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Study links fatty liver and heart failure in obese people
Fatty liver is independently associated with subclinical heart failure in obese people, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . The findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such patients, researchers said. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD , also known as hepatic steatosis, is the most common liver disease, with a prevalence of up to 30 percent in the general population and between 70 percen ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Being married might hurt your chances of weight loss after surgery
COLUMBUS - Spouses ideally could play a key role in helping patients lose pounds and keep them off after weight-loss surgery, but being married might actually work against patients, researchers from The Ohio State University have found. The researchers, led by Megan Ferriby, a graduate student in human sciences, concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships and likely to the entire family. The Ohio State team ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Research: Many Latino kids struggle to reach a healthy weight by kindergarten
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Jan. 26, 2016 --More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America , a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at The University of Texas Health Science Center at S ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Social media use in young adults linked to sleep disturbance
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2015 - Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbances than their peers who use social media less, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Published online and scheduled for the April issue of the journal Preventive Medicine , the study indicates that physicians should consider asking young ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Incidence of psychiatric disorders has increased in a shrinking population of ...
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorder compared with those who began smoking in earlier decades. The findings were published today in Molecular Psychiatry . The study revealed that as overall rates of smoking decrease ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Use of psychosocial treatments in conjunction with medication for opioid addic...
January 26, 2016 - Psychosocial interventions, used together with effective medications, are a key part of recommended treatment for opioid addiction. But while research generally supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments, there are major gaps in the evidence on their use in conjunction with medications, according to a review and update in the January February Journal of Addiction Medicine , the official journal of the American Society of Addic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
On Twitter, e-cigarette ads spread like secondhand smoke
Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of everyone s doing it when it comes to e-cigarette marketing While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, as we are beginning to understand the health effects of the substitute to smoking, a recent study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Southern California suggests that e-cigarette marketing on social media is about as containable ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2016 - When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development--and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found. The findings, funded partly by the National Institutes of Health NIH , are published online and scheduled for an upcoming issue of the America ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Better access to contraception means more sex for married couples
Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. In findings being presented at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say that women of childbearing age in marriages ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Community-level violence linked to teens' risky sexual behavior
Teens experiences with violence -- either through fear of violence, observing violent events, or being victims of violence themselves -- are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings of the Baltimore-based study could eventually lead to new ways to improve sexual health among this population. They will be presented at the International Confer ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Why Sports Wins and Sunshine May Lead You to Gamble
The fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet it might increase the likelihood that you ll buy a ticket, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Analyzing two years worth of daily lottery purchases in 174 New York City neighborhoods, researchers found that citywide gambling increased following unrela ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jan 26
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Failure of Intuition When Choosing Whether to Invest in a Single Goal or Split Resources Between Two Goals Alasdair D. F. Clarke and Amelia R. Hunt How do people respond when asked to perform two similar tasks simultaneously In theory, if both tasks are easy, they should divide their attention and try to complete both however, once the tasks become more demanding, they should change strategi ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jan 26
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