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Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Two new studies reveal that weight again associated with leaving adolescence and moving into adulthood reflects a decrease in physical activity and changes in diet. Researchers at the University of...
Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed
Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...
Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

A new paper suggests that fear-based messages to prevent teen sexting is the wrong approach as the strategy will fail. A better tactic, say researchers from Florida Atlantic University and...
Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

A new analysis looks at two ways employees may try to regulate their emotions at work: surface acting and deep acting. “Surface acting is faking what you’re displaying to other...
Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

New research finds that in the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships. The Veterans Affairs...

Communicating with Dad After Divorce Is Important for Teen Health

New research confirms the importance of sustaining a strong relationship between teenagers and both parents after a divorce. Maintaining a close association with the father is especially important;
Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

In a laboratory proof of concept study — pilot research that shows a drug or project is likely to succeed — investigators have created a wearable device that can detect...
Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

New evidence suggests that a woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs strong psychosocial support. If the support is not available, women may struggle with fears and concerns while feeling isolated...
Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

New research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that cardiorespiratory exercise such as fast walking, running, biking or any activity that elevates heart rate, is linked to an increase in
Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus...
Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they
Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they

Canadian Team Searches for ‘Safer’ Antidepressants for Pregnant Women

Without treatment, depression during pregnancy carries risks for both mother and child. Yet antidepressants can affect fetal development. Now, a Canadian team led by Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt at the
Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Swedish researchers have developed an online treatment for depression among people with cardiovascular disease. They found that internet-based therapy helped people living with heart disease manage
Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

New research suggests that Transcendental Meditation (TM) may provide African-Americans with high blood pressure a non-drug treatment to reduce left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is abnormal
Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research on Alzheimer’s disease suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid protein plaques detected in the brain. The
Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is never easy, and for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, it can seem especially daunting. Tasks such as opening a...
Food Restrictions Can Lead to Loneliness

Food Restrictions Can Lead to Loneliness

Emerging research suggests that a restricted diet due to allergies, health issues or religious or cultural norms can lead to feelings of loneliness. Cornell University researchers performed seven
Finding Meaning in Life Linked to Physical/Mental Wellness

Finding Meaning in Life Linked to Physical/Mental Wellness

The importance of having a meaningful life has been discussed for over three decades, especially in the context of aging and quality of life. Now, new research suggests having a...