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Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which affects one child in 25,000.
Many people when stressed turn to high calorie "comfort foods".
Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may involve injury to neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight, according to the authors of a new animal study.
Children who are overweight may not be getting enough sleep at night, according to researchers in New Zealand.
According to a team of experts, pregnant women who lead a physically and psychologically stressful life may inadvertently affect not only the mental well-being of their unborn child but may also have a child who has a higher risk of obesity.
An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity.
The hormone ghrelin, known to promote hunger and fat storage, has been found to enhance exploratory "sniffing" in both animals and humans.
There is increasing evidence from human and animal studies that offspring of parents who were physically or psychologically stressed are at higher risk of developing obesity, and that these offspring may in turn "transmit" that increased risk to the next generation.
All those salty snacks available at the local tavern might be doing more than increasing your thirst: They could also play a role in suppressing social anxiety.
The substance ghrelin plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating.
Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...