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October 6, 2015

'Housing First' Approach for Homeless People Doesn't Help Obesity

Sep. 29, 2015 — The 'Housing First' approach of giving homeless people with mental illness a place to live without any preconditions such as sobriety or enrollment in a psychiatric treatment program has ... read more

Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs

Sep. 23, 2015 — One company's program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports a case study on the ... read more

Low Vitamin D Among Elderly Associated With Decline in Cognition, Dementia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with ... read more

Long Sleep and High Blood Copper Levels Go Hand in Hand

Sep. 14, 2015 — People who sleep fewer than 6 hours or more than 10 hours per night suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than people who sleep 7-8 hours per night. Earlier studies have found a relation ... read more

Eating a Lot of Fish May Help Curb Depression Risk -- At Least in Europe

Sep. 10, 2015 — Eating a lot of fish may help curb the risk of depression -- at least in Europe -- suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence. Depression affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, ... read more

Food May Be Addictive: Food Craving May Be 'Hard-Wired' in the Brain

Aug. 31, 2015 — An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food may be ... read more

The Fear of Trying New Foods May Have Negative Dietary Implications

Aug. 26, 2015 — Neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet. Food neophobia is the fear of or refusal to try new foods. This is a typical feature in infant development. ... read more

Measuring Macular Pigment Offers Potential as a Biomarker of Cognitive Health

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers are investigating the potential link between cognitive function and levels of a vital eye pigment linked to diet. The study suggests that measuring macular pigment offers potential as a ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

GABA Supplementation Improves Planning for Actions, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2015 — People show an enhanced ability of prioritizing planned actions after the ingestion of the food supplement GABA, reports a team of psychologists and other ... read more

Effect of Presymptomatic BMI, Dietary Intake, Alcohol on ALS

Aug. 17, 2015 — Presymptomatic patients with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) consumed more daily calories but had lower body-mass index (BMI) than those individuals without ALS in a ... read more

Dealing With the Stigma and 'Lived Experience' of Obesity

Aug. 17, 2015 — How obese people feel about themselves has much to do with how they experience social stigma and it can change over time, a new study has ... read more

Link Between Marital Distress, Poor Food Choices Found by Study

Aug. 14, 2015 — A link between marital distress and poor food choices has been found by investigators. Hostile couples had significantly higher amounts of the appetite-triggering hormone after arguments if they were ... read more

Heavy Smokers, Smokers Who Are Obese Gain More Weight After Quitting

Aug. 13, 2015 — For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to ... read more

Birth Factors May Predict Schizophrenia in Genetic Subtype of Schizophrenia

Aug. 13, 2015 — Low birth weight and preterm birth appear to increase the risk of schizophrenia among individuals with a genetic condition called the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a new study ... read more

Adult IQ of Very Premature Babies Can Be Predicted by the Age of Two

Aug. 12, 2015 — The IQ of adults born very premature or of very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just a toddler, new research suggests. Previous studies have linked very premature birth and very low ... read more

When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

Aug. 6, 2015 — When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, ... read more

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic ... read more

High Salt Intake Could Be a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

Aug. 5, 2015 — Here's another reason to put the salt shaker down: New research involving mice shows that diets high in sodium may be a novel risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) by ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Seeking to stem the tide of permanent hearing loss from the use of life-saving antibiotics, researchers have found that patients stricken with dangerous bacterial infections are at greater risk of ... read more

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