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Long naps, daytime sleepiness tied to greater risk of metabolic syndrome
Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 65th Annual Scientific Session. Specifically, napping for 40 minutes or longer was associated with a steep increase in the risk of developing metabolic syndrome--a collection of health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ex ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
How much sugar is in your child's fruit drink?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and colleagues from Action on Sugar have assessed the sugar content of over 200 fruit drinks marketed at children and have found them to be unacceptably high . The research, conducted by Professor Simon Capewell from the University s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society and Action on Sugar has been published today Thursday, 24 March in the online journal BMJ Open . To assess the sugar content of fruit jui ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
The smell of alcohol can affect behavior
The mere smell of alcohol appears to reduce people s level of control over their behavior, according to research published in the journal Psychopharmacology .
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 23
In Love and Marriage, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
By Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades In most areas of life, having more experience is good. Want to be great in your chosen field Sustained experience is essential. Want to be great at a sport There s no substitute for practice. And anyone who runs a business can tell you that their best employees are those who have been in the job long enough to have learned how to handle the normal well and the unexpected with wisdom .
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
International Military Psychology
I have argued that psychology and related disciplines may well be the difference makers in wars and conflicts of the 21st century.[1] Massive, large-scale wars of attrition such as World Wars I and II are no longer plausible. Social, technological, political, and economic forces suggest that armed conflict will be dispersed and fought against non-traditional opponents such as ISIS. Like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, future wars are likely to be prolong ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
Should We Hide Our Feelings from Our Kids?
The other night, while driving with my 8-year-old daughter, I explained to her that I was having a particularly overwhelming day, and that the song we were listening to was making me sad. If you want to cry while we drive, she said, I won t feel insecure. This comment was shocking to me on so many levels. For one, I was surprised that she had the self-awareness to know that witnessing the weakness of one of the people she relied on most to be strong had th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants
Widely used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs don t appear to raise the risk for heart trouble among young and middle-age patients, a large analysis suggests. Commonly prescribed SSRIs include Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. The findings are reassuring, said study lead author Carol Coupland, a professor of medical statistics in primary care at the University of Nottingham in England. Coupland s team found no ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 23
Gene variants found to strongly improve bone density in girls
Pediatric researchers have found that rare genetic changes strongly increase the likelihood that a child will have higher bone density, but only in girls. Because childhood and adolescence are critical periods for bone formation, these gene variants play an important role in increasing bone strength and reducing vulnerability to fractures later in a woman s life. We investigated whether the same gene variants that strongly affect bone density in adults als ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Oxytocin level in pregnancy predicts postpartum depression severity
Higher oxytocin in pregnancy linked to depression symptoms postpartum Depression biomarkers should be screened in pregnancy, just like gestational diabetes Preventive treatment could begin in pregnancy CHICAGO --- Higher oxytocin levels in the third trimester of pregnancy predicts the severity of postpartum depression symptoms in women who previously suffered from depression, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The small study of 66 women indicates ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Prolonged daily sitting linked to 3.8 percent of all-cause deaths
Ann Arbor, MI, March 23, 2016 - Sedentary behavior, particularly sitting, has recently become a prevalent public health topic and target for intervention. As work and leisure activities shift from standing to sitting, increased sitting time is starting taking a toll on our bodies. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8 of all-cause mortality deaths. Investigator ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Adherence to Japanese diet guidelines linked to longer life
Closer adherence to Japanese dietary guidelines is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes and death from cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings suggest that balanced consumption of grains, vegetables, fruits and adequate intake of fish and meat, can contribute to longevity in the Japanese population. In 2005, the Japanese government developed the spinning top - a Japanese food guid ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Heavy, persistent pot use linked to economic and social problems at midlife
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A research study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers. These regular and persistent users also experienced more financial, work-related and relationship difficulties, which worsened ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
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