Cancer diagnosis via screening offers best outcomes
New data shows how the way patients are diagnosed may affect treatment options Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Global cancer burden set to soar Free prescriptions for cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A traditional plant native to Thailand effectively manages obesity, according to new study
(Natural News) Broken bones tree (Oroxylum indicum), a traditional plant native to Thailand, can potentially be used to manage obesity, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. For the study, researchers from Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand derived the extract of broken bones from the fruit pods of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors: Management Considerations
This article will present feasible weight loss interventions, and will discuss practical implications of ongoing chemotherapy and endocrine therapy with regard to weight gain, and the impact of obesity on therapy-related conditions during breast cancer survivorship. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Y. Sheng, MD, Dipali Sharma, MS, PhD, Gerald Jerome, PhD, Cesar Augusto Santa-Maria, MD Source Type: news

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Blood Pressure Source Type: news

ReShape Lifesciences shares plunge on Q2 release, withdrawn offering
Shares in ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) have fell 30% today after the weight loss device maker posted second quarter earnings that missed expectations on Wall Street and announced it terminated plans for an upcoming offering. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company posted losses of $35.3 million, or $14.23 per share, on sales of $653,369 for the three months ended June 30, seeing losses grow 415.3% while sales grew 602.1% compared with the same period last year. Losses per share were significantly behind the $1.79 consensus on Wall Street. “We have made a lot of meaningful progress this quarter at ReShape, wit...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat reshapelifesciences Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise
Strict diets can be challenging to follow, and people may not always have the time or ability to exercise. However, a variety of simple lifestyle changes can help people lose weight and improve their health. These include taking probiotics, getting enough sleep, and thoroughly chewing food. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Effect of weight loss interventions for adults who are obese on mortality and morbidity: What's the Evidence?
September 20, 2018 10:00-11:00am ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery addresses more than obesity
Obesity has increased at an alarming rate over the last few decades; so much so that it is now considered a global epidemic. Obesity is linked to several associated conditions that decrease life expectancy and increase health care costs. Direct medical costs associated with obesity include preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. In 2008 dollars, these costs were estimated to be $147 billion. Indirect costs relate to “absenteeism” (costs due to employees being absent from work for obesity-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kate Giglia Source Type: news

Load up on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to prevent obesity and improve your insulin resistance
(Natural News) Not all fats are bad. A group of essential fats from plants is downright important in maintaining and improving the healthy functions of your body. A newly-published Canadian study identified alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) as the omega fatty acids that reduce the risks of obesity and improve your resistance to high levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A molecular switch may serve as new target point for cancer and diabetes therapies
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) If certain signaling cascades are misregulated, diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes may occur. A mechanism recently discovered by scientists at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut f ü r Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin and at the University of Geneva has a crucial influence on such signaling cascades and may be an important key for the future development of therapies against these diseases. The results of the study have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal Molecular Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government announces £76m homes scheme for vulnerable people
New homes will be for disabled people, people with mental health conditions and older people Related items fromOnMedica Female inpatient suicide rates rise Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows Mental and physical healthcare should be integrated Older people under-referred for mental health therapies Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage
(University of Rochester) Lipid droplets were long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat. But a study by Michael Welte of the University of Rochester, and his colleagues, describes how lipid droplets regulate certain proteins involved in gene expression. The research has implications for understanding what helps embryos survive and how we look at lipid-related diseases like obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Healthy fat cells uncouple obesity from diabetes
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers have identified possible ways to uncouple obesity from co-morbidities such as heart disease and insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
You and your partner just went into service when the radio begins to chirp, “Unit 10, respond Code 3 to Seniorville Nursing Facility for an 85-year-old female with altered mental status.” You kick the truck into gear and are quickly on scene. The patient’s nurse tells you that the patient has been at the facility for three days for rehabilitation after a hip replacement that occurred one week ago. The patient was initially OK, but over the last 24 hours has been anorexic (i.e., not eating), agitated and is refusing to allow healthcare providers to assess her. Her condition has become so severe that they b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph K. Mesches, NRP, FP-C Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

GID Gets 2nd Lease on Life with New Trial
GI Dynamics has won a nod from FDA to begin a pivotal trial of the embattled EndoBarrier, a technology used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The pivotal trial could be a significant turning point in the life of the Lexington, MA-based company, which was founded in 2004. The firm has been approved for staged enrollment with initial approval for treatment of up to 67 study participants including 50 EndoBarrier and about 17 control participants. GI Dynamics said it expects to complete enrollment of Stage I of the study during the first half of 2019. “This IDE approval is the result of more than two ye...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

New Study Ties Obesity to Increased Risk of Flu Transmission
New research suggests that obesity in patients who contract influenza may prolong viral shedding time and increase the risk of spreading the virus to others. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heart doctors recommend less screen time, sedentary behavior for kids
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behavior may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change, especially through managing screen time, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

