Professor URLs, Feb 20, 2017


To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year's resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts.


Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 10:11 AM PST
People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.


Nearly Half of Death Certificates List Inaccurate Cause of Death

February 7, 2017

Data from Missouri shows that 45.8% of death certificates indicated an underlying cause of death "inconsistent with CDC's guidelines for death certificate completion."  Nearly half of the death certificates filed by a group of Missouri hospitals were inaccurate, according to a study from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.