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Addicted to Eating But Not to Foods

September 10th, 2014
New research suggests people do not become addicted to donuts or sodas, but they can become addicted to eating for its own sake. UK researchers discovered the brain does not respond to nutrients in the same way as it does to addictive drugs ...

Pilot Program Finds Early Autism Intervention Beneficial

September 10th, 2014
Provocative new research suggests treatment for autism during infancy can significantly reduce symptoms so that by age three, most who received the therapy had neither autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) nor developmental delay. Researchers from the University of California, Davis MIND Institute developed the ...

Weekly Health Text Could Improve Diet & Health

September 10th, 2014
Improved public knowledge of nutritional labeling and dietary recommendations can help people improve their food choices. A new study suggests people are often unaware that a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet is recommended by experts and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition ...

Desire for Connection Fuels Ties with Inanimate Objects

September 9th, 2014
New research suggests that feeling socially disconnected is often associated with modern relationships with pets, online avatars, and even pieces of technology, such as computers, robots, and cell phones. Experts believe the void in social connections may lead us to lower our threshold ...

Little Seminary Training to Counsel Mental Illness

September 9th, 2014
Clergy is often the first line of support for people struggling with mental illness. But new research finds that seminaries do very little to train ministers on how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or ...

Short Breaks Counter Negative Effects of Sitting

September 9th, 2014
New research helps to ease the stress that sitting several hours a day can be detrimental to one’s health as a new study suggests even slow walks can reverse harm. Indiana University researchers found that three easy -- one could even say slow ...

Enlisting Social Networks in Fight Against Obesity

September 9th, 2014
New research from the UK finds that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity. Researchers from Imperial College London combined the results of 12 previous studies to show that such programs ...

Study Finds Fast-Paced TV OK for Young Kids

September 8th, 2014
New research may help to dispel the fear that watching fast-paced television programs adversely affects young children’s ability to concentrate. In fact, the research suggests the programs may give children some additional benefit in performing other tasks. The study was presented at the British ...

Sexual Assault Victims at High Risk of More Assaults

September 8th, 2014
Sadly, new research discovers that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again. Researchers from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions found that college women who experienced severe sexual victimization ...

Learning of a Job Opportunity May Cause Stress

September 8th, 2014
New research finds that unsolicited job leads can increase symptoms of depression -- in some people. Vanderbilt University’s Lijun Song, Ph.D., and Wenhong Chen, Ph.D., from the University of Texas, used nationally representative data from 2004-05 to examine the effect of unsolicited job leads on ...