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Higher education levels linked to increased nearsightedness

Higher education levels linked to increased nearsightedness | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Those of us on our computers may want to take a break and head outside; new research suggests the more time spent studying and the less time outside, the higher the risk of myopia.
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The science behind food cravings

The science behind food cravings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exhibition examines the science behind food cravings
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Notice the term “anti-trigger” used in the video (at 1:22). This is a way of avoiding a usually advertising/neuromarketing driven urge for a person to make an impulse purchase - such as suddenly stopping in a high street to buy certain food once that person has been exposed to a certain smell.

 

In our last year’s  blog post reply on the Centre For Connected Health we introduced a similar term referred to as “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. You can read more from here:

 

http://chealthblog.connectedhealth.org/2014/02/03/making-health-addictive-employ-subliminal-messaging/#comment-4764

 

For your convenience the blog post reply in question is also reproduced below:

 

February 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Jo,

A great post. Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

 

A while back at my company we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

 

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

 

Sepe Sehati,
ClickTell Consulting

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Apple urged to tackle device 'addiction'

Apple urged to tackle device 'addiction' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Two major investors urge Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction in children.
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Is coconut oil a superfood?

Is coconut oil a superfood? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?
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This is a very interesting, albeit short-term, Cambridge study. Those consuming olive oil saw a small reduction, albeit a non-significant drop, in LDL (the "bad" cholesterol), and a 5% rise in HDL(the "good" cholesterol). So olive oil lived up to its heart-friendly reputation. But the big surprise was the coconut oil. Not only was there no rise in LDL levels, which is what you would expect, but there was a particularly large rise in HDL, the "good" cholesterol, up by 15%.
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Do gut bacteria inhibit weight loss? - Harvard Health

Do gut bacteria inhibit weight loss? - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it



Research suggests that certain types of gut bacteria may make it harder to lose weight.
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Struggling to lose weight? Here is another research suggesting that certain types of gut bacteria may make it harder to lose weight.
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Does drinking fizz make you fat?

Does drinking fizz make you fat? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
We know fizzy drinks are full of calories, but is it the sugar or the bubbles that swell our waists?
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Regular takeaways linked to kids' heart disease and diabetes risk factors

Regular takeaways linked to kids' heart disease and diabetes risk factors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Kids who regularly eat take-away meals may be boosting their risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
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Warning labels can help reduce soda consumption and obesity, new study suggests

Warning labels can help reduce soda consumption and obesity, new study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
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Why walnuts may help with weight loss - Harvard Health

Why walnuts may help with weight loss - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Eating walnuts appears to activate a brain region involved in impulse control. This may help explain why people who eat nuts regularly are less likely to be…
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Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study

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

Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Nuts for the Heart

Nuts for the Heart | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Many people think of nuts as just another junk food snack. In reality, nuts are excellent sources of healthy fat, protein, and other healthful nutrients. One surprising finding from nutrition resea…
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New study suggests it may be fructan, not gluten, that is upsetting people's stomachs

New study suggests it may be fructan, not gluten, that is upsetting people's stomachs | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with several members from the University of Oslo in Norway and one with Monash University in Australia has found that the familiar bloating many people experience after eating foods containin
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Across Asia, liver cancer is linked to herbal remedies: study

Across Asia, liver cancer is linked to herbal remedies: study | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday.
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Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging

Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure - if it's enough exercise, and if it's begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texa
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The benefits of incremental medicine

The benefits of incremental medicine | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Steady, personal care by primary care physicians over time can often help people more than intensive interventions such as surgery, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Atul Gaw…
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How stretching keeps your joints moving - Harvard Health

How stretching keeps your joints moving - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Your range of motion — how far you can move a joint in various directions — is determined by many things, starting with the inner workings of the joint…
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Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among U.S. seniors

Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among U.S. seniors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Short-term exposures to fine particulate air pollution and ozone—even at levels well below current national safety standards—were linked to higher risk of premature death among the elderly in the U…
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Carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages induces ghrelin release and increased food consumption in male rats: Implications on the onset of obesity

The dangerous health risks associated with obesity makes it a very serious public
health issue. Numerous studies verified a correlation between the increase in obesity
and the parallel increase in soft drink consumption among world populations. The effects
of one main component in soft drinks namely the carbon dioxide gas has not been studied
thoroughly in any previous research.
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Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children

Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter—a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber—are mor
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Spice up your holidays with brain-healthy seasonings - Harvard Health Blog

Spice up your holidays with brain-healthy seasonings - Harvard Health Blog | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Spices that flavor our holiday meals also deliver antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and other compounds that benefit the brain.
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Study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure

Study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The Kaiser Permanent
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Longer work hours may boost stroke risk - Harvard Health

Longer work hours may boost stroke risk   - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People who work at least 55 hours per week may face a higher risk of stroke than people who work 35 to 40 hours per week. Working long hours may lead people…
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Assessment of dietary factors, dietary practices and exercise on mental distress in young adults versus matured adults: A cross-sectional study

(2017). Assessment of dietary factors, dietary practices and exercise on mental distress in young adults versus matured adults: A cross-sectional study. Nutritional Neuroscience. Ahead of Print.
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Fructan, Rather Than Gluten, Induces Symptoms in Patients With Self-reported Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Fructan, Rather Than Gluten, Induces Symptoms in Patients With Self-reported Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is characterized by symptom improvement after gluten
withdrawal in absence of celiac disease. The mechanisms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
are unclear, and there are no biomarkers for this disorder. Foods with gluten often
contain fructans, a type of fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols.
We aimed to investigate the effect of gluten and fructans separately in individuals
with self-reported gluten sensitivity.
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Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.
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Healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower drug costs - Harvard Health

Healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower drug costs - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People with heart disease who exercise regularly, don’t smoke, and manage other risk factors spend far less money on medications than people who don’t…
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