Will new obesity measures make your life easier?
New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge eating, trauma, and suicide attempt in community adults with major depressive disorder - Baek JH, Kim K, Hong JP, Cho MJ, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Chang SM, Kim JY, Cho H, Jeon HJ.
In this study, we aimed to determine the effects of binge eating (BE) symptoms on suicidality and related clinical characteristics in major depressive disorder (MDD). A t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts
The government proposals aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030 in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK considers listing calories on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK considers requiring calories to be stated on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

You are NOT born to be fat: Correct eating habits, not genetics, dictate how much you weigh
(Natural News) Obesity is a complex medical condition in which excess body fat has already accumulated and may cause adverse effects on one’s health. It is usually defined by the body mass index and evaluated in terms of fat distribution and total cardiovascular risk factors. According to data gathered from the National Health and Nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Control of Obesity-related Behaviors
Studies have demonstrated new links between nerve cell activity in specific brain regions and both physical activity and the drive to eat. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain Immune Cells Control Food Intake and Obesity
Researchers have discovered that a type of brain immune cell, called microglia, controls food intake and obesity in mice. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Finding Factors Important to Stoking Brown Fat
A newly identified molecular factor key to the activation of energy-burning brown fat could further possibilities for obesity treatment. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CDC Says Obesity Higher in Rural Versus Urban Counties
Research reported in the June 15Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found the prevalence of obesity was higher among U.S. adults living in nonmetropolitan counties than among those in metropolitan counties. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity Study Makes Weight Loss a Family Matter
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are joining those from three other organizations on one of the largest family-based childhood obesity studies ever conducted in the hopes of combating what has become a national epidemic. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

'Plus-size ’ clothing ranges may be normalising obesity
Dr Raya Muttarak, from the University of East Anglia, said plus-size clothing ranges, such as Marks& Spencer's range for 'curvy' women sized 18 to 32, may be behind people's denial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHN opens bariatric institute at West Penn
Allegheny Health Network has opened a new office at its hospital in Bloomfield to treat obesity, diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at West Penn Hospital is now open on the second floor of the hospital's Mellon Pavilion, according to a news release. Obesity is a leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, so to meet the needs of patients, the AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health is a part of the institute along with the AHN Comprehensive Weight Management… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

'Clever genes' may also lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Normalization of 'plus-size' risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds
(University of East Anglia) New research warns that the normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight - undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.Analysis of data from almost 23,460 people who are overweight or obese revealed that weight misperception has increased in England. Men and individuals with lower levels of education and income are more likely to underestimate their weight status and consequently less likely to try to lose weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Normalisation of 'plus-size' risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds
(University of East Anglia) New research warns that the normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight - undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.Analysis of data from almost 23,460 people who are overweight or obese revealed that weight misperception has increased in England. Men and individuals with lower levels of education and income are more likely to underestimate their weight status and consequently less likely to try to lose weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility
(Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Featured Review: Workplace interventions for reducing time spent sitting at work
Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of different approaches to reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down while at work. One option that is increasing in popularity is the sit-stand desk. These are desks that are designed to allow you to work at your desk sitting down or standing u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

As Loneliness Rises Among Americans, Experts Warn It ’ s Making Many Sick
(CBS Local)- Former Surgeon General Doctor Vivek Murthy brought mental health to the forefront last September when he wrote in the Harvard Business Review that loneliness is a “growing health epidemic.” Now a recent survey by health service company Cigna adds to that by showing many Americans say they sometimes or always feel alone. The survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older revealed some alarming findings: Nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). One in four Americans (27 percent) rarely or never f...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Mental Health talkers Source Type: news

Food nutritional information: transparency and public health
This article suggests that tackling the growing burden of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases will require strategies to improve the food environment and overcome structural barriers to healthy eating, particularly in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke warning - how much should you weigh to avoid stroke?
STROKE risk increases if you ’re overweight or obese, reveals the Stroke Association. How much should you weigh to prevent deadly stroke symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Higher in Country Than City
Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Blacks Rural Areas Education (K-12) Urban Areas Hispanic-Americans Minorities Men and Boys Children and Childhood Source Type: news

