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Defining sarcopenic obesity is key to its effective treatment
Future Science Group FSG today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA synthesizing current data on sarcopenic obesity, and looking to highlight the need for public health strategies for prevention and treatment. Sarcopenic obesity is the combination of low muscle mass and high fat mass. Tending to be more common in older adults owing to natural changes associated with aging, sarcopenic obesity has the potential to become of increas ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Penn study: Friendly competition and a financial incentive increases team exer...
PHILADELPHIA - Would having your exercise performance compared to that of your peers motivate you do more A new study suggests it might. And adding a financial incentive would only sweeten the deal even more. Comparing performance to average peers the 50th percentile , and offering financial incentives was the most effective method for increasing physical activity among teams of employees, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans
DARIEN, IL - A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , other mental disorders, or combat experience. Results also show that the prevalence of PTSD tripled during the study period. In a sample of more than 9.7 million U.S. veterans, the age-adjusted prevalence of s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science A Safe Haven Investigating Social-Support Figures as Prepared Safety Stimuli Erica A. Hornstein, Michael S. Fanselow, and Naomi I. Eisenberger Research has shown that fear learning occurs more readily with certain stimuli such as snakes and spiders, perhaps because these types of stimuli have historically threatened humans 8217 survival. Although fear conditioning to these prepared fear stim ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 15
Which Mammals Are Most Suitable as Pets?
Although the numbers of traditional pets such as dogs, cats, and rabbits have been steadily increasing for the past four decades, there has been an even sharper growth in the number of so-called exotics. More and more people are choosing to purchase and keep weird and unusual animals, and it seems the more exotic the better. Although it is unclear what is driving this boom in exotic pets, it may a human fascination with wild animals combined with consumer ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 14
Why Limit Yourself?
In my work as a psychotherapist I often talk with people who think really badly of themselves. Generally their thoughts are unfair and inaccurate, and a lot of our work addresses these distorted views of oneself. When a patient I ll call Jay told me he didn t feel successful in his professional life, my knee-jerk reaction as a therapist was to try to help him feel better about what he d accomplished. As a CBT therapist, that meant looking at the evidence t ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 14
Teaching AI to Think Like Us
Worries about artificial intelligence abound . There are pressing questions about how to keep autonomous robots from ending human lives or even bringing about our extinction. Many think that the goal is to develop ways of programming AI to make decisions like we do. Even if we aren t always moral creatures, human beings are the most morally upstanding citizens we know of. But it s proving extremely difficult to program AI to think like us.
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 14
Rhode Island childcare centers using federal nutrition subsidy served healthie...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- A new Brown University study suggests that in Rhode Island, the nutritional requirements imposed by a federal food subsidy program for daycare centers that serve low-income children have resulted in kids at those centers eating healthier food than kids at centers that do not participate in the program. The analysis, based on the survey responses of more than 100 directors of centers around the state serving children a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Moderately reducing calories in non-obese people reduces inflammation
BOSTON July 14, 2016 --Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to the new results from a large, multicenter study, led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. The paper, published in Aging , reveals that restricting calories by 25 percent in healthy non-obese individuals over two years, while maintaining adequate protein, vitamin, and mineral intake, can significantly lower ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Simple method tests hard-to-treat bacteria's susceptibility to different antib...
BOSTON - The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still effective for individual patients. Currently, multi-drug resistant bacteria often must be sent to specialized laboratories for analysis, leading to several days of delay before results can guide therapy. Now investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ce ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Hungry parents may feed their kids more, UF study finds
The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity. In a small pilot study of 29 children ages 3 to 6 and their mothers, University of Florida researchers asked the mothers to rate their hunger as well as their child s hunger prior to a meal. Among women who were overweight or obese, those who rated their own hunger higher also perceived their child s hu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after 9 p.m. appeared to double the likelihood of obesity later in life, according to a study from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. For parents, this reinforces the importance of establishing a bedtime routine, said Sarah Anderson ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
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