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GET UP, STAND UP Sitting for many hours a day lead to “coronary artery calcification,” says study. That can’t be good.
New study says Oxytocin nasal spray may help fight obesity
Per Daily Times: "The hormone oxytocin that is present in a nasal spray may be used to combat obesity. With just one dose, the nasal spray has been tested to reduce caloric intake in healthy men, particularly the consumption of fatty foods. The new study will show that the nasal spray has decreased the amount of calories men absorbed after eating breakfast whether they have regular or excessive weight. Elizabeth Lawson of Harvard Medical School, Boston who is at the helm of the investigation stated that 'Our results are really exciting,' and went on to say 'Further study is needed, but I think oxytocin is a promising treatment for obesity and its metabolic complications.'" For the full story, click here.
Michigan gym reportedly bans woman over gender identity complaint
Per Fox News: "A Michigan gym reportedly canceled a woman’s membership after she refused to stop telling other members that 'a man' was using the women’s locker room. Yvette Cormier told MLive.com that the incident occurred at a Planet Fitness on Feb. 28 when she walked into the woman’s locker room and was “freaked out” because there was “a man” in there. When Cormier told the front desk, employees told her that the person identifies as a woman. Cormier took her case to the gym’s corporate office, but was told that they would not tell the person to stay out of the women’s locker room because the gym is a 'no judgment zone.'" For the full story, click here.
Tackling depression could reduce heart disease risk
Per Medical News Today: "In a 3-year study of 5,000 patients with moderate or severe depression, those treated with antidepressants seemed to show lower rates of death, coronary artery disease and stroke than those who did not take the drugs. The association appeared to be stronger for treating more severe cases of depression than was the effect of using statin drugs to reduce cardiovascular risk, say the doctors from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT." For the full story, click here.
Psychedelic drug use 'does not increase risk for mental health problems'
Per Medical News Today: "An analysis of data provided by 135,000 randomly selected participants – including 19,000 people who had used drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms – finds that use of psychedelics does not increase risk of developing mental health problems. The results are published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology." For the full story, click here.