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Study offers new insights on postpartum depression among women of color
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Health care providers and human service agencies often manage postpartum depression with formal mental health treatments and antidepressant therapies, but for new, low-income mothers of color these interventions often provide little relief from the mood disorder that sometimes follows childbirth, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher. These mothers need help with concrete things such as transportation, greater f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Breast milk hormones found to impact bacterial development in infants' guts
A new University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus study finds that hormones in breast milk may impact the development of healthy bacteria in infants guts, potentially protecting them from intestinal inflammation, obesity and other diseases later in life. The study, published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , examines the role of human milk hormones in the development of infants microbiome, a bacterial ecosystem in the digestive syst ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
'Biggest loser' study reveals how dieting affects long-term metabolism
While it s known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting. The findings come from a study of contestants in The Biggest Loser television series. Despite substantial weight regain in the 6 years following participation, resting metabolic rate remained at the same low level that was measured at the end of the weight loss competition. Th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Can believing you are a food addict affect your eating behavior?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a paper regarding their work on how beliefs about food addiction can affect eating behaviour. Obesity is often attributed to an addiction to food and many people believe themselves to be food addicts. However, until now no studies have looked at whether believing oneself to be a food addict influences how much we eat. Helen Ruddock and colleagues from the University s Institute of Psychology, Heal ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Building a Politically Tolerant Social Psychological Science
In the book Passing on the Right Conservative Professors in the Progressive University, Shields and Dunn 2016 describe their empirical research into the underrepresentation of conservative faculty in higher education and provide a peek into the life of the professors who make up this minority for a review, see Flaherty, 2016 . In conducting their research, they examined 153 conservative professors in six disciplines economics, political science, sociology, ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
3 Strategies to Stop Overeating
Overeating is endemic in the Western world, and with overeating comes overweight. We could do with much less but it seems to be difficult to limit the intake. The classical route to stop overeating is to blame ourselves. We think that eating is a matter of willpower and self-control . Sometimes, it works and we get into the right eating habits. Often enough, however, we feel defeated when the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. According to food psyc ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives
Liberals attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack.
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
Use of personal care products during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in ne...
Brooklyn, NY - A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. The study found a link between women with higher levels of butyl paraben, which is commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics, and the following birth outcomes shorter gestational age at birth, decreased birth weight, and increased odds of preterm birth, s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
'Specialty medical home' seeks to provide patient-centered care for patients w...
May 4, 2016 - A specialty medical home--providing expert medical care coordinated with attention to social support and mental health--is a promising new approach to patient-centered, cost-effective care for patients with Crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a special Future Directions paper in the May issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , official journal of the Crohn s Colitis Foundation of America CCFA . The journal is published by Wolte ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Humans have faster metabolism than closely related primates, enabling larger b...
MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola University Chicago researchers are among the co-authors of a groundbreaking study that found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The study, published in the journal Nature , found that humans also have a higher percentage of body fat, providing the energy reserves to fuel their faster metabolism. The findings may point toward strategies for combating obesity, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Obesity rates are not declining in US youth
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years. In 2013-2014, 17.4 of children met criteria for class I obesity, 6.1 for class II, and 2.3 for class III, none statistically different than 2011-2012. Because children are growing, obesity is defined using BMI growth charts, but values are equivalent to an adult BMI of 30.0 to 34.9 for c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers
Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition - according to new NIHR-funded research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today reveal that while no interventions were unequivocally successful, promising approaches focused on a holistic approach to mealtimes. The team found that eating family-style meals with care givers, playing music, and engagi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
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