- Polyphenols could yield small benefit for people with PAD
- Who will binge-drink at age 16? Teen imaging study pinpoints predictors
- Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes
- A 'magic moment' for unwed parents: Best time in child's life for unwed parents to marry
- 2013 Media Barometer survey: The time devoted to both conventional and social media each day is growing; digital divides are widening
- Mental health wins when teens play school sports
- Enough to put you off your popcorn? Food labelling study underway
- Masculinity in TV cooking shows
- Healthy lifestyle is crucial for women of childbearing age: Updated position, new practice papers published
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 02:00 PM PDT
Polyphenols -- compounds found in cocoa and other foods -- may help people with peripheral artery disease walk a little longer and farther before pain sets in. More research is needed to see whether long-term use of these compounds in dark chocolate can improve circulation and aid patients.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 10:16 AM PDT
Neuroscientists leading the largest longitudinal adolescent brain imaging study to date have learned that a number of factors -- genetics, brain function and about 40 different variables -- can help scientists predict which teens will become binge drinkers.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 07:23 AM PDT
Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers -- one of the deadliest forms of cancer -- could be avoided through maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking according to research, in a call to arms against the disease. While more research is needed to find better ways of diagnosing and treating the disease, there is evidence to suggest that some pancreatic cancers are linked to being overweight and to smoking -- and almost four in 10 could be prevented by lifestyle changes to address this.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:36 AM PDT
If unwed parents are going to get married, the best window of opportunity for that union seems to be before the child turns 3, says a new study. But these marriages are fragile, ending in divorce 38 percent of the time between biological parents and 54 percent of the time with a step-father.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:24 AM PDT
Smartphones have made it far easier for people to find and exchange information and to make their views heard. In 2010, 14 per cent of the people of Sweden had access to a smartphone; three years later, in 2013, the figure is 67 per cent. More time is devoted to both online editions of traditional media and social media. And, for the first time in several years total time spent with media has increased in the entire population, to an average 6 hours and 18 minutes.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 11:55 AM PDT
Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds new research. "There is surprisingly little known about school sport, so we can only speculate as to the unique effects, but we suspect it might be due to school sport providing adolescents with opportunities to bond with other students, feel connected to their school, interact with their peers and coaches, thus, really providing a social and active environment," one investigator explained.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 08:15 AM PDT
People munching popcorn in a cinema don't change their eating habits whether the snacks are labelled high fat, low fat or not labelled at all, according to a new study. But add in a third factor – the socioeconomic background of eaters – and some quirky results emerge. When concerned eaters of higher status saw the low fat label, it made them eat more than their unconcerned counterparts. Labels had the opposite effect on concerned popcorn lovers of lower status: they ate less of the low fat snack – and less of the high fat snack.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 07:13 AM PDT
TV chefs like Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and baker Buddy Valastro are ever present these days. But what does the immense focus on the male celebrity chefs tell us about our culture and our ideals for food and masculinity? A new study examines masculinity in TV cooking shows, capturing the basic understanding of 'doing food' and 'doing masculinity' as two mutually constitutive practices.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 07:13 AM PDT
Nutrition is crucial before, during and after pregnancy to optimize health for both mother and child, according to an updated position paper and a new practice paper. The practice paper provides registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered with an overview of current recommendations related to nutrition and healthy lifestyles during pregnancy and best practices on ways to implement those recommendations.
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