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Eating disorder prevention program reduces brain reward region response to sup...
Change your attitude. Change your behavior. Change your brain. Discussing the costs of pursuing the unrealistic thin beauty ideal reduces valuation of this idea. Scientists at Oregon Research Institute ORI have published unique research results indicating that a brief dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program Body Project alters how young women s brains respond to images of thin supermodels. Previous results from Body Project studies showed that ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Lack of sleep tampers with your emotions
Cranky or grumpy after a long night Your brain s ability to regulate emotions is probably compromised by fatigue. This is bad news for 30 percent of American adults who get less than six hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new Tel Aviv University study has identified the neurological mechanism responsible for disturbed emotion regulation and increased anxiety due to only one night s lack of sleep. The re ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
What contributes to healthy living behaviors among children? It depends...
OTTAWA, Canada - December 8, 2015 - Scientists from the Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario CHEO Research Institute participated in several peer-reviewed articles that published today in the International Journal of Obesity Supplements . The series including 16 original contributions was prepared by the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment ISCOLE research group, a global collective of leading obesity research experts f ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Inmates getting access to Medicaid upon release from jail or prison
With the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, an entire new population is eligible for government health care low-income men. And a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that in a single year, just a small number of programs has helped more than 112,000 people exiting prison or jail - the vast majority of whom are men - get health care coverage for which they hadn t qualified in the past. The find ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Chemicals in e-cigarette flavors linked to respiratory disease
Boston, MA - Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75 of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Two other potentially harmful related compounds were also found in many of the tested flavors, which included varieties with potential appeal to young people such as Cotton Candy, Fruit Squirts, and Cupcake. The study will ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Many U.S. Primary Care Docs Feel Unprepared for Complex Cases: Survey
Compared to their international peers, doctors on the front lines of U.S. medicine feel they aren t prepared to treat the sickest patients, a new survey finds. Nearly one in four U.S. primary care doctors said their practices aren t well-prepared to care for patients with complex medical needs. In both Germany and the Netherlands, just 12 percent of primary care doctors reported that their practices weren t well-prepared. The United States has the highest ...
Healthday - Tue. Dec 8
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School
About half of young teens daily physical activity occurs at school, but it accounts for just a fraction of their time there, according to a new study. We knew that schools were a major source of physical activity for kids. But, we were surprised that kids spent only 4.8 percent of their time at school physically active, the lowest of all locations, said study lead author Jordan Carlson, director of community-engaged health research at Children s Mercy Hosp ...
Healthday - Tue. Dec 8
More Than a Quarter of New Doctors May Be Depressed
More than one in four doctors-in-training may be depressed, which could put their patients at risk, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed 54 studies involving 17,500 medical residents conducted worldwide over 50 years. They found that nearly 29 percent of the residents showed signs of depression, and that the rate of depression among medical residents is on the rise. The grind of medical training may help explain the finding, the researchers said. How ...
Healthday - Tue. Dec 8
Yoga for Stress Relief
An estimated 80 to 90 percent of visits to the doctor are stress -related but only less than 3 of doctors talk to their patients about how to reduce stress. Yoga, meditation , and other mind-body practices train your body to cope with stress better and improve overall health and well-being. In a national survey, over 85 of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 8
Recovery After a Controlling Relationship
It takes a long time to recover from an abusive and controlling relationship. Below are suggestions for people who have left a relationship of Coercive Control . People who are still in such a relationship should seek help from a domestic violence advocate, even if there is no physical violence. But beyond the break-up--before they can feel completely well again--victims survivors need to focus on recovering. I ve organized these suggested activities under ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 8
Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says
All kids should be screened for high cholesterol, depression and HIV, with some tests starting as early as age 9, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommends. The guidelines, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, are among some key steps the academy has recently taken to advise pediatricians on child health screenings. A summary of the recommendations is published Dec. 7 in the journal Pediatrics. A recurring theme is that screenings are recommende ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 7
Living Together, Marriage Give Equal Boost to Women's Mental Health: Study
Living together or getting married provides young adults -- especially women -- with a boost to emotional health, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 8,700 Americans who were born between 1980 and 1984, and interviewed every other year from 2000 to 2010. The study authors found that single young women had a similar increase in emotional health whether they moved in with someone or got married for the first time. For men, marriage seemed to be ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 7
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