Health-Related Research

  • Coffee Lowers Stroke Risk

    In this clip from CBS Healthwatch, Julie Chen discusses a study that shows an interesting relationship between daily coffee consumption and risk of strokes. NIH showed that people who consume six or more cups of coffee a day were at a lower risk of having a stroke. What theories does Dr. Jennifer Ashton offer to explain the relationship between coffee…

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  • Power of a Mothers Milk

    Sanjay Gupta interviews a mother who has had premature twins: a daughter who has been brought home and a son who is remains in a neonatal ICU. Kathy breastfeeds her son through a feeding tube and she and her husband believe this will help him recover. What is NEC and how has breast milk affected its prevalence in the UCSD…

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  • Overeaters Brains

    Some peoples brains do not respond to fullness cues. Researchers at Brook Haven National Laboratory put a balloon in participants stomach to simulate food expansion. How did Dr. Wang show differences in brain activity between overweight and lean participants?

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  • Prenatal Influences on Obesity

    If you’re planning to have children and want to help them avoid getting fat, lose your own fat before you get pregnant. That’s the message from researchers who have found obesity during pregnancy can cause lifelong obesity in the next generations. What did researchers supplement the mother mouses diet with that seemed to promote healthier weight in its children? How…

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  • Test for Fat Virus

    Richard Atkinson discovered at virus in chickens. Atkinson found antibodies of that virus in 30% of obese people and in 11% of lean people. However, Randy Seeley doesnt believe we have enough information to provide treatment for obesity or to prevent obesity. How might this discovery affect the society-created stigma of being obese?

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  • The Dark Side of Paradise: Mental Illness in Bali

    [This video is in Balinese with English subtitles] Professor Lu Ketut Suryani, a Balinese psychiatrist, and her team ran a 10-month survey (2007-2008), in an attempt to uncover the prevalence of mental illness in Bali. According to the official government position, mental illness is almost non-existent in Bali. However, after interviewing almost half a million Balinese, Professor Suryani estimates that…

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