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Rheumatoid arthritis: Overweight and obese people at greater risk 
OVERWEIGHT and obese people are at greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, the largest study into the issue has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular Activity in Midlife Spares Joints in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds protection especially for obese women (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could hormone cocktail be new anti-obesity therapy?
A study, published inCell Reports, indicates that the digestive hormones cholecystokinin, peptide tyrosine and amylin have a key role in regulating appetite, through inhibition of neuronal activity in the hypothalamus.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 -- The skin disorder rosacea should be added to the list of chronic diseases linked to obesity, researchers report. Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jo Cox Commission report called on UK to tackle loneliness
Nine million adults suffer from damaging loneliness that is as harmful to their health as smoking or obesity, a report said yesterday. It labelled loneliness a ‘social epidemic’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity WARNING: Energy drinks ‘have more than an ENTIRE day’s sugar recommendation’
OBESITY risk could be increased by drinking energy drinks, campaigners have claimed, after it was revealed that the average energy drink contained more sugar than is recommended in an entire day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity climbing with media use, European doctors warn
(Reuters Health) - Children ’s waistlines have been expanding in lock step with the amount of time they spend with televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets, European doctors say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

' Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens'Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens
In obese adolescents, “ loss of control ” eating declines sharply right after bariatric surgery but then gradually increases thereafter, and may adversely affect long-term weight outcomes, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Innovations in Childhood Obesity Resource Center
This resource center provides practical tools and strategies to spur Medicaid-public health collaboration to reduce childhood obesity among low-income populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Summary of a September 2017 workshop to examine the ways in which the places we live, work, and play influence obesity, health, and equity. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Canada can help protect Canadians from obesity and chronic disease
(University of Toronto) University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods, and impose a 'sugary drink tax.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neurobiology of sexual assault and osteopathic considerations for trauma-informed care and practice - Cuevas KM, Balbo J, Duval K, Beverly EA.
Sexual assault is a traumatic event with potentially devastating lifelong effects on physical and emotional health. Sexual assault is associated with gastrointestinal, neurologic, and reproductive symptoms, as well as obesity, diabetes, and chronic pain. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NHS eating disorder services are failing patients, says ombudsman
A report from the ombudsman concludes that inadequate care coordination and planning have led to failures in care of people with eating disorders. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low Oxytocin Tied to Impaired Social - Emotional Function
Findings among women with a history of eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity both tied to higher risk of cancer
(Reuters Health) - Many cancer cases worldwide may happen at least in part because people are overweight or have diabetes, a new report suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Massachusetts is named the healthiest state in America
The annual rankings from United Health Foundation assess 35 different factors, from smoking and obesity rates to pollution, concentration of doctors, and causes of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some physicians underestimate effectiveness of anti-obesity therapies
According to a study, published inObesity Science& Practice, some physicians are more likely to attribute weight gain to behavioural factors and believe that weight loss treatments and surgery are less effective.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD opportunity: Sexually dimorphic development of the human fetal brain: critical role in the programming of neurodevelopmental disorders
Location:College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Glasgow, United KingdomSalary:A stipend of£14,553& tuition feesClosing Date:10 January 2018 Supervisors: Dr Michelle Bellingham, Dr Amanda Drake, Prof Paul A. FowlerProject details: The fetal environment plays a key role in programming normal brain development in the womb. Maternal lifestyle factors such as malnutrition, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with altered brain development and behaviour, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and anxiet...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health, United States - Infographics (December 2017)
This infographic focuses on data pertaining to the health status& determinants of adolescent health, including teenage childbearing, tobacco use, suicide, and obesity. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between body adiposity measures, postural balance, fear of falling, and fall risk in older community-dwelling women - Neri SGR, Gadelha AB, de David AC, Ferreira AP, Safons MP, Tiedemann A, Lima RM.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent investigations demonstrate an association between obesity and the propensity of older adults to fall. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between body adiposity measures, postural balance, fear of falling... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards distinguished investigator grants
(Brain& Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain& Behavior Research Foundation awards its Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.7 million to 17 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000, one-year grants are seeking new potential targets for understanding and treating a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders that affect one in five people, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, schizophrenia, and psychosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Overweight Health Risks Underestimated
by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, December 11, 2017|Comments: 0. BMI. Getty Images. Your body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of your body fat that is based on your height and weight and helps doctors determine whether you are overweight or obese. If it's been proven, over and over again, that being obese puts you at risk  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Living near exercise facilities linked to lower BMI and smaller waists
People who live near gyms, pools and playing fields also have a lower body fat percentage Related items fromOnMedica Managing obesity in primary care - Part 2 Managing obesity in primary care - Part 1 Losing weight by exercise alone does not protect knees Children order fast food from schools, report shows High streets 'saturated' with fast food shops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More men than women meet physical activity guidelines
Health Survey for England also finds rise in probable mental ill health among all age groups Related items fromOnMedica Family, friends and work key to mental wellbeing 20 million Britons physically inactive Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs Obesity is more dangerous than lack of fitness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor
Most differences from expectant management were seen at 39 and 40, but not 41, weeks of gestation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Add cinnamon to your treats this holiday season: Research confirms the spice protects against obesity
(Natural News) Cinnamon may be the spice you need this holiday season as a new study finds that it can potentially protect you from obesity. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (U-M LSI) wanted to better understand how cinnamaldehyde – an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors, and Promote School Health
Article describes the CDC program,State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors, and Promote School Health, and the program's action model, design, and administration and management structure. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Ranked Healthiest State In The Nation
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent (CNN) — Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America’s Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation. The rankings take into account a variety of health factors, such as rates of infectious diseases, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Health Insurance Source Type: news

