Adam Rasool

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Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.<p>Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that …

Trouble Sleeping? High Sugar Diet Linked To Sleep Deprivation And Weight Gain In New Study

Most of us know that consuming high amounts of sugar can increase our risk of obesity and diabetes, yet many of us still find it difficult to cut …

Sleep

Fighting fat with fat: How we can harness the power of 'brown' fat to combat obesity

Fat. Most of us think of it as the unwanted wobbly bits of our bodies. The stubborn padding around our thighs. The unhealthy bulge of our bellies, accumulated by eating too much and exercising too little.<p>Dr. Shingo Kajimura sees fat as something much more complex and delightful. More than a decade …

University of California

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Want to lose some weight? Should you eat some poop..actually someone else’s poop? That’s what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be testing in a clinical trial this year when they take fecal samples from lean people and give them in 1-2 gram capsules to obese individuals. Now …

6 Food Myths That Are Making Kids Fat

Childhood obesity expert reveals common food myths that are making kids gain weight<p>Shutterstock<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Nutrition

New source of liver disease in obesity caused by saturated fat, but not unsaturated fat

In results published on October 19, 2015 in the <i>Journal of Lipid Research</i>, a team of translational scientists at the Medical University of South …

Diabetes

Depression and obesity common among bipolar patients with exhausted stress system

New observations show that older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress …

Bipolar Disorder

Debullshitifying the "sleep science" industry: first up, sleeplessness and obesity

Chris from Sense About Science writes, "Had trouble sleeping recently? This week Ask for Evidence is turning its attention to the multitude of claims …

Sleep

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: A promising new weight loss procedure

Bethesda, MD (Jan. 20, 2016) -- In the fight against obesity, bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment; however, only 1 to 2 …

Diabetes

Mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children

NASHVILLE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Based on a study of connections between the brain and appetite, researchers at Vanderbilt University think teaching …

Cure Obesity with . . . Water?

At this time of year we're surrounded by media stories about weight: weight loss, the obesity epidemic, dieting, celebrity diets, on and on and on. …

Weight Loss

Science Says Eating More Fat Can Be Good for Our Health

As long as we distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats, and consume it in moderation, it can actually make us healthier according to science.

Weight may influence timing of puberty for boys

The timing of puberty for boys might be influenced by how much they weigh, a U.S. study suggests.<p>In an analysis of data from about 4,000 boys ages 6 to 16, researchers found some evidence of delayed puberty for obese youth compared to normal and overweight boys and some evidence of earlier puberty …

Obesity Inequality Is Going Up: Poor Children Are Still Getting Fatter

The health inequality gap is growing.<p>They're very likely to still be overweight when they reach adulthood, and are more likely to be ill, more likely to die young, and more likely to be disabled, according to PHE. Being overweight or obese raises your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and …

Why Do People Put on Differing Amounts of Weight?

<b>Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to</b> …

5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

Scientists Are Building A Case For How Food Ads Make Us Overeat

<i>Editor's note at 10:51 a.m. ET, Feb. 1: The original version of this post lacked a perspective from the food industry. That post also may have given the impression that NPR has a position on whether food ads should or should not be banned. A new version appears below and the original version</i> …

Glimmer of Hope for the Obesity Crisis?

Acceptance of being overweight is greater today than in 2010 as Americans increasingly see themselves primarily responsible for their own weight, although belief in the role of genetic predisposition is significant and growing. A new report finds people are beginning to connect the dots between …

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes Tied to Increased Autism Risk in Kids

By Lisa Rapaport<p>Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study …

Autism

Autism risk linked to obesity, diabetes combination in moms

Children born to women with obesity and diabetes may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.<p>The children in the study who were born to women who were obese before becoming pregnant were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with autism by age 6, compared with those children born to …

Obesity statistics ring alarm bells in Malaysia

<b>Kuala Lumpur -</b> Malaysia's health minister has given warning that the country is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, with almost half the country overweight or obese.<p>New figures - published on Wednesday - show that almost 18 percent of the country, or more than five million people, can be classed …

A sugar tax won't work. Here's why

They might not grab headlines or have celebrity backing, but there are better ways to tackle obesity than a blunt rise in cost<p>Taxing unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as the levy placed on alcohol and tobacco, is an established way of raising revenue for the UK. With sugar now inextricably linked …

Diabetes

Healthy fast food? McDonald's kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac

In a quest to reinvent its image, McDonald's is on a health kick. But some of its nutrient-enhanced meals are actually comparable to junk food, say …

Healthy Eating

Dust components may promote obesity

Dust bunnies that breed under furniture may be bad news for waistlines, a new study suggests. But it’s far too early to add dusting to a weight loss …