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Sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices
Skimping on sleep has long been associated with overeating, poor food choices and weight gain. Now a new study shows how sleep loss initiates this process, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snack foods. The findings were published Feb. 29, 2016, in the journal SLEEP . Sleep-deprived participants in this study--all young, healthy ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Doctor, patient expectations differ on fitness and lifestyle tracking
With apps and activity trackers measuring every step people take, every morsel they eat, and each symptom or pain, patients commonly arrive at doctor s offices armed with minutely detailed data they ve been collecting about themselves. Yet health care providers lack the capacity or tools to review five years of Fitbit logs or instantaneously interpret data from dozens of lifestyle, fitness or food tracking apps that a patient might have on a cell phone, ac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
New discovery opens doors to manipulating fat production in the body
Move over diet and exercise, a new weight control method is in the works and it involves manipulating the production of fat cells at their source. A new research report published in the March 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal shows that at least some human fat cells are actually produced from stem cells that originate in bone marrow. As a result, scientists hope to one-day manipulate the type or quantity of fat cells created to ultimately reduce the risk of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to ...
Researchers from University College London estimate that use of e-cigarettes produced 16K-22K additional long-term quitters in England in 2014.1 A long-term quitter is someone who has not smoked for at least one year. The UCL team has been tracking the rapid rise in use of e-cigarettes using monthly national surveys and estimates that in 2014 almost 900,000 smokers used one of these products to try to quit see Electronic cigarettes in England - latest tren ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Study points to cannabis' effect on emotion processing
The complex biochemistry of cannabis and how it affects the brain is only beginning to be understood. Lucy Troup, assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University, has set out to answer specifically how, if at all, cannabis use affects one s ability to process emotions. A study published Feb. 29 in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that cannabis does, in fact, significantly affect users ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emoti ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Studies explain adolescents' vulnerability to addictive drugs
Researchers have discovered one reason why adolescents are more prone to drug addiction than adults, with findings that could lead to new treatments for addictive disorders. In two studies with mice and humans to be published together in the journal eLife , the investigators from Baylor College of Medicine, US, have found that the ability to produce or synthesize new proteins, regulated by the molecule eIF2, accounts for adolescents hypersensitivity to bot ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Sexual health communication between Asian-American adolescents and health-care...
Minneapolis - Health care providers play an important role in providing accurate information to adolescents about sexual health issues, including prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs . There has been limited research, however, on how to best provide effective discussions about sexual health with Asian-American adolescents in a culturally sensitive manner. A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Research identifies the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination
African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research indicated that a supportive family environment may protect against these negative physiological effects. These findings are novel because they show that racial discrimination predicts the premature aging of cell and ti ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Mar 1
Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences
There appear to be significant differences in the brains of earthquake survivors with and without post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new study by Chinese researchers finds. The research included 67 survivors who had PTSD and 78 who didn t. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after a traumatic event. All of the study volunteers had MRI brain scans. The researchers saw changes in the thickness and volume of the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 1
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age
Elderly Americans whose arteries are clear of calcium buildup appear less likely than others to suffer from heart disease or dementia, according to new research. University of Pittsburgh researchers found that among people in their 80s and 90s, those without calcium buildup in their arteries developed dementia later than those with high levels of calcium. Calcium-clogged arteries -- also called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries -- are linked to ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 1
Trading Places
As the population of companion animals has swelled over the past several decades, and as more and more animals receive a lifetime of good food, safe shelter, and veterinary care, more of our companions will live long enough to be diagnosed with a terminal illness. The options for providing care for terminally ill animals have also expanded. One of the most important of these options is hospice care for animals. Hospice offers an alternative to immediate eu ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 1
The Many Species of Homo Sapiens
The highly-regarded anthropologist Terrence Deacon, who studies the evolution of humans language and symbolic capacity, among other things, once said at a conference at Binghamton University Humans are a species of African ape, but they also deserve their own phylum. This blog is a first meditation on what Deacon said. Let s have Deacon s unexpected and insightful quote in italics Humans are a species of African ape, but they also deserve their own phylum. ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 1
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