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Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a new study.

Brain-cell 'antenna' may be key to understanding obesity

Researchers have discovered that the brain's ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain's 'hunger circuit' via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy eating guidelines.

Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research.

Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

According to a recent study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference and lower psychological well-being as well as a lower self-evaluation of general health both at age 24 and ten years later.

Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity

Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results.

An epidemic of dream deprivation: Unrecognized health hazard of sleep loss

A sleep and dream specialist has completed a comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.

Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchers

Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know why.

Brain 'switch' tells body to burn fat after a meal

Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.

Very preterm birth not associated with mood, anxiety disorders

Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Researchers have concluded a study to answer this question.

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

A high-fat diet during pregnancy alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of offspring, new research in an animal model suggests. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.

Smart walk assist improves rehabilitation

An algorithm that adjusts how a mobile harness, suspended from the ceiling, assists patients suffering from spinal cord injury or stroke has been developed by researchers. In a clinical study with over 30 patients, the scientists showed...Show More Summary

Replacing a palatable high-fat diet with low fat food causes withdrawal-like symptoms in mice

Researchers have found that mice fed a palatable high-fat diet experience stress responses that resemble drug withdrawal when their food is switched to a low-fat diet. A study has identified brain changes in the dopamine neurotransmitter system caused by stress when the palatable diet was removed.

A flip switch for binge-eating?

Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.

Parkinson: Weight gain after deep brain stimulation

It was already known that people affected by Parkinson's disease, when subjected to deep brain stimulation, gained weight, but it was less clear why that was so. New research has now shown that the weight gain after implant has a multifactorial origin. Show More Summary

Challenging the current approach to Glut1 deficiency

Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

Crooked bite may indicate early life stress

The first 1,000 days after conception strongly influence a person's life expectancy and disease susceptibility, research shows. The primary marker used to identify early life stress is low birth weight. But low birth weight is a marker only until birth -- far short of a measurement useful for the first thousand days. Show More Summary

Both too much, too little weight tied to migraine

Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis. The researchers looked at all available studies on body mass index (BMI) and migraine.

Love it or hate it: Marmite may affect brain function

A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. Participants consuming a teaspoon ofShow More Summary

The secret to staying motivated

Our source of motivation switches about halfway through the process of pursuing a goal, researchers have discovered. People who lose interest in reaching a goal may benefit from trying different motivation strategies.

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