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Soaking in hot tub improves health markers in obese women
According to new research, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS may be able to improve their health outlook with a particularly enjoyable form of therapy regular sessions in a hot tub. The research found that soaking in a hot tub several times per week for two months results in improved measures of cardiovascular health, beneficial changes in fat tissue and other improvements suggestive of a reduced risk of diabetes or other metabolic disorders. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings on the reasons for remission may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery. One of the things that bariatric surgery does is cause type 2 diabetes remission, said Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and senior author on the paper in Cell Reports . This has given ri ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Bacteria in the small intestine indispensable for fat absorption
A researcher at Midwestern University led a new study showing that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption. The goals of the study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe on April 11, 2018, were to determine if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats, to begin to learn which microbes were involved, and to assess the role of diet ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
First-of-its-kind study associates obesity with poorer stroke outcomes in non-...
New Orleans, LA - Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage ICH and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt of the US with a racially diverse population. The findings were published this month in Obesity Science Practice Ear ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Study links night exposure to blue light with breast and prostate cancer
A study performed by an international team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , a centre supported by the la Caixa Foundation, reports a link between exposure to blue light at night and higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and many tablet and phone screens. The results have been published in Environmental Health Perspectives . WHO s Intern ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
New link between sleep arousals and body temperature may also be connected to ...
Brief arousals during sleep - sometimes as many as ten to fifteen per night - appear random in time and occur in humans and even in animals. What is the origin of these arousals Scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, together with colleagues from Boston University, have discovered that brief arousals are probably triggered by the intrinsic electrical noise from wake-promoting neurons WPN in the brain. Their research, published in the journal Scienc ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Who (really) wants gaydar to be accurate anyway?
Researchers from the University of Surrey, Instituto Universitario in Portugal and University of Padua in Italy, studied whether heterosexual, homosexual and lesbian men and women believe their voice is an indicator of their sexual orientation to others and their desire for it to be disclosed. Surveying 241 men and women heterosexual, homosexual and lesbian researchers discovered that men believed their voices are more revealing of their sexual orientation ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Back in black for singletons trying to find love
Black beats red as the colour of choice when it comes to finding new love, according to new research based on the hit TV series First Dates, which shows that single people wear more of the darker hue when meeting a potential partner for the first time. The study builds on previous research into the use of clothing colour to increase attractiveness, which suggests that red increases the perceived sexual receptivity of the wearer, while black increases how f ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between certain risk-related terms that Google and Twitter users researched or tweeted about and subsequent syphilis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Imagining an Object Can Change How We Hear Sounds Later
Seeing an object at the same time that you hear sound coming from somewhere else can lead to the ventriloquist illusion and its aftereffect, but research suggests that simply imagining the object produces the same illusory results. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The sensory information we imagine is often treated by the brain in the same way as information streaming in to us fr ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Apr 23
25 'Weird' Things People Do Because Of Anxiety
25 Weird Things People Do Because of Anxiety was written by Juliette Virzi for The Mighty. When you ve lived with anxiety for a while, oftentimes you become aware of some of the unique things you do because of it or even the weird ways you ve learned to cope with it. Maybe you re like me and you check your pulse obsessively, willing your heart rate to just slow down . Maybe your anxiety makes you feel out of control, and it comes out as anger . Or maybe yo ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
'Frozen' Star Says Anxiety Attack Caused Her To Miss A Broadway Performance
Patti Murin , who stars as Princess Anna in Broadway s Frozen , encouraged an open dialogue about mental health in an Instagram post explaining why she missed a show this week. The 37-year-old singer-actress said she called out of Tuesday s performance of the smash Disney musical because of a massive anxiety attack. It had been building up for a while, and while the past month has been incredible, all of the ups and downs and stress and excitement really t ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
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