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Television exposure directly linked to a thin body ideal in women
For the first time experts have been able to eliminate external factors and specifically pinpoint television as having a direct link with female body ideals. It is known that the perception of a woman s perfect body shape is influenced by images of celebrities and models seen in the media. However, in the past, there has been little attempt to control variables in order to isolate the effects of media exposure from other cultural and ecological factors. Sc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] --Dispositional, or everyday mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one s present thoughts and feelings. In a new study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness and blood glucose, researchers found that those with higher scores for mindfulness were significantly more likely than people with low scores to have healthy glucose levels. The results show an association and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Clock gene may connect mood and sleep
If you pull an all-nighter or stay up late to binge watch Game of Thrones, you will probably be grumpy the next day. But if you don t get enough sleep for weeks or months on end, you may develop depression or other lasting mood problems, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute HHMI researchers have now discovered a possible reason why. A team led by HHMI investigator Louis Pt 225 269 ek and Ying-Hui Fu of the University of California, San Francisco, identified ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Predicted impact of different alcohol taxation and pricing policies on health ...
Alcohol-content-based taxation or minimum unit pricing MUP are both predicted to reduce health inequalities more than taxation based on product value ad valorem taxes or alcohol tax increases under the current system excise duty plus value added tax in England, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine . Petra Meier of the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and colleagues, used the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model SAPM , to estimate ho ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Monitoring & support help patients and primary care physicians dealing with ch...
BOSTON, MA - Within the past 10 years, the prescription of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain has increased and the abuse of opioid medications leading to addiction has been described as epidemic. Primary care practitioners PCPs are increasingly concerned regarding the misuse of opioid medications, and many PCPs have little training in the area of pain management. PCPs and other health care professionals may be reluctant to prescribe opioids for pat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning and moo...
Slow-wave sleep - the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day s events into permanent memories - is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research NKI , and recently published online in the journal Neuroscience . When combined with the findings of past studies in humans, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
HPTN 073: Client-centered care coordination attains high uptake for PrEP among...
BOSTON and DURHAM, N.C. - Investigators from the HIV Prevention Trials Network HPTN today announced key results from the HPTN 073 Study at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections CROI in Boston, Massachusetts. The study showed high uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP for prevention of HIV infection among Black men who have sex with men BMSM in the U.S. with the use of a novel coordinated counseling and care approach resulting i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
Three Weird Trends in Mental Health
My eyes eat the words but my brain won t swallow them, my friend Ray told me at lunch last month. He went on to explain that whenever he tried to read, his eyes would scan a page but he had no comprehension of what he was reading. With intense concentration , he could eventually understand what he read, but the effort left him exhausted. Aware that I m a neuroscientist and former therapist, Ray wanted to know what was wrong with him. I asked How long has t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 22
Dead Food and Other Edible Horrors
Time Magazine arrived yesterday with an unforgettable cover picture of a rotund Barbie doll on the cover. It is a profile shot so we readers cannot miss the belly. The long blond hair and cupie doll features are the same as we all remember, but the figure is...well...curvy. I shook my head to see if I was seeing incorrectly but, no, this was Mattel s attempt to represent accurately the way our societal view of normal is shifting. Compelled to look further, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 22
We Need to Value Intellectual Integrity
Four hundred years prior to the birth of Christ a revolution began in Greece that would fundamentally change the world and give birth to modern Western civilization. The early Greek philosophers e.g., Socrates, Plato and Aristotle changed the world because they forged a new path toward intellectual integrity, a path that resulted in the foundation of modern academic knowledge .
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 22
Supply of GPs and detection of hypertension in England associated with prematu...
General practitioner numbers appear to have a small but important influence on premature mortality rates in England, according to research by the University of Leicester. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open , records lower levels of premature mortality in less deprived practices -- which could support the case for strengthening general practice throughout England. Professor Richard Baker from the Department of Health Sciences who led the study exp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
FDA-approved ALK IHC CDx superior to another IHC assay for patient selection
DENVER - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved VENTANA anti-ALK D5F3 CDx performed more accurately than another commonly used immunohistochemistry IHC assay, based on the use of the 5A4 clone, for the selection of patients eligible to receive ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor TKI treatment. ALK gene rearrangements are detected in 3-5 of non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients. Screening for ALK mutations is now routine clinical practice for pati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
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