CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID - 19 Outcomes
Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity reported, with highest prevalence for non - Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amanda Bowles: Doctor error contributed to anorexic woman's death
An eating disorder psychiatrist apologises to Amanda Bowles' family for not intervening sooner. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Adult obesity is increasing, with considerable racial and ethnic disparities, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from the 2019 CDC Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Than Half of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Asymptomatic
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- More than half of hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19 are asymptomatic at admission, while pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness have a higher prevalence of prepregnancy obesity and gestational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC map reveals the 12 US states where more than 35% of people are 'dangerously' overweight
Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia have adult obesity rates of at least 35%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Obesity Levels Put Americans at Risk During Pandemic: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Adult obesity in the United States continues to rise, and being obese increases the risk of severe illness in people with COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Agency data also show that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Parents Need To Know About Eating Disorders In The Time Of Covid-19
Eating disorders can be triggered by an attempt to gain control, and teenagers are currently feeling extremely out of control. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Campbell, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

As the COVID-19 Recession Extended Into the Summer of 2020, More Than 3 Million Adults Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage and 2 Million Became Uninsured
The Household Pulse Survey offers a snapshot of how health insurance coverage changed between April 23–May 12 and July 9–21, 2020, as the COVID-19 recession extended into the summer and millions of adults remained unemployed. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

