Medical research

Researchers study mediating role of leptin in bulimia

(HealthDay)—Leptin appears to mediate the correlation between weight suppression (WS) and duration of illness in bulimia nervosa-syndrome (BN-S), according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the International Journal ...

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Gas heater link to child illness

Gas heaters used for home heating have been found to increase the risk of respiratory illnesses in young children, according to the latest research from the University of Auckland.

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Better nutrition policies needed for children

Most early childhood education services strive to encourage healthy eating among children, but need stronger and more detailed nutrition policies to support change in everyday staff and parent behaviours.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating a link between oral health and kidney function

(Medical Xpress)—Medical research has already documented a link between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease, or serious gum infection. Now researchers say preliminary studies suggest a connection between gum ...

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Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according ...

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Researchers explore benefits of 'social medicines'

'Social medicines' are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the population. By combining social and biological information from UK Longitudinal studies (life-course studies) researchers have identified ...

Overweight & Obesity

Targeting childhood obesity early

With childhood obesity now affecting 17 percent of American children, the nation is rallying around the concept that serious action is required. In 2010, President Barack Obama established the first Task Force on Childhood ...

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