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Program participation results in long-term weight loss
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that losing even a modest amount of weight can reap significant rewards, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, improved sleep, and fewer aches and pains. But losing weight is difficult and maintaining that loss over years is even harder. The vast majority of those who lose weight gain it back. Yet research has found one group that has defied that trend. A new study ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Review finds fathers' age, lifestyle associated with birth defects
WASHINGTON -- A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father s age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations. The study, published in the American Journal of Stem Cells , suggest both parents contribute to the health status of their offspring -- a common se ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Penn study shows high retention rate for IUDs inserted after vaginal delivery
WASHINGTON, DC -- Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices IUDs have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of these devices placed after delivery are still in place six weeks later. According to the research team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, providing IUDs in the hospital immediately following delivery is an effecti ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Where Is This Generation Headed and How Screwed Are We?
Isn t today s generation of teens worse than ever It s possibly one of the most common questions I get. It makes you wonder if we have somehow done something wrong, and if so, what is it and how fast can we fix it My initial response addresses the obvious fact that each generation looks fondly to the past as if somehow, it was a magical period, filled with wonder and mystery. It s easy to forget that just a short time ago folks didn t live past 35, and wom ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Why Award-Winning Employers Fail to Promote Gender Equality?
Multinational corporations MNCs can be a potential agent for change where best practices identified in one country typically, the home country is transferred to another country e.g., foreign subsidiaries . This is particularly important within the context of diffusing gender equality practices to regions where gender equality is lacking. However, research has shown that even MNCs from countries with a strong reputation for promoting gender equality have po ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Moby and Existentialism: It’s All in the Family
When Richard Melville Hall was born in 1965, he had an impressive family legacy his great-great-great-great-uncle was none other than Herman Melville, the famous author of Moby Dick , which eventually inspired Hall s nickname, Moby .
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Patients with coeliac disease should receive pneumonia vaccine
Researchers have found that patients with coeliac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven t received the pneumococcal vaccine. When comparing 9803 patients with coeliac disease and 101,755 controls, the rate of pneumonia was similar however, there was a 28 increased risk of pneumonia in coeliac disease patients who were unvaccinated compared with unvaccinated controls. This increased risk was limited to those younger than 65, was high ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
American Cancer Society report assesses progress against goals set for nation
ATLANTA - May 13, 2016 -A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50 over 25 years ending in 2015. The report finds areas where progress was substantial, and others where it was not. The report, appearing in the American Cancer Society journal, CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians , says the best improvements were seen in cancers for which prevention, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
Study: Symptoms of 'chronic multisymptom illness' may be common in Iraq, Afgha...
In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness CMI . The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home. The results suggest that deployment to these conflicts could trigger symptoms consistent with CMI. The ailment presents as a combination of medically unex ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
Obesity on the rise in Indonesia
Obesity is on the rise in Indonesia, one of the largest studies of the double burden of malnutrition in children has revealed. Affecting many low and middle-income countries, the double burden of malnutrition describes the prevalence of both under nutrition and over nutrition in the same place at the same time. It can have a devastating impact on individuals and economies. The existence of this growing health problem in Indonesia is confirmed by researcher ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
Disrupted REM sleep can derail memory formation
A new study in mice provides direct causal evidence that rapid eye movement or REM sleep helps to consolidate memory in the brain. The link between REM sleep and memory has been long been considered by scientists, but the transient nature of REM sleep, along with the ethical concerns of experimentally depriving humans of REM sleep, make it difficult to study. To get a closer look at what happens in the brain during REM sleep, Richard Boyce and colleagues u ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
Rapid eye movement sleep: Keystone of memory formation
For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement REM sleep - the phase where dreams appear - is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill University and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role - at least in mice. We already knew that newly acquired information is stored into different ty ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
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