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Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the miss...
Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2018 - Hiding in plain sight, new research shines a spotlight on the placenta s critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Married couples share risk of developing diabetes
It can be a good idea to bring your spouse to a GP medical examination if you are obese. Because Danish researchers from the Departments of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have in a new study found a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We have discovered that you can predict a person s risk of developing type 2 diabetes based on his or her partner s BMI. Thi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Time spent sitting at a screen matters less if you are fit and strong
The impact of screen time on cardiovascular disease, cancer incidence and mortality may be greatest in people who have lower levels of grip-strength, fitness and physical activity, according to a study published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine . Researchers at Glasgow University, UK, found that the amount of leisure time spent watching a television or computer screen had almost double the impact on the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Research highlights the influence social media marketing has on children's foo...
New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at the European Congress on Obesity today Wednesday, 23 May , highlights the negative influence that social media has on children s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Study identifies processes in the gut that drive fat build-up around the waist
Research by scientists at King s College London into the role the gut plays in processing and distributing fat could pave the way for the development of personalised treatments for obesity and other chronic diseases within the next decade. The research is published in Nature Genetics . In the largest study of its kind, scientists analysed the faecal metabolome the community of chemicals produced by gut microbes in the faeces of 500 pairs of twins to build ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins - which appear during harmful algal blooms HABs - to escape the filter and drop into the drinking water. The purifier ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Giving employees 'decoy' sanitizer options could improve hand hygiene
Introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace, according to findings in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings revealed that employees in a food factory used more of their regular sanitizer and had cleaner hands and workspaces after a decoy sanitizer option was offered to them. Our research sug ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Surviving Sepsis Campaign update focuses on critical first hour
May 16, 2018 - For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated Hour-1 Bundle of the international, evidence-based guidelines for treatment of sepsis is introduced in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine . The official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine SCCM , Critical Care Medicine is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The dark side of our genes -- healthy aging in modern times
The transition to modernity - largely driven by the Industrial Revolution - provided us with easier access to food and clean water, with antibiotics, vaccines, and modern medicine. Yet modernity did not just bring fewer infectious diseases and longer life it also created an environment radically different from the one we evolved in. Genes helpful in our evolutionary past may now predispose us to chronic disease - such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
ACR urges lawmakers to address rising costs and access barriers in arthritis c...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals convened on Capitol Hill this week to urge legislative action on pressing policy issues affecting rheumatology care during the American College of Rheumatology s Advocacy Leadership Conference, held May 16-17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Noting the rising costs and increasing access barriers in rheumatologic care, specialists encouraged lawmakers to support legislation that would create ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Researchers propose how REM and non-REM sleep may work together to help us sol...
Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage--REM and non-REM--plays remains unclear. A team of researchers have now developed a hypothesis, outlined in an Opinion published May 15 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences , to explain how the interleaving of REM and non-REM sleep might facilitate creative problem solving in different but complementary ways. Suppose I give you a creativity ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The Lancet Psychiatry: Disruption of the body's internal clock linked with moo...
Largest study to date shows that disrupted body clock rhythms are associated with increased susceptibility to depression, bipolar disorder, and adverse wellbeing Disruption to normal daily circadian rhythms is associated with a greater susceptibility to mood disorders such as severe depression and bipolar disorder over the life course, according to the largest observational study of its kind involving over 91,000 people, published in The Lancet Psychiatry ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
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