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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
Study finds gaba cells help fight alcoholism
Scientists of the Higher School of Economics, Indiana University, and 201 cole normale sup 233 rieure clarified how alcohol influences the dopamine and inhibitory cells in the midbrain that are involved in the reward system and the formation of dependency on addictive drugs. The results of the study were published in the article Dynamical ventral tegmental area circuit mechanisms of alcohol-dependent dopamine release . Let s say you drink some coffee to ge ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Prisoners who are sanctioned more are more likely to re-offend
Many prisons today use sanctions to discipline prisoners, including segregating them from other inmates, transferring them away from other inmates, and removing them from rehabilitation programs. A new longitudinal study that sought to determine the effect of these sanctions on recidivism found that prisoners who had greater exposure to formal sanctions were more likely to re-offend 1, 2, and 3 years after release formal sanctions involve punishment for mi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Urine drug testing may be important in early phases of addiction treatment
A new study performed by Boston Medical Center BMC and faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care setting. The analysis revealed that patients are less likely to disclose drug use earlier in treatment, and although the study was not able to identify reasons for this, the authors believe that it may be related to fear of discharge from a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Study shows benefits of sex for older adults
A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine indicates that sexual activity is associated with improved wellbeing amongst older adults, measured through higher enjoyment of life scores. Led by Dr Lee Smith from Anglia Ruskin University and Dr Sarah Jackson from UCL, the study involved analysing survey data from 6,879 older adults, with an average age of 65, living in England. It found that older men and women who reported any type of sexual activit ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Convincing evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction
Evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction has been found in a largescale genomic analysis. The study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford, looked at data on more than 220,000 men across three cohorts, 6,000 of whom experienced erectile dysfunction. The research echoed recent findings that erectile dysfunction has a genetic cause, and goes further by opening the possibility that living a healthier lifestyle ma ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
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