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The “Obesity Paradox”: Cardiovascular Mortality Lowest Among Overweight Patients

Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an “obesity paradox,” that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction is highest among underweight patients, while cardiovascular mortality is lowest among overweight patients, according to two reports published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Winners of the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Announced

The 5th annual Reaxys PhD Prize awards original and innovative research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry
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Amsterdam, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the winners of the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize. Awarding innovative and original research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry, the Reaxys PhD Prize celebrates top research conducted by leading young chemists across the globe.

Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Burnout Research

First issue of Burnout Research available now on ScienceDirect
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Munich, July 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of open access journal Burnout Research.

“Noisy” Memory in Schizophrenia

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Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Validity of Change in DSM-5 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Age of Onset Criterion Confirmed

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Washington D.C., July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A recent study published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry confirms the validity of the DSM-5 change to the age of onset criterion for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

New Class of Anti-Arthritis Drugs Effectively Treats Multiple Inflammatory Diseases

Commonly prescribed anti-arthritics can exacerbate other inflammatory diseases like periodontitis, according to new research published in The American Journal of Pathology
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Philadelphia, PA, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other. One such example is the anti-arthritic medication dexamethasone, which alleviates joint disease but can worsen periodontal bone disease.

Go Play Outside! Outdoor Time Promotes Physical Activity in Youth

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Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to reason that increasing outdoor time after school hours would increase MVPA. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated with MVPA.

Sibling Composition Impacts Childhood Obesity Risk

Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Ann Arbor, MI, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cornell University, and Duke University looked at how different kinds of family associations affect obesity, specifically how sibling relationships affect a child’s weight. They not only found a correlation between parents and child, but also discovered a link between having an obese sibling and a child’s obesity risk, after adjusting for the parent-child relationship.

Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women, reports The American Journal of Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and an increase in average body mass index (BMI), while caloric intake has remained steady.

The Biology of Addiction Risk Looks Like Addiction

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Research suggests that people at increased risk for developing addiction share many of the same neurobiological signatures of people who have already developed addiction. This similarity is to be expected, as individuals with family members who have struggled with addiction are over-represented in the population of addicted people.

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