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Good news for feast lovers? Obesity-promoting genes discovered
Ever imagined you could eat all the mouthwatering, festive food during winter holidays and never worry about an expanding waistline For many people throughout the world, being overweight or worse still, obese, is a major health concern, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and other health conditions. Although, there is an urgent need to cure obesity, no safe and effective medical treatment is available, and countermeasures a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Buffet guilt
Ever wonder how much the price you pay for an All-You-Can-Eat AYCE buffet influences how you feel at the end of the meal To explore this idea and address the lack of studies that do, this study examines whether pricing affects key indicators such as overeating, physical discomfort, and guilt. Researchers discovered that lower paying diners feel more physically uncomfortable and guiltier compared to the higher paying diners, even when eating the same amount ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
University of Toronto scientists uncover how opioids cause dangerous breathing...
University of Toronto researchers on a quest to make opioid drugs less lethal have discovered a window of opportunity a tiny channel in the brain where opioids interfere with the breathing mechanism. They found that mice without this channel kept breathing normally with an opioid overdose - a discovery that may result in new therapies to stop accidental deaths from prescription painkillers. Opioids are highly effective at killing pain, but they can also ki ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Why smoking bans may have advantage over higher tobacco taxes
COLUMBUS, Ohio - If governments want to discourage smoking among young people, both high taxes and smoking bans do the job - but bans may have one key advantage. A first-of-its-kind national study found that bans worked best at limiting smoking among more casual users Those who smoked less than a pack a day. Heavy taxes worked best with those who smoked more than a pack a day. Both taxes and bans have their place. But bans might stop casual smokers from be ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought
Excessive alcohol consumption is a global public health issue. In the United States, binge drinking is the most common form -- so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately one in six adults binge drinks about four times each month. Now, a study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers shows that chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes
Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new USC study has found. Mental health and behavioral problems such as alcohol and drug abuse are well-documented risk factors that push teens to smoke, said Adam Leventhal, lead author and associate professor of preventive medicine and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The situation, however, is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives
Liberals attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for P ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Dec 18
Kids Now Find More Anti-Anorexia Videos on YouTube Than 'Pro-Ana' Ones
For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called pro-ana videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease anorexia. But a new Finnish study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos posted to YouTube actually encourage recovery and warn viewers about the dangers of the eating disorder. Researchers analyzed the nature of widely ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 18
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD
Heightened fear responses occur in certain areas of the brain in people with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new study reports. The research included 67 U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. All had been involved in traumatic events, and 32 of the veterans had been diagnosed with PTSD. The veterans underwent a series of tests, and had MRI brain scans during those tests. The tests revealed that veterans with ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 18
Determined to Keep Your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions?
I love making New Year s resolutions. Yes, January 1 might be an arbitrary date, but I think it s good that we all have a cue to ask ourselves, What would I like to change about my life How could it be better than before Most of us have a list of things we d like to do better and very often, those things involve changing habits. Exercise, sleep , fun, eating, relaxing, and so on. In my book Better Than Befor e , I list all 21 strategies that we can use to ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
Of Mice and Memories
In Jonathan Carroll s novel The Ghost in Love , the residents of an apartment building suddenly find themselves able to return to the most special moment in their lives. Whether sitting across the table from a high school boyfriend on their three-month anniversary, playing in the back yard with a long-dead sister, or staring into a blue sky and anticipating an upcoming trip to the beach with a new bride, the residents relive their special moments with such ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
How Research Can Help Counter ISIS's Success, Part 1
The following are the research recommendations I submitted to the UN Security Council on how to treat ISIS. This is Part 1 in a series, and outlines what ISIS wants and how research can help counter ISIS s attraction and success. Click here for the video of my address.
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
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