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Eat dessert first? It might help you control your diet
Consumers watching their diet should pay close attention to the amount of unhealthy foods they eat, but can relax when it comes to healthier options, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2012-09-11)

Planning and visualization lead to better food habits
If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to both make an action plan and visualize yourself carrying it out, according to McGill researchers. (2011-02-25)

U of A study finds ways to help end dry mouth in cancer patients
For patients suffering from cancer in the mouth or throat, a recent study shows that a treatment called submandibular gland transfer will assist in preventing a radiation-induced condition called xerostomia. (2011-05-04)

Low income kids' height doesn't measure up by age 1
A new study reveals that children from low-income families, at or below the poverty level, had lower birth weights and were measurably shorter by age one than children from higher-income families, based on average growth rates of children. (2003-05-03)

Past weight loss an overlooked factor in disordered eating
The focus of eating disorder research has largely been on the state of patients' thoughts, beliefs and emotions, with historically little focus on how current and past body weights contribute. A flurry of studies, the most recent published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, suggest that past body weight and relative weight loss should be taken into account. (2013-09-24)

Hungry? A newly discovered neural circuit may be the cause
A particular subset of neurons located in an enigmatic region of the hypothalamus plays a central role in regulating feeding and body weight in mice, a new study reveals. (2018-07-05)

Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers
New research shows that eating together could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition. Researchers looked at mealtime interventions including changing the color of the plate, increasing exercise, waitress service, playing different types of music, singing, doing tai-chi, and boosting the social aspect of eating. They found that eating family-style meals with care givers, playing music, and engaging with multisensory exercise could boost nutrition, hydration and quality of life. (2016-05-04)

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave
Examining a 3-meter stack of bat feces has shed light on the landscape of the ancient continent of Sundaland. The research could help explain the biodiversity of present-day Borneo, Sumatra, and Java. It could also add to our understanding of how people moved through the region. (2019-04-25)

Heart attack survivors who eat lots of fiber live longer
People who survive heart attacks have a greater chance of living longer if they increase their dietary intake of fiber -- and eating lots of cereal fiber is especially beneficial, finds research published today on (2014-04-29)

Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories
Having a history of eating disorders or abuse may increase a woman's risk for developing depression during and after pregnancy, according to new research from UNC. The finding could influence how doctors screen patients during prenatal visits. (2011-06-16)

Simple tools help parents understand a child's risk of obesity, make positive changes
According to a study performed in the North Carolina Children's Hospital, researchers confirmed previous reports that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child's weight problem. But this time, by arming pediatricians with a (2010-07-12)

UAB study may lead to new therapies for binge eating disorder
University of Alabama at Birmingham psychologists have developed an animal model for the binge eating disorder, which affects an estimated one in 20 Americans. (2007-04-18)

Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders
Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)

Occasional family meals enough to boost kids' fruit and veg intake
Eating meals together as a family, even if only once or twice a week, increases children's daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended five a day, according to researchers at the University of Leeds. (2012-12-19)

Using technology during mealtimes may decrease food intake, study finds
When 119 young adults consumed a meal while playing a simple computer game for 15 minutes, they ate significantly less than when they ate the same meal without distractions, said lead author Carli A. Liguori, an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's food science and human nutrition program. (2020-03-06)

Eating breakfast burns more carbs during exercise and accelerates metabolism for next meal
New research published in the American Journal of Physiology suggests that eating breakfast could 'prime' the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly metabolise foods after working out. (2018-08-15)

Poorer reading skills following changed computer habits of children
Sweden and the US are two countries in which increased leisure use of computers by children leads to poorer reading ability. This is the conclusion from research carried out at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-05-23)

Women less likely than men to change habits that increase heart disease risk
Smoking, eating fattening foods and not getting enough exercise are all lifestyle habits that can lead to poor health and cardiovascular disease -- more so if you have a family history. But researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that women don't change these habits as often as men, even when they have relatives with heart disease. (2007-09-10)

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws
One of the most colorful birds in the world may have a less-than-colorful future. Macaws, the largest members of the parrot family, have seen their numbers decline in recent decades, and that trend is continuing today. (2006-10-23)

Will kids eat vegetables if they grow them?
Each night at dinner tables across Australia, frustrated parents say to their children: (2008-06-11)

New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
Parents, take heart: You can teach your child to eat healthier. A study of preadolescent children found that those who attended a behaviorally oriented nutrition education program and were taught to follow a diet low in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol adopted significantly better dietary habits over several years compared to their peers who received only general nutritional information. (2005-06-01)

