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Stop and think before you eat

...ies (and) tend to shop for low-fat foods. So these behaviors seem to help some, but not as much as not overindulging when you don't need to," she said. Roberts recommends that people who are concerned about their weight fight the urge to gobble up all the food that is offered to them. Instead, Roberts tells pe...

Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts

...ictions" had led him to abstain from sex and other behaviors he thought inappropriate, the researchers report. The good news, according to Guilleminault's team, is that the abnormal sexual behavior was "eliminated" in most patients when their sleep disorders and psychiatric conditions were treated. It is uncl...

Smoking may be influenced by Parents

... store or light a cigarette for the parent are all behaviors that encourage children to smoke. Rafael Laniado-Laborin, M.D., from San Diego State University, feel that when a parent asks his child to hold the match to light a cigarette, he is giving tacit approval and even encouragement for the child to smoke...

Wearable Body Monitoring

...eight. The idea is that a person will change their behaviors to keep them on a positive pathway. Ultimately,Researchers foresees technology like this being used by everyone from assisted living facility nurses to rehabilitation therapists to athletes and even people in the transportation industry....

Taking Care Of Grandkids Can Give Women more than a Headache

... time and energy to follow basic preventive health behaviors such as exercising, eating right and getting adequate sleep and take care of themselves.Research statistics show that about one in seven U.S. women have raised a grandchild for six months or more. Their team used the Nurses Health Study, a giant, r...

Lack of Exercise Found To Lead To Obesity In Kids

...ical activity and too much time spent on sedentary behaviors like computer games and watching TV may equal, and even exceed, diet quality as important contributors to overweight in adolescence....

Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight

...r children becoming overweight. The attributes and behaviors of 150 children were studied from birth up to age ...hild would be overweight at 9.5 years. Some of the behaviors that were monitored included parents' weight, parent/infant feeding practices, the child's caloric i...

Lifestyle Linked To Depression

...een feeling sad, blue or depressed and engaging in behaviors risky to health. Women reported depressive symptoms 3.5 days a month, while men reported feeling down 2.4 days a month. Young adults and those who said they were unable to work reported the most days of depressive symptoms per month. College graduat...

Abuse in Childhood Could Result In Heart Disease in Adulthood

...tressful childhoods could lead to self-destructive behaviors such as smoking, drug abuse, and inactivity. This may contribute to the increased risk for heart disease, according to the study. Results show adults who experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse, physical neglect, or household dysfunction (i....

A Sedentary Childhood Could Lead To Chronic Fatigue Latter In Life

...nt study explains that children who have sedentary behaviors are at increased risk for developing chronic fatigue later in life. Researchers monitored more than 16,500 children over 30 years for the study. Participants were followed up at ages 5, 10, 16 and 29 or 30. Parents and teachers filled out questionna...

The Impact of Stress Early In Life

... the first month of life rapidly reversed atypical behaviors that began after the initial separation. However, monkeys paired in the third month of life continued to exhibit atypical behaviors, such as social isolation and thumb or toe sucking. In conclusion researchers say that children separated from their ...

HIV-positive Parents Require More Counseling

.... About 40 percent said they avoid these and other behaviors at least some of the time. In conclusion researchers say their findings point to a need for physicians to talk with HIV-positive parents to reassure them about the safety of certain types of intimate contact with their children ....

Understanding Food Preferences in Kids

...rchers compared taste sensitivity and food-related behaviors across three genotypes of a gene that encodes a taste receptor responsive to bitter taste. They studied 143 children and their mothers, taking cheek swab samples and participants were divided into three groups based on their genotype of varying sensi...

New Cost Effective Approach To Promote Sun Protection

...significantly greater sun protection intention and behaviors when compared with the control group who received no intervention and adding sunless tanner to the intervention increased sun protection behavior even more. Thus researchers say the UV photographic intervention holds promise as a cost-effective appr...

TV watching may turn your child into a bully

...s to the ages of 6 through 11 yrs, said that these behaviors are positively correlated with bullying behaviors. The results of the study show that parental guidance and nearness plays an important role in controlling aggressive behavior in children. Spending time with your children, helping them in their cog...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

...ain are usually associated with weight and feeding behaviors and responses to reinforcement and reward. Researchers used a harmless molecule designed to bind to the dopamine D2 and D3 receptors that lie on the membrane surface of neurons. Ten women who had recovered from anorexia nervosa for more than a year w...

New Insight To The Role Of Peptide Signals

...produced in the brain and its effect on the sexual behaviors of animals. In their experiments with genetically ...dogenous alpha-MSH are quite evident in the sexual behaviors of the mice. The researchers also conclude that there is a system in which the alpha-MSH generating ...

More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection

...er. This spread can be prevented by avoiding these behaviors or by use of preventive condoms. Use of disposable syringes can avoid transmission of the virus by needle. Routine testing for HIV can prevent transmission through blood transfusions. http://www.medindia.net/patients/ aids/prevention_about.htm ...

HIV Infection Higher In Drug Trafficking Countries

...er. This spread can be prevented by avoiding these behaviors or by use of preventive condoms. Use of disposable syringes can avoid transmission of the virus by needle. Routine testing for HIV can prevent transmission through blood transfusions. For more information: http://www.medindia.net/Patients/ aids...

Oral Sex may carry AIDS related Cancer Virus

...%."The inference," the researchers write, "is that behaviors remaining highly prevalent during this period, such as unprotected penile-oral intercourse...seem more likely transmission routes (of KSHV)."However, Osmond's team points out that there is "no consensus" on how KSHV is typically transmitted among gay...

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