Baby Boomers Revisit Addictive Behaviors

As baby boomers face challenging milestones in life, such as failing health, injury, death of friends and family, many of them are turning to or returning to drugs. This generation first embraced recreational drug use in the 60s and 70s. While many may have stopped using for several decades to raise families and have successful careers, [...]

Binge Eating Disorder – A Silent but Treatable Threat

While there is public awareness about Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, there is a third eating disorder that is not nearly as well known: Binge Eating Disorder (BED). With the binge eater, the person will eat an enormous amount of food in a relatively short period of time. They may even have little conscious understanding of what [...]

Research Suggests Negative Emotional Reactions to Stress May Facilitate Mental Health Issues Years Later

Susan Charles, a psychological scientist at University of California, together with other researchers at University of California and Penn State, investigated whether day-to-day negative reactions to stress can influence mental health ten years later. The researchers examined two national surveys that contained data that represented male and female participants from a broad age group. Participants [...]

What You Eat for Breakfast May Influence Your Food Consumption Later in the Day

Breakfast is considered the most beneficial meal of the day, but eating a healthy breakfast may do more than satisfy morning hunger pangs. Heather Leidy, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, conducted research to determine whether eating a protein rich breakfast influences food intake during other times in the day. In her study, [...]

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