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Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily
BOSTON April 5, 2016 -- Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period. Led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, the study examined children s activity patt ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Online comment sections may influence readers' opinions on health issues
Quebec City, March 5, 2016--A study published in the April edition of Health Affairs reveals that one-sided comments posted on online news articles may influence readers opinions about health-related topics. This raises questions about how health social media should be moderated, especially considering the potentially polarized nature of these forums. In this study led by Holly Witteman, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Universit 233 La ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Final stampede results: Glycemic benefits of bariatric surgery persist over time
EMBARGOED UNTIL 2 p.m. CT Monday, April 4, 2016, CHICAGO In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild and moderately obese patients with type 2 diabetes may persist for up to five years, with the advantage over diabetes medications-only approach widening over time. The five-year follow-up also reported that Over 88 p ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks
OAK BROOK, Ill. - Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain s white matter tracts in patients with insomnia. Results of the study were published online in the journal Radiology . Primary insomnia, in which individuals have difficulty falling or staying asleep for a month or longer, is associated with daytime fatigue, mood disruption and cognitive impairment. Insomnia can also lead to depression and anxiety disor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations
Despite the urban myth reinforced by many a daytime talk show, researchers writing in Trends in Ecology Evolution on April 5 say the emerging evidence consistently indicates that very few fathers have unknowingly raised children who were not biologically their own. The collective evidence for low rates of extra-pair paternity EPP challenges the notion that it pays, evolutionarily speaking, to sleep around, the researchers say. Media and popular scientific ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Touching a robot can elicit physiological arousal in humans
Washington, DC April 8, 2016 - On the scale of the uncanny valley, the humanoid robot registers a positive response with humans just before the dip into repulsion. Its resemblance hovers between C-3PO and Wall-E, a familiar but distinctly non-human robot. A seemingly natural human response to these robots would be to look at them as a friendly, non-threatening computer. Could these robots actually provoke more of an emotional response from humans A recent ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Is it really give and take? New research examines how young people talk about ...
Popular culture may suggest we live in an era where men and women have achieved sexual equality. But new research finds that, when it comes to oral sex, disparities persist - and young men and women tend to gloss over these gender inequalities. The study, conducted in England by University of the Pacific sociologist Ruth Lewis and Cicely Marston of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, appears online in the Journal of Sex Research . The resea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Mending Distance by Speaking and Listening from the Heart
Martin and Tony had long been in a routine with one another that looked from the outside like an intimate relationship. In reality, however, as the years passed, distance developed, seemingly unaccountably, and continued to increase between them. Neither Tony nor Martin were in denial about this distancing. They d addressed it in couples therapy and, on their own, had unsuccessfully tried to devise ways of overcoming their growing sense of apartness. But t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 4
How Alex Woodard is Building a Culture of Empathy
So every year I write you this letter But like a prayer, it s more for the sender For the Sender by Alex Woodard
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 4
Online Behavior and Disfluency: The Ugliness Payoff
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky and is considered the first great novel of his mature period of writing. It focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov, in attempts to defend his actions, argues that with the pawnbroker s money he can perform good de ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 4
Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study
Effective treatment of depression seems to reduce a person s risk of heart disease, according to a new study. Depression is a known risk factor for heart disease, but how treatment for depression affected that risk was unclear, researchers said. This study of 7,550 people found that effective treatment for depression could lower a patient s heart risks to the same level as those who never had depression, reducing their chances of stroke, heart attack, hear ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 4
New app improves treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding. Today, a new blood test based tool enabling better and more individualized stroke prevention treatment is presented at a congress in Chicago, and simultaneously published in the top-ranked medical journal The Lancet . We present results where we developed and thoroughly evaluated a new and simple concept for ev ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 4
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