Overweight and Obesity in Local Media: An Analysis of Media Coverage in CDC-Funded Communities
Researchers conducted a content analysis of newspaper and television news coverage in CDC grantee locations from June 2011 through May 2013. After searching 2 databases for news stories related to overweight or obesity, they coded and analyzed stories for valence (how the author/reporter framed overweight and obesity control strategies), descriptors, causes and solutions, and populations mentioned. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tennessee among the country ’s unhealthiest states
Nashville may be known for its health care industry, but Tennessee is still one of the least healthy states in the country. According to an annual health ranking from the United Health Foundation, Tennessee ranks No. 6 on the latest list of unhealthiest states; last year Tennessee ranked No. 7. According to The Tennessean, which takes a deeper look at the study here, Tennessee ranked dead last in a number of categorie s, including smoking and obesity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Tennessee among the country ’s unhealthiest states
Nashville may be known for its health care industry, but Tennessee is still one of the least healthy states in the country. According to an annual health ranking from the United Health Foundation, Tennessee ranks No. 6 on the latest list of unhealthiest states; last year Tennessee ranked No. 7. According to The Tennessean, which takes a deeper look at the study here, Tennessee ranked dead last in a number of categorie s, including smoking and obesity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Supporting Obesity Prevention in Statewide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: A Review of State Standards
Study compared states'quality rating and improvement system standards with 47 high-impact obesity prevention components inCaring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition, and 6 additional topics based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'sSpectrum of Opportunities for Obesity Prevention in the Early Care and Education Setting. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric bypass reduces sensitivity to glucose in beta-cells
A study published inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that beta-cell sensitivity to glucose may be impaired after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anorexic says Instagram recovery accounts saved her
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Emelle Lewis, 22, from Huddersfield, started losing weight at 15 after thinking she was too 'fat' to get a boyfriend. Her spiral into anorexia saw her hospitalised seven times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Painkillers, Kidney Disease Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk
[Guardian] New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Noninvasive Ventilation Has Heart Benefits in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Noninvasive Ventilation Has Heart Benefits in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) improves cardiac structure and function to a greater extent than CPAP in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), according to findings from the Spanish Sleep Network.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico ’ s Soaring Obesity
Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Obesity Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement Diet and Nutrition Food Diabetes Agriculture and Farming International Trade and World Market Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV Walmart Stores Inc Domino's Pizza Inc. McDonald's Corporation Source Type: news

Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients
This is the report from an investigation that found Averil Hart's death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds older adults should pump more iron: Weight training has better results than cardio for weight loss in the over 60 crowd
(Natural News) Adults ages 60 years and older might want to try weight training in order to lose weight and preserve muscle mass in the process, researchers at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina suggest. The research team enrolled 249 overweight or obese adults in their 60s as part of the 18-month study. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light
New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity and overeating. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much sitting doesn't cause weight gain, says study
The average sitting time in the U.S. is 12 hours per day. You might think that this leads to weight gain, but new research claims this is not the case. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Large genetic study links tendency to undervalue future rewards with ADHD, obesity
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting -- the tendency to undervalue future rewards -- that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technology developed by LSUHealthNo to drive advances in obesity-related diseases
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks. This breakthrough will pave the way for research advances improving treatment or prevention of such diseases as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and others associated with white adipose tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity RA Patients Have Hard Time Sustaining Remission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Relapse rates markedly higher as the excess pounds mount (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medics trivialise anorexia and girls like Averil, 19
Nothing that anyone can say or do will bring Averil Hart back, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Obesity Paradox an Illusion in CV Disease? Is the Obesity Paradox an Illusion in CV Disease?
Obesity"improved" survival in people with prevalent cardiovascular disease, but not in those with new CVD in a large longitudinal cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Abdominal Fat in Preserved-EF HF: No Obesity Paradox Abdominal Fat in Preserved-EF HF: No Obesity Paradox
"Although higher BMI is associated with better survival in HFpEF, it appears that abdominal obesity is not protective and actually detrimental."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children
Women who consumed the most sugar during pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Children and Childhood Pregnancy and Childbirth Asthma Obesity Sugar Source Type: news

Children's movies filled with obesity-promoting behaviour
Researchers from Duke University found that of the top-grossing children's films released in recent years, 87 percent feature unhealthy food, while all include 'obesity-promoting behavior'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news