CNIC researchers discover a mechanism allowing immune cells to regulate obesity
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) A CNIC's team have discovered a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity. The results published in Nature Metabolism could be useful to design new treatments for the obese and overweight, and for some associated pathologies, including fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized Pregnant Women: Reasons for Admission and Pregnancy Characteristics - Eight U.S. Health Care Centers, March 1-May 30, 2020
This report describes that the prevalences of prepregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes were higher among pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness than among those admitted for pregnancy-related treatment or procedures and found to have COVID-19. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diabetes MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Severely Obese Heart Donors Not Tied to Adverse Transplant Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Severe obesity in organ donors is not associated with adverse heart transplant outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Circulation: Heart Failure. Elizabeth D. Krebs, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hearts From Obese Donors Still Safe: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Hearts donated by severely obese donors aren't more risky for recipients than hearts from people who aren't obese, a new study indicates. " These findings were somewhat surprising because the severely obese donors did... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hearts From Obese Donors Still Safe: Study
Title: Hearts From Obese Donors Still Safe: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A novel approach to childhood obesity prevention
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A novel taxonomic approach to obesity prevention using existing U.S. obesity prevention (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists explore the obesity paradox, cardiovascular risk of HIV
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The newer generation of HIV drugs have turned the once-lethal infection into a chronic condition, and cardiovascular disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in these individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Link Between Poor Sleep and Obesity: Study Poor sleep is associated with obesity, the latest in a long line of studies shows. It included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Obesity in the Country a Growing Health Concern - Report
[Vanguard] A Nigerian health technology company, WellNewMe, on Monday said that obesity had become an increasing health concern for many people in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 21-22, 2020. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. The agenda will consist of deliberation on systematic reviews of literature on topics including heart disease and stroke, obesity, and asthma. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Decoding the genetics that drive disease
(University of South Australia) From Alzheimer's to obesity, life can change dramatically if you discover you have a genetic risk of disease. Now, a new study from the Australian Centre for Precision Health, University of South Australia is challenging these predispositions, showing that some of the genes traditionally labelled as 'bad' are not always what they seem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes
(eLife) The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a new article published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obese adults sleep less than others, study finds
Obese adults get about 15 minutes less sleep per night than those who maintain a healthy weight, a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study
Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity
This report examines the effectiveness of the government's approach to reducing childhood obesity in England. It finds that to date progress with the programme has been slow and many commitments are not yet in place, although the new strategy announced in July 2020 has signalled new legislation and greater willingness to act to reduce obesity. The report says that the government will need to act with greater urgency, commitment, co-ordination and cohesion if it is to address this severe risk to health and value for money. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity? Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?
The weight and metabolism of children and young adults may improve through supplementation with probiotics, although treatment has to be tailored to the individual, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help children with obesity lose weight
Probiotics taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
(Cornell University) Cornell food scientists show in animal studies that a mother's high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring - resulting in poor feeding behavior, obesity in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children, study finds
(King's College London) New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk
' Treat obesity first,'say authors of a study showing a loss of just 13% of body weight is associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Division Remains Over Whether Child Obesity Should Be a Child Protection Issue Division Remains Over Whether Child Obesity Should Be a Child Protection Issue
Professionals in medicine, social work and education share mixed views around whether child obesity is a child protection issue.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight stigma predicts emotional distress and binge eating during COVID-19
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) New research from the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the University of Minnesota shows that young adults who experienced weight stigma before the pandemic have higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy, and are more likely to binge-eat during COVID-19 compared to those who haven't experienced weight stigma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus US: Infection fatal for fewer than 3% under 35
Regardless of age, people who are diabetic, obese, have high blood pressure or a combination of two or three of those conditions have far poorer chances of survival, a Brigham And Women's study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why obesity worsens COVID-19
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Implications of Obesity in Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia Implications of Obesity in Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia
In what ways might obesity impact outcomes of critically ill COVID-19 patients, and what are the potential implications for management?Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America
This NPR, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and RWJF polling series examines the most serious health and financial problems facing households across America prior to the expiration of federal coronavirus support programs. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Government strategies to cut childhood obesity have 'had little impact' for nearly a decade
The report by the National Audit Office revealed that childhood obesity levels in 10 to 11-year-olds rose from 18.7 per cent to 20.2 per cent in the past decade, and stayed the same for 4 to 5-year-olds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's obesity crisis exposed: Poor children twice as likely to be fat - damning report
MINISTERS must do more to tackle the growing obesity crisis among disadvantaged youngsters, a damning report warns today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child obesity action 'risks losing its way'
The problem is worsening for some and strategies have been too sluggish to keep up, a report warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain Development
Effects localized in prefrontal cortex and anterior insula, regions with known obesity - related deficits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism
Testosterone therapy in men with both morbid obesity and low testosterone is effective at sustaining weight loss over 11 years and might be an alternative to bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Doctors studying why obesity may be tied to serious COVID-19
Obesity seems to put people at higher risk for getting very sick if they’re infected with the coronavirus, and doctors are trying to figure out why (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can popping a pill ever beat obesity? We ask the experts for the pros and cons
Tackling obesity is 'one of the greatest long-term health challenges' this country faces, the Government announced recently as it launched a new strategy to address it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Relationship Between Asthma and Obesity in Schoolchildren The Relationship Between Asthma and Obesity in Schoolchildren
Does childhood asthma contribute to the development of obesity, or does obesity contribute to the onset of asthma--or might it be a two-way street?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Slashing of calories won't work ‘unless food firms face sanctions’
GOVERNMENT plans to slash calories in everyday foods are doomed unless companies missing targets are sanctioned, obesity campaigners have declared. Public Health England unveiled voluntary guidelines asking the industry to slash calories in certain foods by up to 20 percent by 2024. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain Development
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Obesity in pregnant women may impact the development of their offspring's brains, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Megan E. Norr, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Thrive In Anxious Times, And Pose A Lethal Threat
Eating disorders strike nearly 1 in 10 Americans, with the second-highest death rate of all psychiatric disorders. The pandemic's food insecurity, stockpiling and stress are triggering flare-ups.(Image credit: Boogich/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuki Noguchi Source Type: news

Community violence exposure and cortisol awakening responses in adolescents who are overweight/obese - Wexler J, Ajibewa TA, Lee J, Toledo-Corral C, Hasson RE.
BACKGROUND: Community violence exposure has been identified as a salient environmental stressor associated with dysregulated cortisol awakening response (CAR), which may act to exacerbate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation observed in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

People with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder show brain similarities, differences
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A new UCLA study shows partially overlapping patterns of brain function in people with anorexia nervosa and those with body dysmorphic disorder, a related psychiatric condition characterized by misperception that particular physical characteristics are defective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news