All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘studies’

Weight Loss: Faster Diets Are Good Too, Shows Study

American adults are more obese than ever and still growing larger. It’s a problem that millions struggle with and one that helps make weight loss a billion-dollar industry. Though fad diet books are immensely popular, slow and steady weight loss has long been recommended by health professionals. Now new research is showing that quick-loss diets might actually have some merit. …

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You Probably Shouldn’t Text and Drive with Google Glass Either, Says Study

If one of your reasons for possibly purchasing Google Glass is safer communication while driving, you might want to rethink your assumptions. In what he’s calling the first study of its kind, University of Central Florida researcher Ben Sawyer has tested the notion that texting with Google Glass while driving is safer than doing it the old fashioned way. What …

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Weight Loss Aided by Spinach Extract, Shows Study

For decades now advertising has promised to help people lose weight using a variety of products, but none of the pills, diets, or programs have ever proved to be the miracle product that consumers crave. As Americans continue to grow larger, however, even products that help a little could end up contributing significantly to public health. A new study published …

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Global Warming Made Worse by Human Eating Habits, Shows Study

In recent years reports on global warming have shifted away from firmly establishing a human connection to the phenomenon and have instead begun warning of the dire consequences humanity might face as a result of climate change. An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report released in April of this year warned that humans are “ill-prepared” for climate change …

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Diabetes in Adolescents Linked to Antipsychotics

As the prevalence of diabetes around the world rises, more researchers are turning their attention to the disease and its possible causes. Some medical researchers are focusing their efforts on juvenile diabetes, research that may help to curb rising diagnoses of type 2 diabetes among adolescents. A new study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American …

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Weight Loss Harder For the Poor, Shows Study

As Americans continue to grow larger, the weight loss industry continues to rake in billions of dollars each year. Books, medications, meal programs, and diet gurus all sell solutions to the U.S. weight problem, but it now appears that weight-loss success may more difficult to achieve for Americans who are struggling financially. A new study published in the American Journal …

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Is Your Organic Social Reach As Bad As You Think?

Getting organic posts in front of users on social media has become increasingly difficult for brands – particularly on Facebook, which has been quite open about its reduction of organic reach (even if some find its stated reasons a little questionable). What actions have you taken in your social strategy in response to organic reach decline? Share in the comments. …

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Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Youth Smoking Less Pot

It is a statistic that flies in the face of everything that legalization opponents thought. Despite dire prognostications to the contrary, a new survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reveals that high school-age use of marijuana has dropped from 22% to 20% since pot was legalized there. The thing that makes this even more stunning is …

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Long-Term Care Needs Improvement For Dementia Patients, Shows Study

The baby boomer generation is now aging, a situation that is bringing with it a new set of challenges for the U.S. This demographic shift is being most strongly felt in the healthcare industry, where the already burdened American health infrastructure is preparing for an influx of millions of new elderly patients. The Affordable Care Act included new attempts to …

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Marijuana Legalization Foes Losing the Battle

Marijuana legalization is a battle that has gone on for decades. Proponents of legal marijuana, whether it be for medical purposes or for recreational, have pointed out one of the greatest arguments against prohibition ever: prohibition of something that this many people want and will find a way to get creates a black market. That black market creates violence. Other …

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Marijuana Legalization Spikes Teen Use? Nope.

For many years, there were several arguments that anti-legalization forces leaned on to keep pot at bay, medicinal or otherwise. One by one those arguments have been deflated and disproven. As it turns out, marijuana is not a “gateway” to harder drugs. It does not cause mental illness. It is not physically addictive, in the same way that nicotine is. …

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Diabetes Diagnosed Using New Microchip Technology

Diabetes is quickly becoming more prevalent in many parts of the world, even among the young. Part of the problem can be traced to the expanding waistlines of people in western countries, but preventative health programs to battle obesity are still just beginning to make a dent in the rising numbers. With doctors having to deal with the rise in …

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