PCOS linked to maternal obesity and smoking
A Swedish study, published inBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics& Gynaecology, reports that those diagnosed with PCOS are more likely to have obese mothers or mothers that smoked during pregnancy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise reduces levels of inflammatory blood cells
According to a study, published inThe Journal of Physiology, a 6 week exercise programme in young, obese adults reduced the production of inflammatory blood cells.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Launches Nutrition Policy
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Despite Malawi registering a success story in addressing malnutrition, the country still has a challenge of addressing overweight and obesity which are on the rise especially among women and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AAMC Health Equity Systems Year 2 Progress Reports - Session 2
July 13, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. Join AAMC to review and provide feedback on what 10 academic health centers from across the country have accomplished after 2 years of efforts to " Build a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity " . Topics include prenatal care, smoking cessation, chronic disease, childhood obesity, and coordinated institutional health equity system. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Writing away the body image blues
(Northwestern University) Body dissatisfaction among women is widespread and can lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. While researchers know a lot about what makes women's body image worse, they are still short on empirically supported interventions for improving women's body image. Northwestern psychology professor Renee Engeln tested the effect of three specific writing exercises on college women's body satisfaction, along with co-author Natalie G. Stern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Ending The Diet Mindset
A quick survey of obesity statistics and annual spending on diet and weight loss products in this country tells us two things: we have a crisis of obesity, and the way in which we are attempting to treat it is not working. According to Becca Clegg, a psychotherapist, eating disorder specialist and author of Ending The Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Healthy and Balanced Relationship with Food and Body Image the reason is that diets cause us to eat more, not less. “Dieting leads us to feel terrible about ourselves, belittles our self-worth, decreases our motivation, and harms our bodies in the process,” writes...
Source: Psych Central - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Diet Book diet mindset ending diets Source Type: news

Obesity rates surging in certain parts of America
New research finds certain geographic areas of the U.S. are being harder hit by the obesity epidemic than others (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No clear evidence probiotics can help with human anxiety, study finds
But beneficial bacteria do appear to reduce anxiety in rodents with various problemsThere is no clear sign that taking probiotics can help dampen feelings of anxiety in humans, according to new research, despite evidence that it works for rodents.A wide range of conditions, from obesity to asthma, have been linked to themicrobes living in our guts, with a number of studies suggesting a link to mood and behaviour. As a result, there is a burgeoning interest in psychobiotics: using beneficial bacteria known as probiotics to tinker with the gut ’s microbes to affect brain health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Anxiety Source Type: news

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down
People who overweight and obese hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, making it difficult for them to get to a healthy weight, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Compulsive gambling. Shopping until your money has run out. Eating until you've grown obese. Relentless sexual risk-taking. Medications that restore normal movement in patients with Parkinson's disease can unlock their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adult Obesity Prevalence Varies With Level of Urbanization
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- For U.S. adult males and females, the prevalence of obesity is 38.9 percent and varies with level of urbanization, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Attitudes Among Obese Are Not Aligned With Healthy Living
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Food-related policies differently impact consumers with obesity and healthy weight, according to a report published by the Hudson Institute. Hank Cardello, from the Food Policy Center at the Hudson Institute in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In mice, stem cells seem to work in fighting obesity! What about stem cells in humans?
Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality. A wide spectrum of interventions has been proposed for weight management in clinical settings, but most are effective only in the short term, since it is common for patients with obesity to gradually regain the weight lost. This unfavourable outcome continues to stimulate researchers to search for an effective long-lasting treatment for obesity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Obesity is no picnic for those who struggle with it, but new research sheds some light on why so few ever find their way to a healthy weight. It turns out that overweight and obese folks hold starkly different views on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity
Title: Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - June 20, 2018 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds
A first-of-its-kind study analyzes the effect of the so-called 16:8 fasting diet in people with obesity. The study found unexpected health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

In mice, stem cells seem to work in fighting obesity! What about stem cells in humans?
(Bentham Science Publishers) This release aims to summarize the available literature in regard to the effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells transplantation on obesity and related comorbidities from the animal model. This helpful to justify going forward with clinical trials for stem cell regimens for a possible future application in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity
(University of Gothenburg) The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight loss reverses heart condition in obesity sufferers
(University of Adelaide) Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Melatonin PROVEN to have anti-obesity effects
(Natural News) Melatonin has been getting a lot of attention as a natural sleeping aid, but researchers from several universities now reveal it can also help in limiting weight gain. In a study on rats, they proved that the long-term administration of melatonin could increase the body’s capability to use up calories and burn away... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural Americans are 2 to 3 times more at risk of severe obesity
For years, severe obesity rates have been three times higher among rural children in the US as among urban kids. But the disparity continues to widen for adults, the latest CDC figures show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Obesity 17.8 Percent for Youth in 2013 to 2016
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- The prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among U.S. youth was 17.8 and 5.8 percent, respectively, in 2013 to 2016, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Plagues Rural America
People that live in rural areas are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women
By Enrique YevesROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS)We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe. Enrique YevesWe want to empower women and girls, yet in every sector we still see serious disparities in terms of equal pay for equal wages and getting more women into senior management positions. We worry about the mass movement of peop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Enrique Yeves Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Gender Global Globalisation Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees N Source Type: news

Severe obesity rates surging in rural America
(Reuters Health) - Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smalltown America Seeing More Severe Obesity
(MedPage Today) -- Report adds to sense of growing rural health crisis (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news