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How diet influences colon cancer
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Over the past decade, studies have found that obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of cancer. Now, a new study from MIT reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. The study of mice suggests that a high-fat diet drives a population boom of intestinal stem cells and also generates a pool of other cells that behave like stem cell ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Activating brown fat tissue
In recent decades, obesity has become a global problem. The disease goes hand in hand with a dramatic increase in the proportion of body fat. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and the Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases CECAD at the University of Cologne have now succeeded in inhibiting a protein in mice that hampers activation of the useful brown fat in obese mice. When tr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Can't sleep? Street lights may be keeping you awake
MINNEAPOLIS - If your neighborhood is well-lit at night, you may not be sleeping well, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. Our world has become a 24 7 society. We use outdoor lighting, such a street lights, to be more active at night and to increase our safety and security, said study author Maurice Ohayon, MD, DSC, PhD, of Stanford ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Study shows high patient satisfaction with telemedicine-based care of sleep ap...
DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea OSA is as effective and may be comparable to in-person care. Results show that there was no significant difference in functional outcome changes, dropout rates, or objectively measured positive airway pressure PAP adherence between patients having an in-person physician visit or a clinical video telehealth CVT based visit at their initial evaluation. Participan ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Study: Homeschooled kids sleep more than others
DENVER, CO - A new study published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine shows that children who are taught at home get more sleep than those who go to private and public schools. The findings provide additional evidence of teens altered biological clocks and support an argument for starting traditional high school later in the morning. We have a school system that is set up so that the youngest children, who are awake very early in the morning, start school latest ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Hair forensics could yield false positives for cocaine use
Hair analysis has become standard practice for determining whether someone has abused illicit drugs. But some experts have questioned whether current methods to wash away external contaminants from samples might affect test results. Now one team confirms that for cocaine detection, a pretreatment step can cause the drug on the outside of a hair shaft to wash into it and potentially lead to falsely identifying someone as a drug user. Their study appears in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Marijuana use 'not linked to mood or anxiety disorders'
Previous studies have linked cannabis use to increased risk of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders and psychosis, but others have not been able to replicate such findings. Now, in what is presumed to be the first national study to prospectively examine the link between cannabis use and prevalence of other mood, anxiety and substance use disorders, researchers find no link between marijuana use and mood or anxiety disorders.
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 2
Telling the Story of Serious Mental Illness
It s spring semester on campus, and graduating seniors are pondering two important questions Where am I going for Spring Break And, Where am I going to get a job As I walk across the campus of Arizona State University, I often think about the students who are missing from ASU, and from colleges and universities across the country. These are the students who were unlucky enough to be diagnosed with a serious mental illness sometime during their college care ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 2
When to Go and When to Stay?
Congratulations You ve just won a prize 2,000 to go on a weekend trip for two. There is a catch, though. You need to decide where you want to go, and who would go with you, in just one hour. A simple answer might be to travel to the place you went last year for a short time. You know a perfect spot to stay, you know your way around well, and the scenery, climate, and the food were superb. But wait This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to take a leap ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 2
Psychological Tips for Resisting the Internet’s Grip
22 of the Cutest Baby Animals, the headline said. You won t believe number 11 Despite an impending deadline not to mention my skepticism how cute could they possibly be I clicked on the story. I m only human, after all. Yet this failure in self-regulation cost me at least half an hour of good work time as have other clickbait headlines, bizarre images on my Twitter feed or arguments on Facebook . The insidious, distracting suck of the Internet has become s ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 2
Air pollution linked to higher risk of preterm birth for mothers with asthma
Pregnant women with asthma may be at greater risk of preterm birth when exposed to high levels of certain traffic-related air pollutants, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The researchers observed an increased risk associated with both ongoing and short-term exposure to nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, particularly when women were exposed to those pollutants just before conception and in ea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
One in two Americans have a musculoskeletal condition
An estimated 126.6 million Americans one in two adults are affected by a musculoskeletal condition--comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition--costing an estimated 213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages, according to a new report issued today by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative USBJI . Musculoskeletal disorders--conditions and injuries affecting the bones, joints and muscles--can ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
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