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Anorexia, Bigorexia In Men Linked To Self-Image, New Study

anorexia, bigorexia linked to man's self-image

Anorexia and so-called bigorexia, or muscle dysmorphia, is on the rise among men, and a new study from two Australian universities is trying to find out what’s going in the patients’ heads by surveying them with an indepth questionaire. The research, led by Dr. Stuart Murray, is scheduled to be published later today in the… Read more »

Baldness, Prostate Cancer Link Confirmed In African-Americans

baldness and prostate cancer link confirmed in African-Americans

The link between early baldness and prostate cancer got a closer look in a study of over 500 African-American men published online today in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Lead author Charnita Zeigler-Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine said that the researchers wanted to focus on African-Americans because of their… Read more »

Too Much Tea Can Result In Skeletal Fluorosis

Too Much Tea Bad For Health

Too much tea can result in skeletal fluorosis. At least that was the case for a 47-year old Michigan woman, according to The New England Journal of Medicine medical report. The woman reported that, for the past 17 years, she had habitually consumed a pitcher of tea made from 100 to 150 tea bags daily…. Read more »

Gut Bacteria Cause Obesity, Not Just Gas

gut bacteria causes obesity as well as gas

A common gut bacteria species that causes unpleasant gas may be linked to the rising obesity epidemic as well. A new study performed at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles showed that people who have higher levels of gas also tend to be more overweight. The study, published late last week online in The Endocrine Society’s… Read more »

Too Many Choices May Lead To Riskier Decisions

Too Many Choices May Lead To Riskier Decisions

Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and the University of Lugano in Switzerland found that, if people are given too many options or choices, they will often execute riskier decision making. For the study, published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, researchers created a gambling game so they could analyze how a large… Read more »

Autism Risk In Offspring Linked To Childhood Abuse Of Mother

Autism Risk In Offspring Linked To Childhood Abuse Of Mother

Two recent motherhood studies addressed the reproductive risks associated with neglect and abuse. One study, published in Pediatrics, focused on the statistics of adolescent girls who have suffered sexual abuse or neglect. The research linked a correlation of abuse victims to an increased likelihood of being teen mothers by 20 percent. That is five times… Read more »

Baby Brain Study Says Babies Know You’re Fighting

babies know you're fighting even if they're asleep

A baby brain study has revealed that babies do notice and react to arguments, even if they appear to be asleep. The University of Oregon researchers studied 20 babies between the ages of six and 12 months who were brought to the lab each night to sleep in a scanner. No, they weren’t exposed to… Read more »

Popular Parkinson’s Drug Affects Decision-Making

Parkinson's drug affects decision-making, study says

Levodopa, the most popular drug for Parkinson’s disease (PD), improved the decision-making ability of healthy people over age 70 by making it easier for them to learn from earning a reward. That’s according to a small study from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in the UK, which performed the tests on a total of… Read more »

Wind Farms Hated On By Negative Personalities, Study Says

wind farms are opposed by negative personalities

If you think your local wind farm makes you sick, then you might just be a negative person. Or at least that’s the conclusion of a University of Nottingham, UK report recently published online at Science Direct. Dr Claire Lawrence, a psychologist and one of the authors, explained that they measured the noise levels of… Read more »

Vehicle Exhaust As Bad For Kids As Second-Hand Smoke

vehicle exhaust and second-hand smoke equally bad for kids

Vehicle exhaust may trigger 14 percent of asthma cases and 15 percent of asthma symptoms in children. That’s the conclusion from a study of 10 European cities conducted by Laura Perez of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and her colleagues. Most people know that air pollution can trigger symptoms in children who already… Read more »

Hip Replacement May Help You Live Longer

hip replacement surgery may help patients live longer

Hip replacement can make it easier for people with severe arthritis pain to move around, but maybe it can help them live longer too. A study presented at this week’s 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Chicago examined 43,000 patients who had received total hip replacement (THR) surgery and… Read more »

Too Much Salt Consumed By 186 of 187 Countries

too much salt consumed by 186 of 187 nations

Eating too much salt isn’t just for Americans anymore. A staggering percentage of the world’s population, representing 186 out of 187 nations, eats more salt than the amount recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). That’s the eye-popping statistic from this week’s AHA scientific sessions taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Saman Fahimi, a… Read more »

Picky Eaters Can Still Blame Their Genes, New Study

picky eaters can blame their genes

Picky eaters of the world, arise. Let ‘em beg, cry, moan, and whimper, but you have new evidence that it’s sooo not your fault that you can’t eat anything except French fries. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a new twin study on Thursday morning which offered fresh support for the theory… Read more »

Autism Affects 1 In 50 United States School Children, Says CDC

Autism Affects 1 In 50 United States School Children Says CDC

Autism affects one in 50 United States school age children, according to a new report by the US Center For Disease Control (CDC). The number of reported instances of autism have jumped dramatically since 2007 when the number of children effected by autism was said to be only one in 88 children. As previously reported… Read more »

Drinking Skim Milk May Not Lower Child Obesity Risk

Milk is a staple of childhood nutrition

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have urged children to drink skim or low-fat milk for its nutritive benefits, thus establishing lower fat and calorie versions of the beverage as a staple of childhood nutrition. However, new research published in the British Medical Journal’s Archives of Disease in… Read more »

Sugary Drinks Like Soda Linked To More Than 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

sugary drinks linked to deaths

A study out of Harvard asserts sugar-laden beverages such as soda and sports drinks are to blame for more than 180,000 deaths worldwide each year. The research substantiating these claims was presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Heart Association in New Orleans. These cloyingly sweet drinks have been linked to nearly 133,000 deaths… Read more »