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Lesbian, bisexual women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress
In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual LB women were more likely than heterosexual women to develop type 2 diabetes during the course of the 24-year study follow up. The co-authored study, led by Heather L. Corliss, a professor at San Diego State University s Graduate School of Public Health, investigated incidence of type 2 diabetes in lesbian and bisexual women and heterosex ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Rising religious 'none' rates linked to conservative Christian politics
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Religious nones, people who do not officially associate themselves with a specific religion, are on the rise in the United States. While there are many contributing factors to this phenomenon, new research suggests one reason is the merging of politics and conservative Christian beliefs. A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Symptoms of osteoarthritis lessened with simple changes to the diet
One gram of fish oil a day could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, a new study in Rheumatology reports. In the largest, most up to date study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the link between diet and the effective self-management of osteoarthritis. Analysing 68 previous studies in the field, researchers found that a low-dose supplement of fish oil one and a half standard capsules could result in pain redu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Invasive procedures should be reserved for a sub-group of acid reflux patients...
AURORA, Colo. May 8, 2018 - As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don t respond to medication should be done for select patients. When you have a subset of patients who are not responding to drug therapy you need to respond in a thoughtful way, said the study s lead author, Rena Yadlapati, MD, MHS, assistant professor of med ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Alignment of mother and offspring body clock could prevent diseases such as he...
The care provided by a mother can impact the body clock and health of offspring after birth, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology . By reducing abnormalities in the body clock of offspring, it may be possible to develop therapies for serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity. The body has an internal clock that regulates sleepiness over a 24 hour period, called your circadian rhythm. The circadian sys ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Study reveals obesity link between grandmothers and grandchildren
Obesity is known to cluster in families, but most studies to date are limited to two generations. A new Pediatric Obesity study is the first to prospectively examine the relationship between grandparent and grandchild abdominal obesity. The study found a consistent relationship between waist circumference in maternal grandmother and grandchild, with no relationship seen in other lineages. The association was seen at both time points analysed when children ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Growing up with animals could make you more resilient as an adult
A rural upbringing with lots of contact with animals might ensure immune system and mental resilience to stress more effectively than a pet-free city upbringing.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain
The quality of communication between the parts the brain that process and make sense of vision could be vital for mental health.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
People can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study ...
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America 8217 s polio epidemic in the 1950s. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots or vaccinate their children. A study published Wednesday concludes that using education campaigns, and simply trying to persuade people to get the shots, is far less effective than using indirect behavioral nudges. The reason most people don 8217 t get vaccinations for themselves or t ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns
That exposure to stress is a risk factor for many health problems, such as cardiovascular issues , anxiety and depression , and chronic pain , is a familiar idea. Yet we may think that it 8217 s only certain kinds of major stressors such as getting fired, going through a breakup, or undergoing surgery that significantly impact our lives. But, recent research explains that even small stressors can harm our long-term health if we hold on to how they make us ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
The New Retirement: Near the Kids
8212 Ms. Ryerson said that the health effects of prolonged isolation have been found to be the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to a study in Perspectives on Psychological Science . A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America also found that social isolation and loneliness are associated with higher risk of mortality in adults 52 and older. Read the whole story The New York Times News g ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Facebook announces new dating feature because romance isn’t dead
Facebook will soon include a dating feature among its services, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company s F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California on Tuesday. The feature will sling Facebook into a domain in which it has long played a behind-the-scenes role but never entered directly. These days, many digital matchmaking services like Tinder require users to sign up for the app through their Facebook accounts. In this way, Facebook 8217 s pivot ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
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