South Africa:How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables Is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic
[IPS] Johannesburg -Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa's wealthy economic hub, Sandton. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and Overweight in the Armed Forces: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Brief summary of a May 2018 workshop which examined the magnitude of obesity and overweight in the military, highlighted existing approaches that support a healthy weight, and explored innovative cross-sector opportunities to overcome this challenge. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- An eight-week low-energy diet (LED) induces different effects in men and women, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Pia Christensen, Ph.D., from the University of Copenhagen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Wearable Devices and Mobile Health Technology: One Step Towards Better Health
With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ("mHealth") technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current literature seems to indicate that these new technologies may serve best as part of a larger overall health plan, rather than working alone to encourage weight loss. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Health Tip: Most Americans are Overweight
-- More than 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. About 38 percent of those people are considered obese, the agency says. Obesity raises a person's risk for health problems, such as diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another natural food found to manage obesity
(Natural News) The broken bones plant (Oroxylum indicum L.), commonly located in tropical Asian countries like Thailand, has long been used in treating obesity. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effects of broken bones plant extract on the adipogenic and biomolecular change in 3T3-L1 adipocytes were evaluated. Initial studies evaluated the chemical components... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression
(Reuters Health) - Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New T1D, Obesity Guidelines; DPP-4 Drug Risks; Soy Benefits (in Rats)
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Children are six times more likely to have ADHD if their mothers had diabetes and obesity
Women who had both obesity and diabetes when they got pregnant are more than six times more likely to have children with ADHD or other psychiatric disorders, new Swedish research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

OGTT Glucose Peak Time and Prediabetes and Hepatic Steatosis OGTT Glucose Peak Time and Prediabetes and Hepatic Steatosis
Among obese adolescent girls, glucose peak timing during an oral glucose tolerance test may be a better indicator of metabolic risk than the pattern of the glucose curve.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists accidentally discover a drug that could let you overeat without gaining ANY weight
The team at Yale University were trying to create extremely obese mice. However, they failed: they edited out two genes - which protected the mice from weight gain, despite eating a high-fat diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity, diabetes in pregnancy may raise kids' risk of psychiatric disorders
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don't have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Research finds potential treatment for obesity, diabetes
Researchers have identified a potential target to treat obesity and diabetes through regulation of energy in the body, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab ‘failure’ leads to potential treatment for obesity
Yale scientists ’ failure to create a morbidly obese mouse in the lab may have led to a promising discovery for the treatment of obesity in humans. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here ’s Why a Diverse Diet May Not Be the Healthiest Choice
Most healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get everything that your body needs. But in the latest review of the topic, scientists found that having a diverse diet may not necessarily lead to better health. In a statement published in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association reviewed the available studies and reported that there is little scientific support for the idea that a varied diet leads to good health outcomes — especially when it comes to lowering...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

AHA: Diets Should Stress Healthy Foods, Not Diversity
(MedPage Today) --'Eat variety of foods'mantra may actually promote obesity, group says (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

People take in more calories when eating a varied diet
A new advisory published by the American Heart Association has warned Americans that eating a diet with many food options can actually lead to you consuming more calories and to obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise and Dieting Tied to Reduced Disability in Obese Older Adults Exercise and Dieting Tied to Reduced Disability in Obese Older Adults
Obese older adults who increase their exercise may have less fatigue and disability, but they may see an even bigger improvement if they also cut back on calories, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Fat' Mouse Test Failure Yields New Obesity Clue
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to treat obesity. Instead of an extremely obese mouse, the Yale University team " created a mouse that eats fat but doesn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Obesity May Increase Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with obesity are known to be at increased risk for coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease. Now, a new study shows obesity may also increase the chance of developing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 3% of Americans know that being overweight increases cancer risk  
A new study from Washington University has found that just three percent of Americans were able identify obesity as a risk factor for cancer compared to heart disease or metabolic disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A diverse diet may not be the healthiest one
(American Heart Association) Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. Some studies suggest that a diverse diet may increase food consumption and the prevalence of obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lacteal junction zippering protects against diet-induced obesity
Excess dietary lipid uptake causes obesity, a major global health problem. Enterocyte-absorbed lipids are packaged into chylomicrons, which enter the bloodstream through intestinal lymphatic vessels called lacteals. Here, we show that preventing lacteal chylomicron uptake by inducible endothelial genetic deletion of Neuropilin1 (Nrp1) and Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (Vegfr1; also known as Flt1) renders mice resistant to diet-induced obesity. Absence of NRP1 and FLT1 receptors increased VEGF-A bioavailability and signaling through VEGFR2, inducing lacteal junction zippering and chylomicron malabsorption. R...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, F., Zarkada, G., Han, J., Li, J., Dubrac, A., Ola, R., Genet, G., Boye, K., Michon, P., Künzel, S. E., Camporez, J. P., Singh, A. K., Fong, G.-H., Simons, M., Tso, P., Fernandez-Hernando, C., Shulman, G. I., Sessa, W. C., Eichmann, A. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Zipping up obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Tighter lymphatic junctions prevent obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: McDonald, D. M. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases perspective Source Type: news