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Jennifer Medina on how to avoid the freshman 15
New York City dietitian Jennifer Medina tells Daily Mail Online how to take a proactive approach to avoid college weight gain as obesity rates skyrocket among youths in the United States. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced ‘self-regulation’ brain activity in teens could lead to obesity
Research, published inNeurolmage, suggests that reduced activity in the self-regulation centre of the brain could be a better predictor of obesity than heightened responses of reward systems to food cues in teenagers.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Telehealth Feasible for Family - Based Anorexia Treatment
Telehealth intervention both feasible and delivers better clinical outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ACOG Offers Tips for Managing Obesity in Adolescents (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers several recommendations for managing obesity during adolescence. Among … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GI Dynamic CEO Schorer optimistic on Endobarrier ’ s future, despite hurdles
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer has had an uphill battle over the past year. His company has faced regulatory and compliance issues, negative shareholder sentiment and a number of other concerns. But Schorer and his team are committed to righting the ship and saving a product they see as having no equal in the current marketplace – even if that turnaround requires difficult decisions be made. “The main guiding light at GI Dynamics is that the EndoBarrier is a phenomenal product,” Schorer told MassDevice.com in an interview. “We are firmly committed to making sure that this technology su...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

GI Dynamic ’ s Schorer optimistic on Endobarrier ’ s future, despite hurdles
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer has had an uphill battle over the past year. His company has faced regulatory and compliance issues, negative shareholder sentiment and a number of other concerns. But Schorer and his team are committed to righting the ship and saving a product they see as having no equal in the current marketplace – even if that turnaround requires difficult decisions be made. “The main guiding light at GI Dynamics is that the EndoBarrier is a phenomenal product,” Schorer told MassDevice.com in an interview. “We are firmly committed to making sure that this technology su...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Does a mother's weight determine her child's metabolism?  
Experts warn the study by the University of Bristol underlines how rising obesity rates among teenagers could have devastating implications for the digestive health of future generations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Associate at the Section of Endocrinology and Investigative Medicine, Imperial College London
Ref.: HM2017156Salary: £36,800 -£44,220 per annumCampus: HammersmithApplications are invited for a Research Associate position funded by the BRC for two years in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.The successful applicant will investigate how the metabolites produced in the gastrointestinal tract in response to specific foods drive gut hormone release and satiety. The aim of the project is to investigate the ways in which specific nutrients and metabolites are sensed in the gastrointestinal tract to drive satiation and satiety, with the ai...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Network webpages launched – your dedicated hubs for knowledge exchange
The Endocrine Networks were created as platforms to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. After the launch of theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages, we are excited to announce all other Endocrine Networks have now their own webpages too!The webpages ofthe seven Endocrine Networks–Thyroid, Neuroendocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology, Bone and Calcium, Adrenal and Cardiovascular, Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes, and Metabolic and Obesity&ndas...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Africa: The Seven Tactics Unhealthy Industries Use to Undermine Public Health Policies
[The Conversation Africa] Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations. A case in point is South Africa's efforts to introduce a tax on sugary drinks to reduce the growing burden of obesity. In the process they are facing a barrage of resistance. This is one small example of unhealthy industries undermining the public's health and the global environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting 'food cues,' researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's 'self-regulation' system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost of arthritis
The Times today featured a letter to editor which reports that Arthritis Research UK is calling for arthritis to be recognised for what it is: a public health priority and a significant problem facing the UK. Our call to action has been signed by 16 notable people, including BBC journalist and broadcaster Julian Worricker, actress Sally Hawkins, Caroline Lucas MP, Paralympic athlete Pamela Relph and Professor Luke O’Neill from Trinity College, Dublin. Read the letter in full below:Dear Sir,Arthritis affects over 10 million people and is the number one cause of disability in the UK. Four in five of those who...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Linked To History Of Theft
Convictions could increase a patient’s stress and anxiety, interrupt treatment and hamper recovery. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft
Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Aids PTSD in Eating Disorders
Lower PTSD checklist - Civilian scores with rTMS of dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Case for a Breakfast Feast
A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Food Fasting Obesity Diet and Nutrition Weight Diabetes Insulin Biorhythms Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Complex condition can also damage other organs
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease is a condition usually seen in people who are obese or overweight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated HOUSE DUST found to promote growth of body fat
(Natural News) By now it is pretty self-evident that the United States is fighting a growing obesity problem. Most of us are aware that a diet low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in junk food, along with a lifestyle virtually devoid of physical activity is making Americans overweight. Now, a startling new study by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Fat Bias Starts Early and Takes a Serious Toll
Implicit bias can result in discrimination against people who are seriously overweight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Weight Discrimination Diet and Nutrition Bullies Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Korey Baruta opens up about her battle with anorexia
Korey Baruta, from Melbourne, was on the brink of death after her weight plummeted to a dangerous 35 kilos when she fell into the grips of anorexia for four years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Next stage of childhood obesity plan
Public Health England (PHE) is to push for more control on junk food in the next stage of the childhood obesity plan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Babies born to obese mothers at 'higher risk of asthma'
BABIES born to obese mothers are 30 per cent more likely to have chest problems associated with asthma in later life, new research shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss diet: Eating THIS nut can help stave off obesity
WEIGHT loss can be difficult if cutting calories makes you constantly hungry. Fortunately, a new study has discovered walnuts can make you feel fuller, regulate cravings and ward off obesity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating disorders linked to history of theft
(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging - it's about activity
A new study of old skeletons suggests that the recent increase in arthritis is about lifestyle, not aging or obesity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