Ballerinas and female athletes share quadruple health threats
A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence. (2009-05-30)

Obese females who are most unlikely to lose weight are most in need of losing it
In obese females, a close relationship may exist between their disinhibition (detrimental eating and behavioral characteristics) that limits successful weight loss, and impaired metabolism, new research shows. The results will be presented Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. (2015-03-06)

Fear of losing money, not spending habits, affects investor risk tolerance, MU study finds
Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University of Missouri, analyzed the causes of risk tolerance and found that loss aversion, or the fear of losing money, is the primary factor that explains investors' risk tolerance. (2014-07-30)

New funding will help researchers learn how preschoolers move, battle early child obesity
University of Illinois researchers have received funding from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development for a series of workshops that will help researchers learn about physical activity in preschool-aged children. (2011-11-10)

Dino dinner, dead or alive
New research suggests that many meat-eating dinosaurs would have been expert scavengers, relying on carrion to make up a significant portion of their calorific intake. (2016-04-14)

Study examines meditation programs of psychological well-being
Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. (2014-01-06)

Middle school intervention program leads to long-term BMI reduction for obese students
A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period. The average reduction in body mass index (BMI) measured for obese students of average height two years later when they entered high school translated into about nine pounds lower bodyweight. (2016-05-23)

Further evidence that moderate drinking reduces men's heart attack risk
Even as studies have consistently found an association between moderate alcohol consumption and reduced heart attack risk in men, an important question has persisted: What if the men who drank in moderation were the same individuals who maintained good eating habits, didn't smoke, exercised and watched their weight? How would you know that their reduced risk of myocardial infarction wasn't the result of one or more of these other healthy habits? (2006-10-23)

Meal-detection technology brings 'artificial pancreas' one step closer to reality
A.I. researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a system that can detect when a person is eating and calculate how many carbohydrates they are consuming with unprecedented accuracy and speed. The work provides a significant advance for people who wear continuous glucose monitors as part of their diabetes treatment, allowing insulin to be administered closer to the time when it's actually needed, reducing dangerous swings in blood glucose levels. (2019-11-12)

Weeds survive the wild better than natives
Weeds are winning the battle when it comes to surviving in the wild with foliage eating insects preferring the taste of native plants, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology. Eve White, from QUT's School of Natural Resource Sciences, has been investigating the effect weeds can have on native plants especially when foliage eating insects, also known as herbivores, are involved. (2007-07-03)

Students used their mobile phones for over 8 hours a day during lockdown
The study relates the number of hours that young people spend sitting down, their level of physical activity and state of mind when using a mobile phone. Students with lower levels of physical activity used their mobile phones almost three times more than others. Those reporting poorer sleep quality also used these devices more. (2020-09-29)

Pregnant women with bulimia have more anxiety and depression
Women who have bulimia in pregnancy have more symptoms of anxiety and depression compared to pregnant women without eating disorders. A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that they also have lower self-esteem and are more dissatisfied with life and their relationship with their partner. (2008-09-17)

Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
Most parents say they have concerns about how health apps may impact children ages 8-12, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at Michigan Medicine. (2020-05-18)

Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications
A low glycogen level, which means non-oxidative glucose metabolism, predicts forthcoming violent offending among antisocial violent offender males, suggests a new study from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. (2009-06-01)

Inadequate food facilities in NC migrant camps could cause illness
Farmworkers are at potential risk from food and waterborne illnesses because of the condition of cooking and eating facilities available to them, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2013-01-17)

Only one-fifth of people with hearing problems wear a hearing aid
The study, published in the journal Ear and Hearing, looked at the habits of 160,000 people in the United Kingdom aged 40 to 69 years. It found 10.7 percent of adults had significant hearing problems when listening to speech in the presence of background noise -- but only 2.1 percent used a hearing aid. (2014-03-18)

Why do we stick to our bad habits?
Why do we ignore public warnings and advertisements about the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, overeating, stressing out and otherwise persist in habits and behaviours that we know aren't good for us? (2006-11-06)

Common links between obesity and drug abuse found
New animal research helps explain why some eat without hunger or to excess. The studies explore the biological effects of poor eating habits, showing that high-fat diets cause lasting brain changes that may impair healthy eating. Additional studies show that food and drugs of abuse engage many of the same brain systems. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health. (2010-11-14)

Calling nurses to exercise as role models for their patients
Nurses, just like many of their patients, struggle to find time and motivation to exercise. But a new study may give these all-important caregivers some additional pressure and responsibility: nurses' attitudes can influence whether their patients commit to a healthy lifestyle. (2011-08-30)

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