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Kangaroo mother care reduces infant mortality

 

When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother's bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases substantially.

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

 

A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods -- which bring pleasure -- disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.

Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ

 

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant. At age 7, the boys whose mothers were overweight or obese in pregnancy had scores 5 or more points lower on full-scale IQ tests. No effect was found in the girls.

Old drug offers new hope for children with devastating disorder

 

A drug that once helped obese adults lose weight, withdrawn from the market due to heart risks, may be safe and effective for children with a seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome, say researchers. The drug fenfluramine was developed for pediatric use and found to decrease the number of seizures by more than half for many Dravet syndrome patients.

Want to avoid the holiday blues? New report suggests skipping the sweet treats

 

A new study from a team of clinical psychologists suggests eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness.

Refined carbs may trigger insomnia, finds study

 

Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study has found.

Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

 

A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity.

New findings on satiety signaling from intestine

 

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, second, the prompt health effects of gastric bypass, a form of bariatric surgery.

Eating more ketones may fight against Alzheimer's disease

 

A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in mice.

Behavioral interventions may be as effective at reducing food intake as anorectic drugs

 

Simulations predict that behavioral interventions such as imposing strict no-food restrictions after meals can be as effective as strong anorectic drugs in reducing food intake in rodents, according to a study.

MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

 

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a new study.

Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought

 

A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss -- when hearing is still considered normal.

Men and women perceive their own health differently

 

A new study investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender.

What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

 

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours.

Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration in rats

 

A newly released study found that rats of advanced age, treated with the drug rapamycin, maintained superior blood flow to the brain compared to younger, untreated rats. The treated rats also exhibited improved memory.

Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes, including plus size

 

Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body mass index (BMI), according to a new study.

Planning to avoid temptations helps in goal pursuit

 

Proactively planning to manage temptations may be more effective than simply responding to temptation when it arises, researchers say.

Fish oil supplements have no effect on anxiety and depression

 

Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research. Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as anxiety and depression. But a systematic review finds that omega-3 supplements offer no benefit.

Exerting self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure

 

New research challenges the view that self-control equals sacrificing pleasure.

High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau

 

Investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may 'stave off' dementia. Accumulation of tau deposits has been implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease in humans.

A blood factor involved in weight loss and aging

 

Aging can be delayed through lifestyle changes (physical exercise, restricting calorie intake, etc.). Researchers have elucidated the properties of a molecule in the blood - GDF11 - whose mechanisms were previously unknown. In a mouse model, they showed that this molecule could mimic the benefits of certain calorie restrictions - dietary regimens that have proven their efficacy in reducing cardiovascular disease, preventing cancer and increasing neurogenesis in the brain.

Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction

 

Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain's ability to feel reward and may drive compulsive eating. This finding suggests that future research into treatment of compulsive eating behavior should focus on rebalancing the mesolimbic dopamine system -- the part of the brain responsible for feeling reward or pleasure.

Bad break-ups may not trigger weight gain from emotional eating

 

That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. Despite the emotional turmoil, people on average do not report gaining weight after a relationship dissolution, according to new research.

Factors that predict obesity by adolescence revealed

 

Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study.

Food comas and long-term memories: New research points to an appetizing connection

 

There may be a connection between food comas -- resting after eating -- and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes based on its study on brain activity in sea slugs.

Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly reduce depression

 

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a new study.

Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children

 

A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy.

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

 

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today shows that even mild-to-moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead to similar changes.

Common nutrient supplementation may hold the answers to combating Alzheimer's disease

 

In a new study, researchers reveal that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD).

New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope

 

A new study has identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss giving a much clearer understanding of how the condition develops and potential treatments.

Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs

 

A new study reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners. Part of the explanation lies in whether treats are used as training tools or ''hygge-snacks''.

Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help combat chronic obesity and frequent bingeing

 

According to a new study, dysfunctional eating patterns and habits in overweight and obese adults can be triggered by early life experiences that are deeply rooted within patients' personality features.

Lack of sleep affects fat metabolism

 

A restricted-sleep schedule built to resemble an American work week made study participants feel less full after a fatty meal and altered their lipid metabolism. One night of recovery sleep helped, but didn't completely erase the effects of sleep restriction.

Just bad luck? Cancer patients nominate 'fate' as third most likely cause

 

What role does fate play when it comes to the 145,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia and 125,000 people in Vietnam?

High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

 

Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent study has discovered that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism.



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Natural Remedies for Weight Loss

 

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Weight Loss Home Remedies - How to Make Them

 

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