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Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce ca...
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low. Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease, diabetes and many cancers, which are among the leading causes of poor health and premature death. Several ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Is obesity associated with having a shorter life?
Bottom Line Obesity was associated with a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of illness and death from cardiovascular disease, and being overweight was associated with a lifespan similar to be being normal weight but a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease younger. Why The Research Is Interesting In recent years, controversy has grown about the health implications of being overweight because of study findings on similar or lower death rates ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
'Obesity paradox' debunked
Maintaining a normal weight can postpone cardiovascular disease and reduce overall risk of it A healthy weight lengthens your lifespan and healthspan Obesity paradox confused patients who ask Why do I need to lose weight CHICAGO --- Put down that second helping of chocolate cake. A new study debunks the obesity paradox, a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or ob ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicants
A clinical study conducted by scientists at British American Tobacco have revealed that when smokers switch completely from cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain cigarette smoke toxicants is significantly reduced, in some cases to levels comparable to those seen in smokers who quit smoking completely. These results add to evidence suggesting that glo may have the potential to be substantially reduced risk compared to smoking conventional cigarettes. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
With cost removed, women choose more effective contraceptive methods
Contraception cannot be handled with a one-size fits all approach. Women often try several types of birth control before finding one that works best. A new study at the University of Utah Health finds that cost often limits women s access to the most effective contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices IUDs and subdermal implants. David Turok, M.D. , associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and colleagues at U of U Health de ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18
Bottom Line A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them. Why The Research Is Interesting There is a lack of consensus on the frequency of sexting among young people but that information is needed to inform policy and future research. Who and When 110,380 participants from among 39 studies identified in a revie ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Natural Opioids in the Brain May Support Social Bonding
Oxytocin and dopamine have long been lauded as hormonal wellsprings of love and happiness, but a review of the research in Current Directions in Psychological Science suggests that the brain s natural opioids may also play a role in the feelings of closeness that support social bonding. Until recently, the majority of studies investigating the opioid theory of social attachment had been conducted with animals, limiting researchers to making inferences abou ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 26
12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read
If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination mental illness. Politicians , public figures and the population at large have all perpetuated this misconception at times. Even the media plays into the narrative Research published in 2016 found that more than a third of news stories linked mental illness with violence toward ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Feb 26
Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass Shootings
In the days since last week s mass shooting at Florida s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, schools across the country have been receiving an onslaught of copycat threats. Officials from Maryland to California , and all the way to Hawaii , have locked down campuses, closed entire school districts and arrested dozens of students. As mass shootings soak deeper into America s cultural pathology, so has the ritual surrounding them unspeakable shock and grie ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Feb 26
When Skin Care Is Also Self-Care
Activities like practicing yoga, stepping away from social media and taking a warm bubble bath can help you unwind and relax. But what about cleansing your face Dermatologists have long endorsed the benefits of a daily skin care routine. And those benefits might go beyond appearances. An article last month in The Outline referred to the quest for perfect skin as a scam and a waste of money. But what takedowns of skin care regimens often fail to acknowledge ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Feb 26
How art and creativity can improve your health
We undertake creative pursuits such as writing, acting, drawing, or dancing simply because we enjoy them. Intuitively, we know that creativity is good for us, and our creative passions make us happy. But what does science have to say about the benefits of creativity
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 26
The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds
How does somebody become wise A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the route is anything but straightforward.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 26
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