Stress eating linked to 11-pound weight gain a year

16 July 2014
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During the study, researchers measured participants’ resting metabolic rate. Image courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Stress eating tends to be associated with reaching for high-fat comfort foods that everybody knows are unhealthy. But it’s not just the calories consumed during stress eating that negatively impact one’s weight— stress itself could be throwing off metabolism, too. In new study from The Ohio State University (OSU), researchers found that women who experienced stress in the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than non-stressed women in...

Extreme obesity shortens your life more than smoking

12 July 2014
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(CNN) — Here’s a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation — so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn’t mean that one causes the other. Extreme obesity shortens your life more than smoking Journal: PLOS Medicine It’s not going to come as a surprise that obesity shortens your life by contributing to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases. But how many years are lost? Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared...

Evidence of HIV found in a child said to be cured

12 July 2014
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Math nerd or bookworm? The same genes may shape both abilities.

12 July 2014
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i i hide captionA study of twins shows why being a good reader and a good math student may go hand in hand. iStockphoto A study of twins shows why being a good reader and a good math student may go hand in hand. iStockphoto Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We’re either math brains or we’re reading brains. In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a graduation requirement. But it turns out that about half the genes that influence...

When you fall in love with your therapist

12 July 2014
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Alcohol remains a leading killer

09 July 2014
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Has your teen tried hookah?

09 July 2014
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Editor’s note: Dr. Chethan Sathya is a surgical resident at the University of Toronto and a fellow in global journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Follow him on twitter @drchethansathya. (CNN) — The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up. But if you ask young Americans about smoking tobacco through a hookah, also called a waterpipe or shisha, there’s a good chance you won’t find the same level of awareness. “I’ve smoked hookah since...

Teen drivers safer when parents improve teaching skills

02 July 2014
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Forgot Password Enter your e-mail address below. We’ll send you an e-mail with a link to reset your password. E-mail Address Return to login Source Article from http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/06/29/study-teen-drivers-are-safer-when-parents-improve-teaching-skills/D4WGPKaxuWw9jETMqb7hBL/story.html

Demons inside: Teens at risk can hide mental illness

02 July 2014
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Tricia Baker knows there aren’t any easy answers to the question of how best to help children with mental illness. Her son, Kenny, the kid with the kind heart, the star swimmer and gifted student, took his life on May 19, 2009 on the railroad tracks near his home in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He was just 19, three weeks shy of high school graduation, but four years into a diagnosis of depression and anxiety that left him feeling alone, despite proper treatment and the love of a supportive family. Kenny was so ashamed of his diagnosis, he hid it from friends, telling them he had mononucleosis...

Why teenagers act crazy

02 July 2014
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