Aug 18 Cardiology News Aug 18 Cardiology News
Lipid-lowering therapy, off-pump bypass, nonobstructive CAD, the obesity paradox, and ACS treatment in the elderly are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

'Junk food' may increase cancer risk in 'healthy weight' women
"Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they're not overweight, new research has warned," reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the development of a variety of cancers over about 15 years. "Junk food" is often defined as food that is rich in calories (energy dense food) but low in nutrients. Having a diet high in energy dense foods, such as biscuits, chocolate and pizza was found to increase the risk of cancer in these women, specifically in those ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone
I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Though I won’t go into much detail in this article, note that there will be a few spoilers ahead. You should also note that To the Bone contains potential triggers — as do the heated responses to it on the social media. So check in with yourself regularly, as I ended up needing to do, if you decide to watch the film and participate in those debates afterwards. To the Bone ...
Source: Psych Central - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Healthy Living Treatment Food Addiction Inaccurate Portrayals media Movies Netlfix Personal Growth recovery To the Bone Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know
Pickwickian syndrome is a condition characterized by disordered breathing when sleeping. It is common in people who are obese. Learn about this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Walnuts for Weight Loss?
A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Diet and Nutrition Weight Nuts Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer and diet link: How THIS energy dense food could affect you
CANCER, such as pancreatic, bowel and stomach cancer, has long been linked to be overweight or obese. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dulled sense of taste found to promote obesity; exposure to fragrance in laundry products dulls ALL senses
(Natural News) Your sweet tooth may actually be indicative of dulled taste according to researchers from Cornell who found that those with a diminished ability to taste choose sweeter, and more likely higher-calorie, food. This, they warn, could lead to the downward spiral of obesity and associated conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shrink pizzas and ready meals to beat obesity
The UK Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Infusionsoft exec teams with women's health and wellness startup for rebrand, relaunch
Childbirth, obesity, exercise or aging can cause weakened pelvic floor muscles that no longer holds up the bladder, which often leads to uncontrollable bladder leakage for women. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Here ’s What’s So Great about Community Health Centers
Blog entry by Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Thomas Price, recapping his visits to various community health centers during National Health Center Week. Focuses on highlighting the important role of community health centers as safety net providers, particularly within the three priority areas identified by HHS: the opioid crisis, serious mental illness, and childhood obesity. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 18, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

High-cal foods may raise cancer risk in women
Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Infusionsoft exec teams with women's health and wellness startup for rebrand, relaunch
Childbirth, obesity, exercise or aging can cause weakened pelvic floor muscles that no longer holds up the bladder, which often leads to uncontrollable bladder leakage for women. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

UK targets ready meals, pizzas and burgers amid calorie crackdown
Government health body asked to submit plan aimed at reducing childhood obesity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taking the pill for seven years could reduce arthritis risk by 19%
No protective effect found from breastfeeding Related items fromOnMedica Rheumatoid arthritis Breastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis risk Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years Oral contraceptive pill impacts on wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Childhood obesity plan to focus on calorie reduction
Calories are the next target for the obesity plan Related items fromOnMedica UK soft drinks industry levy will have significant health benefits for children, study suggests MPs slam government strategy to cut child obesity Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Childhood obesity plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' Obesity gap between rich and poor children set to rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shrink burgers and crisps packets to beat obesity
The UK Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA admits five patients now KILLED by anti-obesity surgical balloon surgery
(Natural News) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that at least five patients have died soon after being fitted with anti-obesity gastric balloons. “All five reports indicate that patient deaths occurred within a month or less of balloon placement. In three reports, death occurred as soon as one to three days after balloon placement. At this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly couple got ‘ deepest wish ’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia case
Nic and Trees Elderhorst knew exactly how they wanted to die. They were both 91 years old and in declining health. Nic Elderhorst suffered a stroke in 2012 and more recently, his wife, Trees Elderhorst, was diagnosed with dementia, according to the Dutch newspaper, De Gelderlander. Neither wanted to live without the other, or leave this world alone. So […]Related:Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutThere’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets.5 dead after FDA-approved obesity treatment that places silico...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary Energy Density May Up Risk of Obesity - Linked Cancers
DED linked to 10 percent increase of any obesity - related cancer among normal - weight women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study suggests you cannot be fat but fit
Researchers argue in a new study it is impossible to be obese and healthy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 92,000 U.S. women, found those who favored... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and high dietary fat intake behaviors in adulthood: A birth cohort study - Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Williams G, Strathearn L, Najman JM.
Childhood maltreatment has been associated with a wide range of chronic medical conditions including obesity, other metabolic events and eating disorders. However, little is known about the association between childhood maltreatment and high dietary fat in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news