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New link between obesity and body temperature
Reduced ability to maintain body temperature in colder environments may contribute to the development of obesity in adulthood, suggests a new study in mice published in JNeurosci . Energy from food fuels maintenance of a constant body temperature by generating and conserving heat. Nearly half of the human energy budget spent during a sedentary life is used to maintain a body temperature of about 37 degrees Celsius 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit . Rosa Se 241 ar 2 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Children's Colorado experts find surgery promising option for severely obese a...
AURORA, CO March 12, 2018 - When a bariatric surgeon and an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes examined the effectiveness of medical versus surgical management of type 2 diabetes in adolescents, the results of the surgical intervention proved to be promising. The research, led by Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children s Hospital Colorado Children s Colorado , and Philip Zeitler, MD, PhD, chair of endocrinology a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Association of excessive daytime sleepiness in older adults and biomarker of A...
Bottom Line Excessive daytime sleepiness in a group of older adults without dementia was associated with increased accumulation of a brain protein that is an important biomarker for Alzheimer disease. Why The Research Is Interesting Accumulation of the protein 946 -amyloid 913 946 manifests early in the preclinical stages of Alzheimer and is an important biomarker of the disease. Sleep may help to clear soluble 913 946 and disturbed sleep may aid in its ac ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
A combination of personality traits might make you more addicted to social net...
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - As social networking companies feel the heat to create a more socially responsible and positive experience for their millions of users, new research out of Binghamton University, State University of New York explores how the interaction of personality traits can impact the likelihood of developing an addiction to social networking. There has been plenty of research on how the interaction of certain personality traits affects addiction to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- New Mayo Clinic research suggests up to 97 percent of patients are comfortable with their health care provider asking sexual orientation and gender identity questions. Before this research, it was unclear if the questions - which researchers say are important to reduce health disparities among LGBTI patients - would offend patients. The findings were published today in Health Services Research . Our results should help ease the concerns ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Mexico well ahead of US in LGBT rights
Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT rights, especially in the recognition of same-sex relationships, is no exception. The study in the journal State Politics and Policy Quarterly measures the effects of religion, LGBT organizations and left-leaning go ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Can antidepressants really help to treat depression?
Recently, there has been one major health issue dominating the mainstream media antidepressants. More specifically, do they actually work
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 12
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Resistant Depression
By Brain amp Behavior Research Foundation Staff Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation rTMS , a therapy in which electromagnetic fields are pulsed through a coil placed on the scalp, can produce antidepressant effects in individuals who are resistant to or unable to tolerate standard antidepressant drugs . Now, a new study published in the journal Brain Stimulation suggests that a new means of delivering rTMS, a two-coil array, can be safely used and ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
What is the Difference between a Good Leader and a Bad One?
All members of organizations face decisions about how to allocate time and energy. This is true at all levels within a group hierarchy. Executives make choices about long-term organizational plans, managers must select appropriate projects for different units, and team members make decisions about how to schedule daily activities to best meet deadlines. What are some people doing so well that they get rewarded with leadership positions The ones who rise to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Framing the 2018 Elections: #TrustBlackWomen
The 2018 primary season has begun in the U.S. with a record number of women running for office, particularly Democratic women. More women are running for the U.S. House of Representatives than at any point in U.S. history . An unprecedented number of women of color are setting their sights on national and state office. Eyes are on African American women in particular. Given the underrepresentation of people of color and women in elected office, the presenc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Do Parental Hands Sculpt Children's Brains?
Touch is ten times stronger than verbal or emotional contact, and it affects damn near everything we do. Ashley Montagu Not long ago, a team led by Annett Schirmer at the Max Planck Institute in Germany recruited nearly fifty five-year-olds and their mothers to participate in an experiment. First, they asked every mother-child duo to play together with some blocks as they would at home while Schirmer and her team watched. The mothers did not know it, but t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Why it is Hard to Give Away Things We Own?
My mother came to my house with a bag of my grandmother s possessions. Given my New Year s intention to let go of things, the bag of clothing represented an unwanted reversal of my simplifying life project. The clothes, her doll collection, the many doilies, were all things I do not need to lead a complete and fulfilling life. Still, I experienced a strong emotional pull to keep these things because they connected me to my grandma. Even before those bags a ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
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