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Psychosocial outcomes of a non-dieting based positive body image community program for overweight adults: a pilot study
The limited long-term success of traditional diet focused obesity interventions has led to the development of alternative non-dieting approaches. Previous research suggests these approaches can lead to improvements in mental and physical wellbeing without weight loss. This study evaluated a community based non-dieting positive body image program (No More Diets) promoting normalised eating, body self-acceptance and sustainable and realistic physical activity in overweight/obese adults. Prior to treatment participants reported elevated levels of disordered eating, body image concerns, depression, anxiety and stress. Following treatment participants reported improvements in numerous disordered eating and body image measures; average self-reported weight did not change.
Neurological events contribute to mortality risk in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); Alexandra Lansky and colleagues argue that diffusion-weighted MRI should be used to detect neurological lesions and measure TAVI success.
A new framework is presented for the development of mental healthcare in Nepal, highlighting the importance of increasing access and demand, guaranteeing a sustainable supply of psychotropic medicine, adequate human resourcing, and ensuring positive family involvement.
Sea spiders show a surprising pattern in the early development of their central nervous system, which has not previously been seen in any other arthropod. This pattern, which shows similarities with Euchelicerata and Tetraconata is leading researchers to rethink current models of arthropod neurogenesis and evolution.
Amyloid-beta42 lowering drug, flurbiprofen, successfully crossed an in vivo blood-brain-barrier model and lowered amyloid-beta42 generation when embedded in polylactide nanoparticles; a promising tool to facilitate drug delivery to the brain.
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