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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
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
Forty years of the Nurses' Health Study: An evidence goldmine with a long-last...
It started in 1976 as an investigation into the potential health consequences of oral contraceptives, but the long-running Nurses Health Study has yielded increasingly greater benefits to scientific knowledge of health and disease, according to a paper published today in the journal Public Health Research Practice . The Perspective paper by Dr. Graham Colditz, the Study s Principal Investigator from 2000-2006, says researchers have used information gathere ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Opposites attract -- unless you're in a relationship
If we are in a relationship we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people, opposites attract. Relationship status affects who and what we find attractive, found a study published in Frontiers in Psychology . Dr Jitka Lindov 225 of Charles University in the Czech Republic and her team showed a series of photographs of faces to university students and asked them to rate their attractiveness. The photographs were digita ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
When Someone Won’t Talk About Their Childhood—Why Not?
If someone is resistant to or absolutely refuses to talk about their years growing up, you can safely assume that their past was hardly idyllic. Quite the contrary. Being hesitant or unwilling to discuss one s childhood almost always suggests that it was either extremely chaotic or suffused with feelings of inadequacy and shame. I recall a very sophisticated client I once worked with who told me he was compiling his DCM. Since I d never encountered this ac ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
Stuart Smalley Was Wrong
I admire anyone who strives for personal growth. Introspection takes guts. Looking inward with humility, and moving forward in spite of personal failings and loss requires great courage and inner strength. In my own pursuit of growth, I practice daily yoga and meditation , read books on self-improvement, and work hard to achieve that elusive balance between humility and confidence . I strive to be mindful and purposeful in my life and my work, and as a par ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
The Psychology of the Political Coup
Following the vote to leave the European Union, Britain s two main political parties have suffered massive political turmoil with leadership challenges, coups and plots erupting almost daily. A historically constant political system appears radically de-stabilised by a democratic vote. Yet this outcome is in fact predicted by an academic study, just published, investigating 117 dictatorships or autocracies across the world, spanning the period 1950 to 2008 ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
Nivolumab cost-effectiveness improves by selecting non-squamous NSCLC PD-L1+ p...
DENVER - Nivolumab NIV , a checkpoint inhibitor approved for all squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients in 2015, is not cost-effective when compared to treatment with docetaxel DOC , chemotherapy medication. However, a Swiss analysis showed the cost-effectiveness of NIV is improved when patients are treated with NIV based on PD-L1 positivity PD-L1 , or if there is a reduction in dose or drug price. NIV, an antibody that targets ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Americans say political candidates are not listening to their health concerns
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--July 13, 2016-- A strong majority of Americans 81 say medicines available today have improved their quality of life and even more 91 say it is important to develop better medicines for conditions we currently treat, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research America. But many respondents say candidates for President and Congress have done a poor job relating to the health expectations of Americans. Less than ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
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