Weight loss programs that stress mindfulness — self-awareness achieved by meditation and self-acceptance, paying attention to a body’s hunger cues and learning to enjoy food at a slower pace — are enjoying a surge in popularity.
But the latest research suggests this diet trend doesn’t necessarily work. Or, at least, there isn’t enough evidence to prove such techniques are effective, according to a retrospective analysis of 19 previous studies on mindfulness-based weight loss programs that was published Thursday in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
“There are many reasons to think mindfulness would be relevant for weight loss because people may have a range of behavioral and psychological responses to eating that mindfulness can address, including helping them slow down and focus on enjoying a meal,” Charles Emery, professor of psychology at Ohio State and senior author of the study, said in a press statement.”But our review of the research shows we still have a long way to go to provide convincing evidence of the benefits of mindfulness for weight loss and, especially, how it may work.”
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Congressional staffers walk out to protest killings by police (click to read the story at CBSNEWS)
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress, staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police.
They bowed their heads as Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prayed, “Forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn’t speak or breathe for themselves” — emphasizing “breathe” in reference to Eric Garner, who died after a policeman grabbed him in a chokehold in New York.
“May we not forget that in our history injustice has often been maintained because good people failed to promptly act,” Black said, with well over 100 people standing behind him.
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The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be found in some canned food liners and plastic containers. CBS News
Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests.
BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems, developmental problems in children and high blood pressure. The chemical is widely used in products ranging from plastic bottles and food containers to dental fillings and cash register receipts. In cans, BPA is used as a lining, the researchers said.
“We found that drinking two canned beverages increased systolic blood pressure by 5 mm Hg,” said lead researcher Dr. Yun-Chul Hong, director of the Environmental Health Center at Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea.
Putting that in perspective, he said a 20 mm Hg increase in systolic blood pressure doubles the risk for heart disease. The systolic blood pressure number is always the first of two numbers given in a blood pressure reading.
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CBS: Drug smuggling surging in California jails (Click to access this and other stories)
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When Dr. Craig Spencer went to volunteer in West Africa with the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, it took him far away from his home, family, friends and other people he loves, including his fiancé Morgan Dixon. Once he returned, Doctors Without Borders advised that he should monitor his health for signs of illness like running a fever, but that “as long as a returned staff member does not experience any symptoms, normal life can proceed.”
“Normal life” may presumably include sexual activity — but could that put a person’s partner at risk?
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- Investigating Wall Street‘s ‘kings and queens’- CBS – 60 Minutes _ December 4 2011 (click here to find out about these “investigations”) (click here to watch this video or… don’t worry be happy!)
It’s even more outrageous to hear that actually we got it all wrong: Investigations are made, just that the criteria has nothing to do with either common sense, or the laws of the land, or even personal feeling of disgust.
Then here it comes: what’s the criteria, who’s criteria is it anyway?
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