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Big Girls Don’t Cry

April 27, 2012

A study to be published in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health looking at the relationships between body satisfaction and healthy psychological functioning in overweight adolescents has found that young women who are happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem.

Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

April 21, 2017

With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has released survey results describing the habits of senior drivers in California.

How to Best Help Your Child Lose Weight:  Lose Weight Yourself

March 14, 2012

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and The University of Minnesota indicates that a parent’s weight change is a key contributor to the success of a child’s weight loss in family-based treatment of childhood obesity.

More Trans Fat Consumption Linked to Greater Aggression

March 13, 2012

Might the “Twinkie defense” have a scientific foundation after all? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown – by each of a range of measures, in men and women of all ages, in Caucasians and minorities – that consumption of dietary trans fatty acids…

Using Personal Data to Predict Blood Pressure

October 4, 2018

Engineers at UC San Diego used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict an individual’s blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.

Hungry for Love: Gut Molecule Discovered that Flips the Feeding-to-Mating Switch

February 9, 2022

Scientists have identified a molecule released from the fruit fly gut after a protein-rich meal that switches their focus from eating to courtship. The discovery of Dh31, a type of chemical messenger, opens the door to unexplored areas of gut-to-brain communication.

Breathing is a Rhythm for Life, and More

April 1, 2016

Respiration is more than just an essential rhythm for life. A new study has found that rhythmic neural patterns that control breathing also coordinate movements of muscles on the mouth and face that serve a variety of sensory, ingestive and social behaviors.

Do Obese Children Need to Attend Treatment to Lose Weight?

May 30, 2017

…it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effective.

Distracted Driving is New DUI for College Students in San Diego

May 1, 2012

…has become an accepted behavior. We must spread the word that no one has the ability to multitask and safely drive, no matter how capable you think you are.” Distracted Driving Behaviors Reported by Surveyed College Students 50 percent text while driving on freeway 78 percent drive while using a…

Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels Led Smokers to Hide Packs

June 2, 2022

Graphic warning labels led smokers to hide their packs but not change other smoking behaviors according to report by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.

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