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“Why Am I Always Like This?”
There s new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News Trauma and Resilience After Deadly Alabama Tornado Do Hormones Change Women s Taste In Men How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism States Differ on Rate of Untreated Youth Mental Illness Essential Reads The Second Law of Marketing Is the First Law of Mind Why Am I Always Like This Ground Scratching by Dogs Scent, Sight, and Ecstasy What ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 4
The Second Law of Marketing Is the First Law of Mind
There s new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News Trauma and Resilience After Deadly Alabama Tornado Do Hormones Change Women s Taste In Men How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism States Differ on Rate of Untreated Youth Mental Illness Essential Reads The Second Law of Marketing Is the First Law of Mind Why Am I Always Like This Ground Scratching by Dogs Scent, Sight, and Ecstasy What ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 4
Review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control
In a review published February 26 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences , researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but this time looking at whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced self-control leads to obesity. The authors argue that the short answer is both, and it is largely due to activity in the prefrontal cortex, which is not only affected by our dietary choices, but can also influence it. It s not just the case th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Thirty years of fast food: Greater variety, but more salt, larger portions, an...
Philadelphia, February 27, 2019 - Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants in 1986, 1991, and 2016, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , demonstrates that fast-food entrees, sides, and desserts increased significantly in calories and sodium and entrees and desserts in po ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Junk food purchases increase after recreational marijuana legalization
It s an infamous pop culture portrayal. After smoking marijuana, the main characters in the movie go on an epic junk-food binge, consuming mass quantities of chips, cookies, and whatever other high-calorie, salt-or-sugar-laden snacks they can get. While some neuroscientists have hypotheses, there remains no formal causal evidence to support this notorious effect of marijuana on the human brain. A study released this month from a UConn economist, however, d ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Lipid-filled particle may work with immune system to keep fat healthy
NEW YORK, NY Feb 28, 2019 --Researchers have discovered that fat tissue releases a lipid-filled particle that has a role in immune function and metabolism. The study, in mice, was published online in the journal Science . Why it matters Obesity appears to activate the immune system, contributing to type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and other disorders. Understanding how fat tissue regulates immune response could lead to the development of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity
Celastrol s potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss. Celastrol increases the brain s sensitivity to leptin, the hormone that signals we ve had enough to eat, but until now, no one knew how. In today s Nature Medicine , a study led by Umut Ozcan, MD, at Boston Children s Hospital finally s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Caregivers in Canada need more support
It s time to strengthen support for the 28 of people who provide care for an ageing family member, friend or neighbour in Canada, argues an editorial in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Our ability to support informal caregiving remains one of Canada s most pressing health care and societal issues, says Dr. Nathan Stall, associate editor, CMAJ. The pool of caregivers in Canada is shrinking as the ageing population increases, while the need for c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis
PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2019 - If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis published today in the journal Vaccine . However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not m ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Global maps enabling targeted interventions to reduce burden of mosquito-borne...
Now, with an unprecedented level of accuracy, an international team of researchers, led by Dr Moritz Kramer at the University of Oxford s Department of Zoology, have used statistical mapping techniques to predict where the species will spread over an immediate, medium and long-term time-scale. Published today in Nature Microbiology they pinpoint this information with the precision of 5x5 km. The researchers have used 35 years of historic data, together wit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study ...
New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies showing a 50 global reduction in sperm quality in the past 80 years. A previous study by the Nottingham experts showed that sperm quality in domest ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
New study highlights the influence social media has on children's food intake
New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics , highlights the negative influence that social media has on children s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact of marketing by YouTube video bloggers vloggers on these ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
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