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Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children
Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6-8-year-old boys. However, these associations are largely explained by poor motor skills. The results published in the Journal of Sports Science are part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children PANIC Study conducted in the University of Ea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Parenting and personality work together to affect baby's weight gain
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Offering a snack may be a sure way to soothe a fussy child, but researchers say making it a habit can result in unnecessary weight gain in babies with certain temperaments. The researchers studied the babies temperament and how their mothers soothed them when the babies were six months old. When the researchers followed up a year later, they found that the more the mothers used food to soothe, the more weight certain babies gained. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Freezing hunger-signaling nerve may help ignite weight loss
LOS ANGELES March 21, 2018 --Freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may help patients with mild-to-moderate obesity lose weight, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The treatment was determined safe and feasible in the initial pilot phase. We developed this treatment for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity to reduce the attrition that is common with weight-loss ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Cold can activate body's 'good' fat at a cellular level, study finds
Lower temperatures can activate the body s good fat formation at a cellular level, a new study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports , shows for the first time that the way in which fat is made within the body is not pre-programmed during the early years of development as previously thought but even in adulthood cells can be influenced by our environment to change the type of f ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery
March 21, 2018 - Patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their surgery , reports a study in the journal Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . Patients on chronic opioid therapy before spinal fusion are at increased risk of complications and adverse outcomes--including repeated spinal surgery, according to the new research by Safdar N. Khan, MD, of The O ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Don't blame adolescent social behavior on hormones
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher. Changes in social behavior during adolescence appear to be independent of pubertal hormones. They are not triggered by puberty, so we can t blame the hormones, says Matthew Paul, an assistant professor in UB s Department ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Thousands Lose Right To Vote Under 'Incompetence' Laws
By Matt Vasilogambros Like many people with autism, Greg Demer is bright but has difficulty communicating. He has a passion for the history of military aircraft, but he can t quite keep up a conversation with new people. When he meets someone, he ll quote from movies or ask them about their favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. His mother, Linda Demer, worried that he wouldn t be able to make complicated decisions about his finances and health care once he ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Mar 21
25 'Impolite' Things People Do Because Of Anxiety
25 Impolite Things People Do Because of Anxiety was published on The Mighty . Written by Juliette Virzi When you ve lived with anxiety for a while, you become aware of the unique things you do because of it. Things like overthinking, overplanning and overcompensating are mainstays for many folks struggling with anxiety but they aren t the only ways anxiety manifests. Sometimes anxiety can make us do things that are often described and misunderstood as bein ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Mar 21
Demi Lovato Explains Why She Contemplated Suicide At Age 7
Demi Lovato s fans appreciate the singer for always being open and honest about her past substance abuse and mental health battles. In a new interview with Dr. Phil , the 25-year-old singer revealed even more about the struggles she faced in her early years, saying that she began having suicidal thoughts at the age of seven. I had this fascination with death, she said. I have experienced many things that I have not talked about and don t know if I ever wil ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Mar 21
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages increase stigma for low-income groups, Aborig...
When considering taxing sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada, policy-makers should look at lessons learned from tobacco taxation, especially how taxation could increase inequalities and stigma, argues an analysis in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal Proponents of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are quick to emphasize positive aspects of a tobacco tax however, a thorough comparison analysis reveals other lessons about exacerbation of inequity and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Vulnerable populations: A special CMAJ focus
Canada s major medical journal, CMAJ, will champion the health of vulnerable populations with a special focus on groups that experience adverse health outcomes because of poverty, isolation, discrimination and other factors. By choosing vulnerable populations as a CMAJ area of focus, we renew our commitment to using our platform to advocate on behalf of Canadians who are vulnerable to poor health because of structural and personal factors that prevent them ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives
DURHAM, N.C. -- As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new Duke University-led study finds. The study is the first to project the number of lives that could be saved, city by city, in 154 of the world s largest urban areas if nations agree to reduce carbon emissions and limit global temperature rise to 1.5oC in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
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