations for old age matter
August 24, 2016 -- Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young In a latest study, a team of researchers including Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, investigated how long young and middle-aged adults in the United States say they want to live in relation to a number of personal characteristics. The results showed that more than one out of six people would prefer to di ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 24
Lymph node stage may have clinical significance among NSCLC patients with stag...
DENVER - Analysis of a large non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patient cohort with stage IV M1a disease identified lymph node staging as having clinical significance and an impact on prognosis. Lung cancer is the most common and fatal type of cancer with approximately 50 of new cases diagnosed at stage IV. In 2007, the 7th edition of TNM Classification for Lung Cancer added a new category, M1a, to stage IV classification. The M1a disease is defined as metas ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 24
Study shows diabetes treatment helps reduce weight in children with autism
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study shows significant evidence that a common drug used to treat type shy 2 diabetes - metformin - is also effective in helping overweight children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder ASD who take antipsychotic medications maintain or reduce their body mass index BMI . This is a very special group, as young people with ASD present with many unique challenges. By definition, they experience communication difficulties, and t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 24
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