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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Chinese Male Teens Aren't Smoking as Much

Feb. 10, 2016 — Chinese teenage boys who are born in more recent years are less likely to start smoking than those in previous generations, researchers ... read more

Have National Smoking Bans Worked in Reducing Harms in Passive Smoking?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart ... read more

Purified Cashew Proteins Lend Insight Into Allergic Reactions

Feb. 3, 2016 — It's well known that peanuts can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic, but research suggests that the risk of developing a life-threatening reaction could be higher for those ... read more

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Feb. 2, 2016 — Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent ... read more

Do You Know Your Numbers?

Feb. 1, 2016 — Many believe that heart health involves strenuous tasks and countless hours at the gym. But just 30 minutes of exercise five out of seven days a week can reduce heart attack risk by up to 50 ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New work on how news media coverage shapes perceptions of obesity, has been published by investigators. They examined how perspectives on obesity portrayed in news articles affect people's ... read more

Community Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — It took just 16 two-hour classes on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with type 2 diabetes and elevated fasting blood glucose levels for 110 ... read more

Lasting Impressions: Psychologists Discover What Influences Our Food Choices

Jan. 29, 2016 — With Americans tipping the scales more than ever, social and personality psychologists are at the forefront of understanding the psychological motivations for healthy food choices and consumption ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a larger waist and poorer cognition in children, researchers say. Researchers looked at passive smoke exposure in 220 overweight or obese 7-11-year-old ... read more

Spending More on Food Is Associated With a Healthier Diet, Weight

Jan. 27, 2016 — According to an epidemiological study, increasing the money you spend on food is linked to a better quality diet, particularly increased consumption of fruit and vegetables, leading to a healthier ... read more

Many Latino Kids Struggle to Reach a Healthy Weight by Kindergarten

Jan. 26, 2016 — More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, ... read more

Messages from the Food Police

Jan. 26, 2016 — We have all seen messages from the 'food police' telling us that sugary snacks are bad. But is it possible that seeing these messages actually make us more likely to eat sugary snacks? ... read more

Brain Function Differs in Obese Children, Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2016 — The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers ... read more

Link Between Food Advertising, Child Food Consumption

Jan. 25, 2016 — Unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children, new research confirms. The analysis showed that unhealthy food advertising exposure significantly increased food consumption in ... read more

Parental Support Has Positive Effect on Children's Eating Behaviours

Jan. 21, 2016 — Parental support programs in areas with the greatest needs can have a positive effect on the consumption of unhealthy food and drink and on weight increases in obese children, according to a ... read more

Brain Study Reveals Mindfulness Could Help Prevent Obesity in Children

Jan. 21, 2016 — Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity. New research suggests that the balance ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Youth Antipsychotic Treatment, Rare With Small Absolute Incidence Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Antipsychotic treatment in youth was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the condition appeared to be rare with small absolute incidence rates, a review of medical ... read more

Work Schedule Is Top Barrier to Staying Healthy

Jan. 20, 2016 — “The Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up takes a pulse on Americans’ health opinions and behaviors, from barriers to getting healthy to perceptions of aging, to help identify opportunities to ... read more

Weekend Binges Just as Bad for the Gut as a Regular Junk Food Diet, Study Suggests

Jan. 20, 2016 — Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and binging on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk, new research ... read more

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