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No link between eating dinner after 8 p.m. and obesity in children
Researchers at King s College London have found no significant link between eating the evening meal after 8pm and excess weight in children, according to a paper published this month in the British Journal of Nutrition . Previous evidence suggested that the timing of food intake can have a significant impact on circadian rhythms i.e. the body s internal daily clock and therefore on metabolic processes within the body, potentially leading to an increased ri ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
New study shows how shift work affect cognitive functions
A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more than five years ago completed the test just as quick as the non-shift workers. The findings are published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging . By utilizing data from around 7000 individuals participating in the S ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Middle-school kids see several alcohol ads a day
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Children as young as middle-schoolers are exposed to multiple alcohol advertisements every day--both indoors and out--a new study finds. The study, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , found that kids ages 11 to 14 typically saw two to four alcohol ads per day. And although television was often the source, outdoor ads--including billboards and signs outside stores and restaurants--were even more promi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Southern California middle school students exposed to more than 3 alcohol ads ...
Adolescents in Southern California are exposed to an average of 3.1 alcohol advertisements every day, with African Americans and Hispanics regularly exposed to the highest amount of such advertising, according to a new RAND Corporation study. African American and Hispanic youths are exposed to an average of 4.1 and 3.4 alcohol ads per day respectively, while white youths were exposed to an average of two ads per day. RAND researchers say that some of the d ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates
A study by researchers at New Zealand s University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. The researchers developed and tested a novel nicotine inhaler to see whether it helps smokers to quit smoking. Participants in the study were randomly assigned to receive either a nicotine inhaler plus a nicotine patch, or a placebo inhaler plus a nicotine patch. The ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Relationship satisfaction depends on the mating pool, study finds
AUSTIN, Texas -- Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution s stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin. When it comes to mating, people choose partners whose collective qualities most closely reflect what they would prefer in an ideal mate. They prioritize from an ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Suicide rates rising in US, CDC report
Rates of suicide in the US have risen almost steadily between 1999-2014, with the greatest percentage increases occurring among girls aged 10-14 and men aged 45-64 years of age, says a new federal analysis.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 16
5 Principles to Unleash Your Power of Communication
What could be more important than acquiring a strong command of our communication We know that these skills are essential for enjoying successful relationships, building prosperous careers, and attaining genuine self-esteem . Learning to communicate effectively--and convincingly--provides us with the opportunity to live a fearless and resilient life. Here are 5 primary principles that can unleash your personal power. Principle 1. Surrender the NEED to be r ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 16
What's in a Voice?
Mammals use their voices for a variety of interesting purposes, including intra-species communication, threat display, courtship, navigation, and hunting. Among mammal species, some vocal features correlate well with aspects of body size and shape. For example, the larger the animal, the deeper the voice. No big surprise there. However, within a given species, and within each sex, correlations between vocal properties and body size are less clear. For exam ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 16
Will, Kate And Harry Are Knockouts As They Launch A Mental Health Initiative
Three normal people Prince William , Prince Harry , and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge the former Kate Middleton knocked the launch of the new program Heads Together out of the park. Literally.
Huffington Post - Mon. May 16
Physicians are more likely to use hospice and intensive care at end of life
New research suggests that US physicians are more likely to use hospice and intensive or critical care units in the last months of life than non-physicians. Hospitalization rates were similar. The retrospective study analyzed fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries across the United States using Medicare Part A claims data from 2008 to 2010 for 9947 decedent physicians and a random sample of 192,006 Medicare decedents. Our findings seem to run exactly count ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
Healthy eating gets no boost after corner store interventions, Drexel study fi...
A lack of access to healthy food is often blamed for poor eating habits in low-income urban areas, but a recent Drexel University study found that simply adding healthier stock to a local convenience store may not actually have any effect. By upgrading local corner stores in East Los Angeles through adding fresh fruits and vegetables, improved shelving, training and social media marketing, a team of researchers led by Alex Ortega, PhD, professor in Drexel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
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