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Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The KAUST-led team used this approach to make disposable devices that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. Strips of pH-sensitive paper are commonly used to test whether a liquid is acidic or alkaline. Researchers are now working to apply similar principles ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health CCCEH organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children s health. The paper in the journal Environmental Research is the first comprehensive review of the associations between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context of assessing the benefits of air pollution and climate chan ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare s...
A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH , part of the National Institutes of Health, provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report describes a way for hospitals to address the rising suicide rate in a way that is flexible and mindful of limited resources. In 2016 alone, more than 6,000 youth in the United States under the age of 25 died b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Study suggests promising new Rx target for obesity and diabetes
New Orleans, LA - Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at LSU Health New Orleans, suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders. The study also reported for the first time metabolic distinctions between male and female mice. The findings are published in the December 2018, issue of the International Journal of Obesity , available at https www. na ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Tiny implantable device short-circuits hunger pangs, aids weight loss
MADISON, Wis. -- More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a rising pandemic. New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge. In laboratory testing, the devices helped rats shed almost 40 percent of their body weight. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Mindfulness training may help support weight loss
WASHINGTON--Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Individuals who participated in mindfulness training as part of an intensive weight management program lost more weight in six months than other program participants who did not attend mindfulness courses. The findings are the result of research ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatme...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shed light on how to disrupt chemical signals that affect how much someone eats, which could lead to a method for helping manage obesity. Obesity is one of today s most prevalent public health concerns. In the UK it affects around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11. Bariatric surgery has proven to be effective in weight loss however, the availability, invasiveness and f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Weight change in middle-aged and elderly Singaporean Chinese linked to increas...
SINGAPORE, 18 December 2018 - Both moderate-to-large weight gain and weight loss, defined as a change of 10 or more in weight, among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans are linked to increased risk of death, particularly from cardiovascular disease, and between them, weight loss was associated with higher risk than weight gain. Furthermore, excessive weight loss increased risk among participants who were overweight or obese to start with, and exce ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity
Food insecurity--difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals--was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating Disorders study. It is important to examine potential links between binge-eating disorder and food insecurity because binge eating is associated with more severe mental and physical health problems than overeating or obesity alone. To investigate, res ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Internet-based interventions can help reduce problem drinking
Internet-based interventions may be effective in curbing various patterns of adult problem drinking in both community and health care settings, according to a study published December 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Heleen Riper of VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, their large-scale meta-analysis of trial data suggests that Internet-based interventions for adult problem drinking iAIs could ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Editorial: Stop allowing beliefs to get in the way of treating opioid use diso...
There is a breadth of academic research demonstrating that there are three medications that successfully treat opioid use disorder OUD methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. However, patients face unnecessary barriers to evidence-based treatment from government regulations as well as providers own beliefs that are not grounded in science, researchers from the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center BMC said in an Annals of Internal Medicin ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Do personality traits of compulsive users of social media overlap with problem...
A study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology found certain similarities and differences in personality traits when comparing compulsive use of social media with problematic or risky alcohol use. In the study of 143 young men and women, both disordered social media and risky alcohol use were predicted by narcissism and impulsivity. The former was also predicted by reward sensitivity behavior that is motivated by the prospect of access to a rewa ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
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