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Survey shows half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the U.S., according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs and 17 of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medici...
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The team say the discovery could lead to the development of new drugs that help people lose weight. Scientists have known for several years that genes can influence a person s weight. One of the genes that is known to play a key role in regulating weight is MC4R, which codes f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition
AUGUSTA, Ga. April 22, 2019 - Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect the function of our neurons. Now Medical College of Georgia scientists have shown that when they block Adora2a in a mo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US
A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in many parts of the country. The findings, published in PNAS , provide evidence that public policy can shape social norms and alter individuals attitudes, says senior author Eric Hehman, a professor in McGill University s Department of Psychology. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
How common is sex for boys before age 13?
Bottom Line Researchers combined data from two U.S. surveys to examine how common it is for boys to have sex before they turn 13. The study included data from nearly 20,000 male high school students and about 7,700 other males between the ages of 15 to 24. Overall, 7.6 percent of the male high school students and 3.6 percent of the other males reported having sexual intercourse before age 13. The proportion varied across metropolitan areas, from 5 percent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Teen series continue to feature stereotyped characters that perpetuate gender ...
A study has sought to identify and analyse adolescents favourite kind of character in Spanish teen series. Teen series are fictional and feature characters that specifically target teenagers and a younger audience. The work by the researchers Mar 237 a Jos 233 Masanet, of the Department of Communication at UPF, and Maddalena Fedele, of Ramon Llull University, was published in Palabra Clave in April. To do so, the authors combined two studies, one on audien ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online
Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. These opportunities don t come without big risks, though. A researcher from Michigan State University found that online sexual experiences can predict whether they become victims of sexual assault one year later. The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and funded by the National Institutes of Health, are part of a st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome
AURORA, Colo. April 10, 2019 - A person s sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published last week in the journal PLOS Pathogens . The microbiome, a community of microbes in the gut, play a major role in driving and shaping the human immune system. But recent studies ha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Men sometimes act less interested in sex -- in order to get it
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she s not interested, usually nothing will happen. When men and women in the study met, about half of the men said they were interested in having sex with the woman, whereas most women were uninterested initially, says Associate Professor Mons Bendixen at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology s NTNU Department of Psychology. So ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally...
PROVIDENCE, R.I.[Brown University] -- Across cultures and geographic locations, the teen years are a time of growth, development and exploration into adult interactions -- and romantic and sexual relationships are often some of the most critical interactions that many teenagers navigate. A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through these challenges, in the hope that the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Screen time before bed has very little impact on mental health in teenagers, O...
Screen time has little effect on teenagers mental health , despite fears about the impact late-night gaming or TV viewing is having on the world s youth, a new study has concluded. Scientists at the University of Oxford used data on more than 17,000 children from across Ireland, the UK and the US, mainly comprising teenagers but with some as young as eight. They found screens were not related to the wellbeing of children using devices for hours during the ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Apr 15
Research identifies genetic causes of poor sleep
The international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and published in Nature Communications , has found 47 links between our genetic code and the quality, quantity and timing of how we sleep. They include ten new genetic links with sleep duration and 26 with sleep quality. The Medical Research Council-funded study looked at data from 85,670 participants of UK Biobank and 5,819 individuals from three other studies, who wore accelerometers - wris ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
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