Pregnant women facing weight stigma see decreased physical and mental health, study finds

In one of the first research studies focused on the impact of weight stigma in pregnant and postpartum women, a team led by a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor found that women who experience weight stigma during pregnancy and early postpartum often show increased depressive symptoms, greater weight gain during pregnancy, and weight retention after their baby is born. During pregnancy, […]

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Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 — Opioid use is associated with small improvements in pain and physical functioning in patients with chronic noncancer pain, according to research published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jason W. Busse, Ph.D., from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of randomized clinical […]

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Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems

Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to avoid exercising in the evening, an analysis of the scientific literature has revealed. Even among sleep researchers, it is a widely held belief that sleep quality can be improved by avoiding exercise in the evening. However, as researchers from the Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport at ETH Zurich have […]

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