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Monday, April 25, 2016

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‘Good Cop’ Parent Not Enough to Buffer Some Harmful Effects of ‘Bad Cop’ Parent

New Iowa State University research shows harsh parenting may increase a child’s risk for poor physical health and obesity as they get older. And attempts by one parent to counterbalance the harsh behavior are not always effective in lessening that risk.

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Social Science and Medicine

– Iowa State University

Childhood Obesity, Malnutrition Connected to Mom's Perception of Child's Weight

A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance finds a child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight status. A key to understanding this phenomenon may lie in how she regards her own weight status. Researchers say the situation shows that healthcare providers need to broaden their health care screenings.

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Public Health Nursing

– University of Houston

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

University of Adelaide researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.

Nutrients

– University of Adelaide

Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

– Newswise

Chemical Exposure Could Lead to Obesity, UGA Study Finds

Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish—they give plastic its bendy stretch.

Toxicology in Vitro

– University of Georgia

Infant BMI Is a Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2

Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age 2 months are at risk for obesity at age 2 years. Pediatric researchers say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than weight-for-length, the current standard measurement.

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Pediatrics, published online April 22, 2016; DK063688, DK094723, DK102659, HD056465, HL123612

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Causes of Childhood Obesity Complex, but Families, Media Play Key Roles

Children's genetic risks for obesity may be reduced by interventions that strengthen family communication and help children manage their emotions and feelings of satiety, according to a new review of research on the problem.

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Family Relations

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alliance Launches New National Physical Activity Plan

New U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Focuses on Achievements, Two New Sectors and Need for Momentum

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– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Hamburg, Shalala, Glickman Headline Food Law Conference at Georgetown University

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Clinton Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of Health Donna E. Shalala, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman headline a unique conference focused on food issues, “Vote Food 2016: Better Food, Better Health,” on June 3 in Washington, DC. Registration is now open.

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Vote Food 2016

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Alcohol, Processed Meat, Obesity and #Stomachcancer Risk: @Fred Hutch Expert Available to Discuss Newly Discovered Link

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– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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