Sociology researchers seek to understand the link between social stigma and self-esteem in those on the autistic spectrum. There has been a shift in contemporary thought surrounding people with autism and its respective variants including Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism (HFA). Adults with autism spectrum disorder receive less than 1% of autism research funding
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The HUNT Fitness Study investigated whether cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in healthy, low-risk men and women. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by the narrowing of the coronary arteries which supply oxygen and blood to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. While recent advances in
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A recent study explored how parental alcohol use disorder relates to the marital status and relationship of their children. Alcohol use disorder is a serious condition, estimated to have affected 4.1% of the world’s population in 2010. It is one of the most dangerous, debilitating addictions. Often characterized by a dependency on alcohol, it is
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In this study, researchers examine the pupillary responses of those who are stressed out in multi-tasking simulations versus simpler simulations.   Stress in high-demand jobs is a well-researched topic. Many effective tools exist to examine several factors in stressed-out workers that engage in work requiring multitasking, including the Subjective Workload Assessment Technique and the Workload
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In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers explored the effects of weight regain on various health outcomes. Obesity, the excessive accumulation of fat, is a major worldwide health concern. Obesity is often associated with other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Losing weight through diet
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Researchers analyzed the relationship between supermarkets’ checkout food policies and the sales of unhealthy snacks. It is not uncommon to stand in line at the supermarket and decide to buy a candy bar on impulse. A recent survey determined that 70.5% of impulse buys are food, much of which are unhealthy snacks. Supermarkets have a
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A recent study investigated whether a cancer diagnosis was associated with worsened clinical outcomes in patients undergoing a heart procedure. While ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic advances have improved survival rates in cancer and cardiovascular disease patients, the prevalence of these complications remain quite high. In recent years, researchers have shown that chemotherapy against cancer can
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A recent Brazilian study published in PLOS One demonstrated how diet can impact the benefits of resistance training exercise. Exercise and diet have been shown to be effective markers of overall health. Many studies have demonstrated the ability of exercise to prevent and treat a number of diseases. Specifically, diet and physical activity can act
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In a study published in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion, researchers examined dietary choices the night of and morning after drinking.   The use of alcohol in North America is widespread. This is why the effects of alcohol consumption have been studied for countless years. While multiple publications on drinking and diet exist, there
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Scientists at the University of Washington, USA have developed a genetically-modified form of a common houseplant that cleans the air around it. The air in our homes is often more polluted than outdoor air. Cooking residues, paints, furnishings, and chlorinated water are all sources of potentially hazardous air pollutants in our home. Of these indoor
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A recent study investigated a unique signaling pathway that might contribute to exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure. Chronic heart failure occurs when a weakened or damaged heart is unable to pump blood effectively throughout the body. The primary cause of chronic heart failure is myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack, which
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Results from a large international study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports new prediction criteria for evaluating fracture risk in older individuals. Many older individuals are at an increased risk of increase of sustaining a fracture due to a progressive worsening of bone strength with age (fragility fractures). A clinical way of determining bone
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