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May 6, 2015

Geriatrics: List of Topics to Talk About With Older Adults

Apr. 28, 2015 — AGS updates to a list of tests and treatments to talk about with older adults reflect an expert review of new research on several important conditions impacting older patients, including agitation, ... read more

Emotional Intelligence Critical for Leaders

Apr. 22, 2015 — A newly minted Ph.D. surveyed county Extension directors, their subordinates and peers. The student connected diet and exercise to emotional leadership, a key component for leaders ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Obese Patients Improve Physically, Mentally After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 8, 2015 — Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A researcher has participated in a study that confirms ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The little voice inside your head that tells you to eat, or stop eating, isn’t a little voice – it’s actually a cluster of about 10,000 specialized brain cells. And now, scientists have found ... read more

Restoring IL-17 May Treat Skin Infections Related to Chronic Alcohol Consumption

Mar. 31, 2015 — Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person's life, including skin problems. Now, a new research report helps explain why this happens and what might be done to address it. "The ... read more

Mechanisms That Link Compulsive Binge Eating With Hypertension Identified

Mar. 30, 2015 — An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. ... read more

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp

Mar. 30, 2015 — Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients ... read more

Mother's Diet Influences Weight-Control Neurocircuits in Offspring

Mar. 30, 2015 — Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to researchers who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good ... read more

How Body's Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain

Mar. 27, 2015 — Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we ... read more

Why Drug for Type II Diabetes Makes People Fat

Mar. 25, 2015 — Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers. The ... read more

Cerebellar Ataxia Can't Be Cured, but Some Cases Can Be Treated

Mar. 23, 2015 — No cures are possible for most patients who suffer debilitating movement disorders called cerebellar ataxias. But in a few of these disorders, patients can be effectively treated with regimens such ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Could our reaction to an image of an overweight or obese person affect how we perceive odor? A trio of researchers says yes. The researchers discovered that visual cues associated with overweight or ... read more

Fast-Food Ban in L.A. Fails to Improve Diets or Cut Obesity, Study Finds

Mar. 19, 2015 — In 2008, the city of Los Angeles passed a law restricting the opening or expansion of any 'stand-alone fast-food restaurant' in low-income neighborhoods where obesity was a problem. A new ... read more

Body Temperature and Obesity: New Study Suggests Connection

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new study suggests that a biological inability to create sufficient core body heat could be linked to the obesity ... read more

Genetic Analysis of Current Smokers Shows That High Tobacco Consumption Lowers Body Weight

Mar. 16, 2015 — A new study of 80,342 participants, including 15,220 current smokers has shown that smokers who consume a high amount of tobacco are more likely to weigh less. "Smoking and obesity remain two ... read more

Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Brain-Training Program Results in Slower Mental Decline for Older People

Mar. 11, 2015 — A comprehensive program providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down ... read more

More Weight-Loss Strategies Needed for People With Neurological Disabilities

Mar. 10, 2015 — A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with neurological disabilities. Interventions are overwhelmingly ... read more

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