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Dads get baby blues, too
Fathers are nearly as likely to experience anxiety around the arrival of a new baby as mothers, according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders .
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 28
High Potency Marijuana Damages Cerebral Brain Connections
A new cannabis study by a team or European researchers concludes that there is an urgent need to educate the public, health professionals, and policymakers about the risks involved with using high potency marijuana , also known as skunk. According to the scientists from King s College London and Sapienza University of Rome, skunk-like cannabis can damage the white matter nerve fibers responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres of the ce ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
Is Failure the New Black in Parenting?
We ve been telling parents for a very long time now that failure is a good thing for a kid. Apparently, this hasn t worked, because we keep finding new ways of telling them this. Will it finally catch on Maybe it has. Waxing poetic about the virtues of failure has become the go to when we perceive a parent who is being intrusive in their child s life what we all are now conditioned to call helicopter parenting . I imagine there are now scores of parents wh ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
When Going “Home” Makes You Crazy or Depressed
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers, says Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The holidays might be hard because your family engenders pain and you wish you were with less familiar others such as friends or people at the next table in a restaurant. Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips said, The art of family life is to not take it personally. If you have a loving, supportive family that has your back, be glad and grat ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
Population Council's MZC outperforms TFV 1 percent gel in microbicide candidat...
NEW YORK 25 November 2015 - New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus HSV-2 and human papillomavirus HPV , shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir TFV 1 gel, a leading microbicide candidate. The study, led by Population Council researchers with the participation of CONRAD, was published in the online edition of Antimicrobial Ag ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
More than 1 in 4 older Indians on low and middling incomes have midriff bulge
More than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now has an unhealthy midriff bulge, with women most likely to carry a spare tyre, reveal the results of a nationally representative survey, published in the online journal BMJ Open . It means that obesity is no longer confined to the nation s prosperous elite, and has trickled down to all levels of society, fuelled,in part, by India s rapid economic growth in recent years, suggest the re ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Recommended activity levels not achieved by obese children and those with live...
Research highlights non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries Exercise and healthy diet curb liver disease Children with liver disease exhibited more restrained eating behaviours and are more likely to exercise than obese children without liver disease In a new study published today in the journal Nutrients , research from the University of Surrey and the Children s Liver ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Food odors activate impulse area of the brain in obese children
CHICAGO - The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA . In order to fight obesity, it is crucial to understand the brain mechanisms of odor stimulus, said Pilar Dies-Suarez, M.D., chief radiologist at the Hospital Infan ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Fat cells originating from bone marrow found in humans
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 24, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers. It has always been assumed that fat-storing cells are produced only from stem cells that live and self-renew in fat tissue, said the study s senior author Dwight Klemm, PhD, professor of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Overweight, obesity early in life increase risk of cardiac death
WASHINGTON Nov. 25, 2015 -- Overweight and obesity throughout adulthood, and especially elevated weight in early adulthood, were associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death in a 32-year study of more than 72,000 women published today in JACC Clinical Electrophysiology . We found that it is important to maintain a healthy weight throughout adulthood as a way to minimize the risk of sudden cardiac death, said Stephanie Chiuve, Sc.D., assistant pro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Reducing the risk of CRC by tackling alcohol misuse: A call for action across ...
Vienna, November 23, 2015 Information presented last month at UEG Week Barcelona 2015 highlighted an increasing public health concern across Europe regarding alcohol and GI diseases1. In particular, healthcare professionals across Europe are being urged to help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer CRC by taking positive action against alcohol misuse and dependence. High levels of alcohol dependence and low levels of treatment have recently been identified ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
University of Pittsburgh text message program effective at cutting binge drink...
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24, 2015 - A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show that such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consumption in young adults. The findings revealed that the first-of-its-kind program, designed by lead author Brian Suffoletto, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at Pitt, reduced binge dr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
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