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Nutrition labels on dining hall food: Are they being used? By who?
University of Illinois dining halls voluntarily label foods with nutrition information. Although 45 percent of students noticed the labels, only 20 percent used the labels. Rates of label awareness and use did not change over the course of the semester. Students who practice health-promoting behaviors like tracking what they eat or exercising frequently are most likely to use nutrition information on food items in the dining hall. Placement of the labels d ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Both limited and excess sleep may raise diabetes risk in men
Washington, DC--Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . More than 29 million people nationwide have diabetes, according to the Endocrine Society s Endocrine Facts and Figures Report . During the last 50 years, the average self-reported sleep duration for individuals has decreased by 1.5 t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity
Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity. Researchers are studying the use of an intervention to prevent rapid infant weight gain and childhood obesity. Through the INSIGHT study Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories , the intervention w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia
Alcohol consumption in Australia has declined steadily during the past decade, with per capita consumption in 2013-14 reaching its lowest level since the early 1960s. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that the overall decline in drinking is due mainly to less drinking among people in their teens and early twenties. A study led by Dr Michael Livingston of Australia s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe Universi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Restructuring Your Money Code
Your money code is what you believe about your financial life. It s your guide, your foundation and the meaning behind your money, which after all is simply a tool to get what you most value. Even if you ve never bothered to formally write it down, you DO have a money code. And it s guiding every money decision you make. It shows up when you decide to save 80 of your salary boost. Or teach your kids how to save their allowance. And it also appears when you ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 28
Growing Up with a Disabled Mother Made Me a (Better) Person
Understandably, there is a deep distrust among people with disabilities of nondisabled people that comes from a history of interacting with do-gooders who are SO proud of their efforts to help disabled people, so long as the recipients of their help are unopinionated and passive to nondisabled practitioners found in education , medicine, and elsewhere who aim to normalize disabled people and cure their differences. Though I get the underlying reasons behin ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 28
How a Cultural Meme Was Born
Mandrills are, literally, one of the most colorful creatures on earth and certainly the most colorful primates. Their striking faces are matched only by the bright coloring of their hindquarters. Their genitals are colorful, too, if you must know The coloring is part of their sexual displays, and the males are much more colorful than the females. The unique coloring made mandrills popular with children even before Rafiki stole the show in The Lion King.
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 28
New research shows vaccine protection against Zika virus
BOSTON - The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus ZIKV is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus epidemic a global public health emergency on February 1, 2016. In a paper published today in the journal Nature , a research team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ce ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Researcher finds 'ghost workers' common in migrant farm work
New research by Sarah Horton, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado Denver, reveals that employers in agricultural industries often take advantage of migrants inability to work legally by making their employment contingent upon working under the false or borrowed identity documents provided by employers. Horton s study, published this month in the Anthropology of Work Review , shows that many employers provide employees who do not have legal stat ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
People in hotter, poorer neighborhoods at higher risk of death during extreme ...
In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination. New research from the University of British Columbia shows a higher risk of mortality during extreme heat events in neighbourhoods that tend to get hotter and where people tend to be poorer. Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme hot weather events, said Sarah Henderson, senior author on the study and an assistant professor in UBC s school of popu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Coprescribing naloxone with opioids for pain may reduce adverse events
1. Coprescribing naloxone with opioids is feasible and may reduce opioid-related ER visits Abstract http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-2771 Editorial http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M16-1348 URL goes live when the embargo lifts Naloxone, a fast-acting medication used to block the effects of opioids, can be successfully coprescribed to patients receiving opioid analgesics for chronic pain in primary care. Naloxone coprescr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Fish oil during pregnancy offers no protection for children against obesity
In Europe, almost one in three schoolchildren under the age of ten is overweight, if not obese. In the search for the cause of this phenomenon, fetal programming inside a mother s womb was put under scrutiny as a potential culprit for this heavy issue . The hypothesis that the mother s diet might have some sort of influence could not be confirmed in a long-term study administering a special diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
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