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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Researchers Find Potential Breakthrough in Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment

May 10, 2016 — A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration, new research suggests. Using pre-clinical ... read more

Can Believing You Are a Food Addict Affect Your Eating Behavior?

May 5, 2016 — Obesity is often attributed to an addiction to food and many people believe themselves to be "food addicts." However, until now no studies have looked at whether believing oneself to be a ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The findings may point toward strategies for combating ... read more

Holistic Approach to Mealtimes Could Help Dementia Sufferers

May 4, 2016 — Eating together could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition, new research shows. Researchers looked at mealtime interventions including changing the color of the plate, ... read more

Assessment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States

May 3, 2016 — Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. Researchers have ... read more

Junk-Food Junkies Go Healthy When Rewarded

Apr. 28, 2016 — According to new research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts and reduced prices, but rather more subtle incentives that reward healthy eating ... read more

One-Fifth of Young Drinkers Report Consuming 'Jello Shots,'study Finds

Apr. 27, 2016 — About one in five underage youths reported consuming alcoholic jello shots in the past 30 days, and those youths were more likely to binge drink, consume more alcohol, and to have been involved in ... read more

Bored People Reach for the Chips

Apr. 27, 2016 — People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are ... read more

Researchers Find Brain Circuit That Controls Binge Drinking

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than ... read more

Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

Apr. 26, 2016 — Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say ... read more

School Affects Girls' Chances of Being Diagnosed With an Eating Disorder

Apr. 20, 2016 — After allowing for other factors, a joint UK-Swedish team finds that the school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. More eating disorders occur in those ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

Multivitamin Use Protects Against Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have found that use of multivitamins prior to diagnosis may reduce the risk of neuropathy in breast cancer patients treated with the class of drugs known as ... read more

New Research Reveals Surprising Insight Into British Drinking Culture

Apr. 19, 2016 — New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture. Almost half of all drinking occasions are moderate, relaxed and take place in ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a ... read more

Lower-Carb Diet Slows Growth of Aggressive Brain Tumor in Mouse Models

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet. Glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, has no effective long-term ... read more

World-First New Treatment for Alcohol Addictions

Apr. 14, 2016 — An FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction, researchers report. Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 percent of deaths worldwide, authors ... read more

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