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1120275 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2010-09-08 20:40:57.0 UTC 2010-09-08T16:40:57.000-04:00 briefs-study-supports-role-of-sleep-in-childhood-weight-regulation Published 2010-09-08 20:40:58.0 UTC 2010-09-08T16:40:58.000-04:00 news/health/research DTI 66173137 STUDY supports role of sleep in WEIGHT control Children under 5 who do not get at least 10 hours of sleep at night are almost twice as likely to be overweight or obese later in childhood, a new study reports. The study, published Monday in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of 1,930 children under 14. The study adds to an existing body of evidence suggesting that sleep plays an important role in weight regulation, perhaps because tired children are not as active or because sleep affects hormones that influence hunger and appetite, said the paper's lead author, Janice F. Bell, an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. Preventive surgery curbs cancer risk About 1 in 400 women carry genetic mutations that put them at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that mastectomy and removal of the ovaries — even before there is any sign of cancer — sharply reduces these women's cancer risk. Scientists followed 2,482 women who learned they had inherited the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations through genetic testing done between 1974 and 2008. During three years of followup, 7 percent of the women who did not have mastectomies developed breast cancer and 6 percent of those who retained their ovaries developed ovarian cancer. There were no breast cancers in the mastectomy group, and only 1 percent of women who had the ovarian surgery developed ovarian cancer. Even after surgery, some residual breast or ovarian tissue remains in the body, which is why the surgery is not a complete guarantee. Psychotropic drugs for kids examined The Government Accountability Office is investigating the prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children on Medicaid in Florida and five other states. Though most psychotropic drugs are FDA-approved for adults only, they are frequently prescribed off-label to children with depression and behavioral issues. Florida's Department of Children and Families conducted a review of its policies on giving psychotropic drugs to foster children last year after 7-year-old Gabriel Myers committed suicide in South Florida. The child, who was in the state's care, was on two powerful psychiatric medicines at the time of his death. A group investigating his suicide found that DCF had not followed internal policies to monitor such prescriptions. A GAO spokesman declined to comment on the agency's investigation, which also extends to Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota and Texas. The federal agency expects to issue a report on its findings next spring. Times staff, wires Times staff, wires News,Research,Health Briefs: Study supports role of sleep in childhood weight regulation CSUTTONN 4STA A Section <p><b>SATURDAY IN PERSONAL BEST</b></p><p><i>Why Tampa women are flocking to a kickboxing workout that can make strong men weep. </i></p> Health line 10 pulse_briefs090910 2010-09-09 04:00:00.0 UTC 2010-09-09T00:00:00.000-04:00 resources/images/dti/2010/09/a4s_sleepy090910_a_139122a.jpg resources/images/dti/rendered/2010/09/a4s_sleepy090910_a_139122a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2010/09/a4s_sleepy090910_a_139122a_8col.jpg resources/images/dti/2010/09/a4s_personalbest090_139121a.jpg resources/images/dti/rendered/2010/09/a4s_personalbest090_139121a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2010/09/a4s_personalbest090_139121a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2010/09/08/66173137-briefs-study-supports-role-of-sleep-in-childhood-weight-regulation StaffArticle news,healthHealthnews,health,researchHealth ResearchSTUDY supports role of sleep in WEIGHT controlNews,Research,HealthNews,Research,HealthTimes staff 1010253 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:56:07.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:56:07.000-04:00 times-staff published 2014-06-03 12:15:51.0 UTC 2014-06-03T08:15:51.000-04:00 Times staff <p>If you have a news tip, please call our City Desk at 727-893-8215.</p> <p>You can also call one of our county news bureaus directly:</p> <p>Hernando County: 352-754-6101</p> <p>Hillsborough County/Tampa: 813-226-3303</p> <p>North Pinellas County: 727-445-4221</p> <p>Pasco County: 727-869-6235</p> <p>On the Web, you can also go to <a href="http://sptimes.com/connect/"> sptimes.com/connect/ </a> for details on other ways to contact us.</p> writers DTI 52016606 If you have a news tip, please call our City Desk at 727-893-8215. You can also call one of our county news bureaus directly: Hernando County: 352-754-6101 Hillsborough County/Tampa: 813-226-3303 North Pinellas County: 727-445-4221 Pasco County: 727-869-6235 On the Web, you can also go to sptimes.com/connect/ for details on other ways to contact us. <p>E-mail: <a href="mailto:local@tampabay.com">local@tampabay.com</a></p> false templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/52016606-times-staff AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:56:07.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:56:07.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">TIMES STAFF</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />wires 2261226 2016-01-13 23:52:47.0 UTC 7 Months Ago study-casts-doubt-on-workplace-weight-loss-incentives news/health Study casts doubt on workplace weight-loss incentives StaffArticle 2270662 2016-03-25 10:00:00.0 UTC 5 Months Ago riverview-womans-dramatic-weight-loss-comes-with-an-added-prize news/health Riverview woman's dramatic weight loss comes with an added prize StaffArticle 2260456 2016-01-07 21:55:17.0 UTC 8 Months Ago let-go-of-old-ways-and-shed-weight-stress-in-2016 news/health Let go of old ways and shed weight, stress in 2016 StaffArticle <p><b>STUDY supports role of sleep in WEIGHT control</b></p> <p>Children under 5 who do not get at least 10 hours of sleep at night are almost twice as likely to be overweight or obese later in childhood, a new study reports. The study, published Monday in <i>Archives of Pediatrics </i><i>&amp; Adolescent Medicine</i>, analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of 1,930 children under 14. The study adds to an existing body of evidence suggesting that sleep plays an important role in weight regulation, perhaps because tired children are not as active or because sleep affects hormones that influence hunger and appetite, said the paper's lead author, Janice F. Bell, an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Preventive surgery curbs</b> cancer risk</p> <p>About 1 in 400 women carry genetic mutations that put them at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now a study in <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i> suggests that mastectomy and removal of the ovaries — even before there is any sign of cancer — sharply reduces these women's cancer risk. Scientists followed 2,482 women who learned they had inherited the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations through genetic testing done between 1974 and 2008. During three years of followup, 7 percent of the women who did not have mastectomies developed breast cancer and 6 percent of those who retained their ovaries developed ovarian cancer. There were no breast cancers in the mastectomy group, and only 1 percent of women who had the ovarian surgery developed ovarian cancer. Even after surgery, some residual breast or ovarian tissue remains in the body, which is why the surgery is not a complete guarantee.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Psychotropic drugs for kids examined</b></p> <p>The Government Accountability Office is investigating the prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children on Medicaid in Florida and five other states. Though most psychotropic drugs are FDA-approved for adults only, they are frequently prescribed off-label to children with depression and behavioral issues. Florida's Department of Children and Families conducted a review of its policies on giving psychotropic drugs to foster children last year after 7-year-old Gabriel Myers committed suicide in South Florida. The child, who was in the state's care, was on two powerful psychiatric medicines at the time of his death. A group investigating his suicide found that DCF had not followed internal policies to monitor such prescriptions. A GAO spokesman declined to comment on the agency's investigation, which also extends to Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota and Texas. The federal agency expects to issue a report on its findings next spring.</p> <p>Times staff, wires</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:38:46