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Study examines work status, productivity after bariatric surgery
In a study appearing in the October 18 issue of JAMA , David R. Flum, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues assessed working status and change in productivity in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery for severe obesity. Obesity is associated with sick leave, disability, and work-place injuries. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for patients with severe obesity. Evidence is limited regarding the relationshi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
A new player in appetite control
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed. The findings could offer scientists a new target for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related disorders, the researchers say ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Binge-eating disorder linked to other health conditions
Binge-eating disorder BED was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Individuals with BED had a 2.5-times increased risk of also having an endocrine disorder and a 1.9-times increased risk of having a circulatory system disorder. Among individuals with BED, those who were also obese had a 1.5-times increased risk of having a respiratory disease and a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Non-medical causes responsible for many maternal deaths
Boston --Intimate partner violence, substance use disorder and mental illness may be as threatening to health and survival during pregnancy in U.S cities as medical issues. The findings, which appear online in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that public health programs and health systems could more effectively prevent maternal deaths by addressing psychosocial contributors to health when pregnant women present for care. Maternal mortality r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting case reports: More reasons to say no to drugs
From pleasure to pain Ecstasy and heart failure Tuesday, October 25, 1 30 p.m., Los Angeles Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Poster 516 A medical student from Abington Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania, will present a case of methamphetamine-induced acute coronary syndrome. A 22-year-old man was brought to the emergency department ED for an evaluation of acute onset shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient reported he had taken ecstasy Molly ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Study shows lads' mags make sexist jokes seem less hostile
A collaborative team of leading social psychologists from the University of Surrey, Clark University, University of Ghent and Middlesex University London have investigated how lads mags normalise sexism in three new studies. The results are published today in Psychology of Men and Masculinities . While editors of men s magazines such as Zoo and FHM have long claimed that sexist humour in these publications is harmless because male readers perceive it as ir ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Developmental science research sheds new light on the origins of discriminatio...
Experiencing prejudice and discrimination in childhood can have long term consequences, including depression, poor academic performance and negative health outcomes. A new special section, published by the Society for Research in Child Development in the journal Child Development , titled Discrimination, Social Exclusion, and Intergroup Attitudes Equity and Justice in Developmental Science highlights cutting edge research in developmental science regarding ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Research examines how beardedness affects women's attraction to men
New research suggests that women tend to find beardedness attractive when judging long-term relationships, perhaps as a signal of formidability among males and the potential to provide direct benefits, such as enhanced fertility and survival, to females. For the study, investigators used computer graphic manipulation to morph male faces varying in facial hair from clean-shaven, light stubble, heavy stubble, and full beards, with additional differences in b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
The connection between child marriage and domestic violence
A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology indicates that women across 34 countries are at increased risk for domestic violence if they marry before age 15. Globally, 34 of young women aged 20-24 were married before age 18 and 12 before age 15 during the period 2000-2011, with the highest prevalence found in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This study used data from Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 34 low and middle inc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Abuse of some prescription drugs can be risk for college sexual assaults, regr...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Numerous studies have found that heavy alcohol use -- by the victim and or perpetrator -- is a factor in more than half of sexual assaults on college campuses. Now, research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has found the abuse of prescription drugs by college students also can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex. RIA Senior Research Scientist Kathleen Parks, PhD, stud ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Other People Are Less Attention-Grabbing to the Wealthy
The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research shows that people who categorize themselves as being in a relatively high social class spend less time looking at passersby compared with those who aren t as well off, a difference that seems to stem from spontaneous processes related to p ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Oct 20
Know the Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts
Family, friends and acquaintances can play a key role in suicide prevention by being alert for signs and taking action to help someone who may be struggling, a mental health expert says. Nearly 43,000 Americans commit suicide each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For the past two decades, suicide rates have been rising in the United States, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The sharpest rises in ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
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