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Fish oil vs. lard -- why some fat can help or hinder your diet
A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience . If people are looking to lose weight, stay clear of saturated fat. Consuming these types of fatty food affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger. The fat causes inflammation that impedes the brain to control the food intake. In other words, people struggle to control how much they ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Witnesses Confuse Innocent and Guilty Suspects with ‘Unfair’ Lineups
Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research, conducted by a team of psychology researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK, builds on existing eyewitness identification studies suggesting that so-called unfair ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science Blunted Reward Processing in Remitted Melancholic Depression Anna Weinberg and Stewart A. Shankman Few reliable markers for vulnerability to major depressive disorder MDD have been identified, despite its prevalence. This may be due to the variety of subgroups and symptom clusters subsumed under the MDD diagnosis. The researchers examined vulnerability markers for a specific subtype ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
Replication Project Investigates Self-Control as Limited Resource
A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource. The findings are published as part of a Registered Replication Report in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Over the last twenty years, numerous studies have provided evidence supporting the idea that our c ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
Two Homes, One Childhood
I have a new book just out called, Two Homes, One Childhood A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime. I thought that visitors to this site might be interested in why I wrote this book. Two Homes, One Childhood is written for parents, as was my 2004 book, The Truth about Children and Divorce . I have spent over 35 years doing research on children, divorce, child custody, and mediation and writing for professional audiences. During this time, I also have practice ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 26
Are employees being asked to do more illegitimate tasks??
by Neil J Lavender PhD
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 26
When Are Puppies At Their Cutest?
One of the best things about studying human-animal interactions is that our scholarly organization, the International Society for Anthrozoology , holds its annual meetings in great places. This year it was in Barcelona. So while my wife took in the Gaudi architecture and the Picasso museum, I listened to talks and read poster papers on topics ranging from YouTube dog bite videos to the psychological conflicts associated with eating pet goats. A research pr ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 26
Task force maybe too stringent in not yet recommending melanoma screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced today that it doesn t have enough evidence to recommend that clinicians perform visual screening for melanomas with patients with no known special risk for the skin cancer. In an invited commentary in JAMA -- the journal of the American Medical Association -- Drs. Martin Weinstock and Hensin Tsao agree that the evidence doesn t meet the task force s standards, but they also question whether those standards ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 26
Rat fathers' diets may affect offspring's breast cancer risk
The dietary habits of rat fathers may affect their daughters breast cancer risk, a study in 60 male rats and their offspring has found. The study is published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research . Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo showed that the female offspring of male rats which had been fed a diet rich in animal fats had an increased risk of breast cancer. A diet that was rich in vegetable fats reduced the offspring s risk of bre ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 26
Overlooked benefit of successful healthy lifestyle programs: Improved quality-...
PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2016 - The value of a healthy lifestyle isn t reflected only in the numbers on the scale or the blood pressure cuff. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers demonstrated that it also can be measured through improved health-related quality of life. In an analysis published in the August issue of the journal Quality of Life Research , the scientists showed that participation in a community-based behavioral l ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 26
Research tracks interplay of genes and environment on physical, educational ou...
Over the course of the 20th century, genes began to play a greater role in the height and body mass index BMI of Americans, while their significance decreased in educational attainment and occurrence of heart disease. The findings, from research by Princeton sociologist Dalton Conley and colleagues, shed new light on how the genetic and environmental landscape of American society has changed over the past century, and highlight the power of combining new g ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 26
Health insurance coverage is associated with lower odds of alcohol use by preg...
July 26, 2016 -- Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health studied the relationship between health insurance coverage and tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women in the United States, and whether there were differences according to pregnancy status. The findings showed that pregnant women with insurance coverage had lower odds of alcohol use in the past month however the odds of tobacco use were not affected. For non ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 26
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