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Steroid medicine reduces function of calorie-burning brown fat
Boston, MA-- Steroid medications inhibit the activity of brown fat, which is the good, calorie-burning fat humans and animals have, Australian researchers have discovered. They will present their study findings Saturday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Doctors use corticosteroids, also called glucocorticoids, such as prednisolone to treat many immune and inflammatory diseases. Weight gain and obesity are frequent side effects of th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Anti-mullerian hormone may help detect polycystic ovary syndrome in obese adol...
Boston, MA-- Anti-Mullerian hormone AMH blood levels may provide a useful biomarker for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS in obese adolescent girls, new research suggests. The results will be presented Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder affecting females of reproductive age. However, due to the heterogeneous natu ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Oxytocin nasal spray improves self-control in overweight men
Boston, MA-- A single dose of oxytocin nasal spray, known to reduce food intake, decreases impulsive behavior in overweight and obese men, according to a preliminary study to be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Oxytocin nasal spray made by Novartis is a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, which is important for controlling food intake and weight. It is approved in Europe but not in the United States other ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women's attitudes to...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published study from the University at Buffalo. The research, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology , builds upon previous findings that found that thinking about romantic goals affected women s attitudes toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math STEM ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
A new drug may help relieve menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy symptoms
Boston, MA-- A new low-dose vaginal estrogen capsule may help relieve symptoms of menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy, including dyspareunia pain during sex , new industry-sponsored research reports. The study results will be presented in a late-breaking poster Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Vulvar and vaginal atrophy affects roughly 50 percent - 32 million - of postmenopausal women in the United ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Drama therapy: unlocking the door to change
What if one key could unlock expression in a child with autism, turn a young woman away from substance abuse, or stop a hardened criminal from reoffending There is perhaps not one key, but there may be one set of keys drama therapy.
Medical News Today - Fri. Apr 1
Who Does What on Facebook?
Since Facebook exploded onto the virtual scene in 2004, it has become the pre-eminent social networking site on the internet. As of August, 2015, Facebook had more than 1.5 billion monthly users, which constitutes over 25 of the adults now living on the planet. Not surprisingly, many social psychologists including myself have flocked to this exciting new arena of social behavior in an attempt to discover how human social interaction plays out in this ecolo ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 1
A Dog's Size and Head Shape Predicts Its Behavior
The old saying goes that you can t judge a book by its cover, suggesting that first impressions based upon the look of something don t give you much information. However a recent study suggests that for dogs, their appearance in terms of their size and their head shape , may well give you a lot of information about the personality and behavioral characteristics of the dog. Although the initial domestication of dogs may have occurred 14,000 years or more in ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 1
How Families Changed – What Everyone Knows and No One Knows
We all have an image of that sentimentalized 1950s family mom, dad, and the kids. Mom and dad married, of course, and living together and having the kids only after the wedding. Dad goes off to work, mom stays home with the kids. Never mind that it was more of an aberration than a tradition. It still seems like the One True Family. Changes in Families What Everyone Knows Go ahead and try to generate some of the ways that families have changed, and you can ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 1
Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
There is a large variation in how often U.S. pediatricians diagnose and prescribe drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD and other mental health conditions, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among children seen at pediatricians offices in over a dozen U.S. states, 15 percent were diagnosed with a mental health condition over five years. Most often, that meant ADHD -- which accounted for close to two-thirds of all of those cases. ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 1
Mindfulness Training May Ease PTSD
Mindfulness training can trigger brain changes that help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD manage disturbing memories and thoughts, according to a new study of war veterans. The goal of mindfulness training is to help people develop in-the-moment attention and awareness. This study included 23 U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who all received some form of group therapy. After four months of weekly sessions, many had reductions ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 1
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?
There seems to be a link between poor oral health and age-related mental decline, researchers say. However, the researchers emphasized there is not enough evidence to prove a direct link between oral health and thinking cognitive abilities. In a new report, investigators reviewed studies on oral health and cognition published between 1993 and 2013. Some of the studies found that oral health indicators -- such as the number of teeth, the number of cavities ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 1
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