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What happens when parents comment on their daughter's weight?
The less you comment on your daughter s weight, the less likely she is to be dissatisfied with her weight as an adult according to a new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. The findings published in Eating Weight Disorders show that women who recall their parents commenting on their weight are more prone to being overweight and are less satisfied with their weight as adults. Commenting on a woman s weight is never a good idea, even when they are you ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Anorexia nervosa: Pleasure at getting thin more than fear of getting fat
A study from Inserm, Paris Descartes University and Sainte Anne Hospital suggests that anorexia nervosa might not be explained by fear of gaining weight, but by the pleasure of losing it... and that the phenomenon might be genetically influenced. Published in Translational Psychiatry , this study, directed by Prof. Gorwood, head of the Clinic for Mental and Brain Diseases, challenges the notion of fear of weight gain in anorexia patients. Often associated ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Weak evidence for prescribed alcohol drug, say scientists
A drug being used to treat alcohol problems in the UK was licensed for use despite insufficient evidence to prove its effectiveness, new research led by the University of Stirling has found. The drug nalmefene, marketed as Selincro reg , was approved in Europe in February 2013 and was subsequently recommended by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE . Yet a team of scientists have found problems with the way clinical trials were con ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Some Asian-Americans are predisposed to want more carbs and fast food
Rice anyone How about a bowl of ramen noodles Researchers have found that some Asian-Americans are more likely to hunger for carbohydrates and unhealthy foods than other Asian-Americans -- and the reason appears to be genetic. UCLA researchers have discovered that certain Asian-American college students have a genetic variation that predisposes them to food addiction. Their study, which could have implications for combating the rising rates of obesity amon ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Study shows long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit
Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published in Human Brain Mapping , researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term marijuana users had more brain activity in the mesocorticolimbic-reward system when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues. This s ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds
If your life seems to revolve around your job, so much so that your relationships and social life suffer, then you re likely to fall under the definition of a workaholic. It is no surprise that workaholism can induce stress, but a new study suggests that it may also be associated with psychiatric disorders.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 6
Separating fact from fiction in ASD
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true. It was true when Winston Churchill first said it, and it s equally true today at least insofar as autism spectrum disorder ASD is concerned. Lies may be a bit harsh. But then again perhaps not. Separating fact from fiction when it comes to ASD is a task that ranges from daunting at best to impossible all too frequently . Why is this There is a huge cadre ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
16 Ways to Breathe, Mama, Breathe This Summer
Wake up before your kids in the morning and relish the silence if you have little ones, this might be your only opportunity, so enjoy it . If you have an early riser this clock will save your life as it did mine . You re welcome. Sit quietly for five minutes outside. Alone. Without an electronic device. Savor your favorite ice cream mindfully. Double scoop. Notice the color, feel the cool, smooth texture on your tongue, taste the subtle flavors. Drop the g ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
When Does a Routine Become a Rut?
I recently transplanted from NC to AZ. The cross-country road trip was an adventure for me and my cat family. Needless to say for all of us our routine was thrown into disarray and our lives experienced a major upheaval. During the journey I was struck by how our everyday lives follow a fairly consistent pattern. This got me thinking Why do we like routines so much and how can we maintain stability without getting into a rut Some of you may be surprised to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
Longer life, disability free
For those worried about the burden of old age, a recent Harvard study has some good news. David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Mary Beth Landrum, Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Kaushik Ghosh of the NBER, are co-authors of a new study that shows that the increase in life expecta ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Residents concerned about use of genetically modified mosquitoes to curb insec...
A small survey of residents of a Florida Keys neighborhood where officials hope to release genetically modified mosquitos to potentially reduce the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika finds a lack of support for the control method, according to new research from former and current students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published last month in PLOS Currents Outbreaks, suggest that people s attitudes toward ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Hearing problems reduce the quality of life of older people
Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people s ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities. This has been revealed in studies funded by the Academy of Finland whose results have been published in international scientific journals. In our recent studies, we ve observed that older people with hearing problems have a more limited life space, and t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
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