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Is it genetic code or postal code that influence a child's life chances?
Most children inherit both their postal code and their genetic code from their parents. But if genetic factors influence where families are able to live and children s health and educational success, improving neighborhoods may not be enough. Latest research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and University of California at Irvine, provides new insights into the highly debated question of whether the neighborhoods that children live in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
New study exonerates refined grains
April 8, 2019 - Washington, DC - A new study published this week in Advances in Nutrition , a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Society of Nutrition, boldly substantiates that refined grains have gotten a bad rap. Extensive analyses of the existing body of published studies show that refined grain consumption is not associated with any of the chronic diseases to which it usually is attributed. As a result, this study illustrates that current ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
To lower childhood obesity, don't sugarcoat the facts about sweet drinks
A new study at Columbia University suggests that giving mothers plain facts about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy and early childhood may offer a new strategy to reduce childhood obesity. The study was published in the journal Academic Pediatrics . Why It s Important Obesity affects approximately 18 percent of children in the U.S. Recent studies show that obesity is growing fastest among young children between the ages of 2 to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
WASHINGTON-- April 15, 2019 - Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children s National Health System. The study is the first to look at post-surgical outcomes for this subgroup of adolescent bariatric surgery patients. Though yo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing
In a bid to fight obesity, public-health researchers have been trying for decades to find a way to convince teenagers to skip junk food and eat healthily, to little avail. One of the biggest obstacles is the enormous volume of food marketing kids are exposed to every day. That marketing is designed to foster strong positive associations with junk food in kids minds and to drive overeating--and research has shown that it works. Now, a new study from the Uni ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage
Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has a growing concern about this uptick in their use because these electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine -- a highly addictive stimulant, with potential to affect the still-developing adolescent brain. A research team led by Prue Talbot , a professor in the Departmen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Novel study creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas nationwide
Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have the highest disparity between opioid-related deaths and access to treatment providers for opioid use disorder OUD in the U.S. That finding comes from a first-of-its-kind research study conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth to investigate the regional imbalances that exist between the need for OUD treatment and access to providers nationwide. The study was recent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to 37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. Additionally, the researchers found that Pennsylvania was one of the states with the most lost revenue, with approximately 638.2 million lost to income and sales tax. The study looked at data between 2000 and 2016. Joel Segel, assistant professor of He ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Sniffing pleasant odors may decrease cigarette craving
WASHINGTON -- Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an effective smoking cessation strategy, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Despite disappointing relapse rates, there have been few new approaches to smoking ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Fentanyl deaths up 122 percent in West Virginia, say WVU researchers
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--If heroin is coffee, fentanyl is espresso. Just as a miniscule cup of espresso can hype you up more than a whole mug of coffee, a single exposure to fentanyl can get a user vastly higher than injecting the same volume of heroin. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. In a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, West Virginia University researchers Gordon S ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age
Indicators of despair--depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse--are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research led by Lauren Gaydosh, assistant professor of Medicine, Health and Society and Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. These findings suggest that the increase in deaths of despair observed among low-educated middle-aged white Baby Boomers born 1946-196 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
If Holden Caulfield Were Alive Today
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Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 15
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