The health risk 'more dangerous' than obesity and as damaging as smoking
OBESITY and smoking are two risk factors for shortening one's life, as both bring about the likelihood of disease. However, one unsuspecting threat to life could be just as dangerous, if not more. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults at risk for mental health disorders drawn to city living, study finds
People genetically predisposed to mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anorexia nervosa prefer to live in urban areas as adults, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribe More Obesity Meds, Say Docs, as New Agents on Horizon Prescribe More Obesity Meds, Say Docs, as New Agents on Horizon
' It would be much more cost effective to cover [obesity] treatments early instead of waiting for comorbidities and their complications to develop,'says the author of a review that also examines up-and-coming agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes, hypertension, body mass index, smoking and COVID-19-related mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies, BMJ Open
Review (186 studies representing 210,447 deaths among 1,304,587 patients with COVID-19) suggests diabetes (1.54 fold), hypertension (1.42), obesity (1.45) and smoking (1.28) are associated with higher COVID-19 mortality, contributing to nearly 30% of COVID-19 deaths. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The relationship of body mass index, belt placement, and abdominopelvic injuries in motor vehicle crashes: a Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) study - Schieffer S, Costa C, Hartka T, Stitzel JD, Shayn Martin R, Kiani B, Miller AN, Weaver AA.
OBJECTIVE: Obesity has important implications for motor vehicle safety due to altered crash injury responses from increased mass and improper seatbelt placement. Abdominal seatbelt signs (ASBS) above the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) in motor vehicl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Obesity and Cardiovascular Health: The Size of the Problem Obesity and Cardiovascular Health: The Size of the Problem
An umbrella review on the topic of obesity and fatal and incident cardiovascular outcomes reveals that rising BMI is a risk factor for both coronary heart disease and heart failure.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diabetes: Two colours in your nails warning that blood sugar levels are abnormally high
DIABETES caseloads are expected to skyrocket in unison with obesity rates in coming years. But early identification of high blood sugar could boost the odds of forestalling the lifelong condition. One sign on the nail may offer valuable clues for diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Refeeding Syndrome?
Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'It's not your fault': Changing the conversation about obesity
Millions of Canadian adults are classified as overweight or obese by the Body Mass Index. But according to some experts, the BMI is among many things that should be scrapped as the medical field changes how it looks at obesity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Brits will get vouchers as Fitbit-style watches monitor their exercise levels in new obesity plans
Brits will wear Fitbit-style smart watches to monitor exercise levels and what they ate and then dish out points which can be redeemed for vouchers or discounts on items under new anti-obesity plans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight and obese teens are TWICE as likely to be feel symptoms after contracting COVID-19 
Researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles found that overweight and obese teens were twice as likely to suffer a symptomatic COVID-19 case than others who caught virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Sleep May Help Babies Avoid Obesity as They Grow
Title: Good Sleep May Help Babies Avoid Obesity as They GrowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

To Tackle Obesity, Up Fitness and Activity or Lose Weight? To Tackle Obesity, Up Fitness and Activity or Lose Weight?
A new review revives debate on whether increasing activity and cardiorespiratory fitness should supersede attention to weight loss in patients with obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Government should tell obese to eat less, says ex-minister Lord Robathan
Tory peer Lord Robathan says the government's anti-obesity drive is not working - but a minister defends it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depuy Synthes And Johnson & Johnson Institute Launch First-Of-Its-Kind In Australia Mobile Training Lab For Velystm Robotic-Assisted Solution
Sydney, Australia (October 20) - DePuy Synthes* in Australia, the Orthopaedics business unit of Johnson & Johnson, and the Johnson & Johnson Institute, today launched a first-of-its-kind in Australia mobile training lab bringing next-generation training directly to surgeons and their teams around Australia. The VELYSTM Digital Surgery Mobile Lab will provide on-site access to next-generation hands-on training, virtual reality-based operating environments, and real-time collaboration with the global surgical community, all of which is designed to equip Australian orthopaedic surgeons to be proficient with the VELYS ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Obesity: Up Fitness and Activity or Lose Weight
To Tackle Obesity, Up Fitness and Activity or Lose Weight? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms
Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Obesity in Patients with Heart Failure and LV Assist Devices Obesity in Patients with Heart Failure and LV Assist Devices
A look at best management strategies for patients with this condition.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Screening for Eating Disorders
Evidence insufficient to evaluate the benefits and harms of screening for eating disorders in adolescents and adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

INDIGO Biosciences Expands Portfolio for Preclinical Metabolic Disease...
Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Assay Targets NASH, NAFLD & Obesity Research(PRWeb October 19, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/indigo_biosciences_expands_portfolio_for_preclinical_metabolic_disease_research/prweb18249263.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't
According to the NIDDK, more than 70% of American adults are overweight or obese.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dropping Weight Beneficial but Some Effects of Obesity Persist Dropping Weight Beneficial but Some Effects of Obesity Persist
Data from a series of US NHANES surveys show that people with healthy BMIs who report former obesity have a lingering, elevated prevalence of type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Two subtle ‘warning signs’ signalling the condition has become sight-threatening
RATES of diabetes have doubled over the past 15 years, driven mainly by a sharp rise in obesity. A lack of treatments to reverse the condition means preventative measures, such as restrictive diets, are vital. When blood sugar levels are left unregulated, however, the blood vessels in the eye are some of the first in line to get damaged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children
"Our nation's safety net is fragile, outdated, and out of reach for millions of eligible kids and caregivers," said an author of a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High Mortality for Psych Disorders Worse During the Pandemic
COVID - 19 standardized mortality rates were elevated across nine psychiatric conditions including learning disabilities, eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS)
The Trustees are seeking applications  for an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). JNS is an international, peer-reviewed, online only, open access journal that welcomes high-quality research articles in all aspects of nutrition. The underlying aim of all work should be, as far as possible, to develop nutritional concepts - though the key criterion for acceptance is scientific soundness.  JNS encompasses the full spectrum of nutritional science including public health nutrition, epidemiology, dietary surveys, nutritional requirements, metabolic studies, body composition, energet...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

OPSYNVI ® (macitentan and tadalafil) Becomes the First and Only Health Canada-Approved Once Daily Fixed Dose Combination Treatment for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Toronto, ON, (October 15, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada approved OPSYNVI® (macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg) for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, World Health Organization [WHO] Group 1) to reduce morbidity in patients of WHO functional class (FC) II or III whose PAH is idiopathic, heritable, or associated with connective tissue disease or congenital heart disease.OPSYNVI® should be used in patients who are currently treated concomitantly with stable doses of macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg (20mg x ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Bring Rising Obesity Rates
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

fMRI sheds light on how trauma affects the brain
Functional MRI (fMRI) shows variations in how peoples' brains respond to traumati...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows how brain organizes memories into a single narrative Researchers publish database of fMRI cases fMRI finds differences in the brains of obese children Using fMRI to plan brain tumor resection boosts patient outcomes fMRI shows white-matter damage leads to worse cognitive outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Childhood abuse-related weight gain: an investigation of potential resilience factors - Mason SM, Frazier PA, Renner LM, Fulkerson JA, Rich-Edwards JW.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are linked to adult obesity, and little is known about what protective factors might mitigate this association. METHODS: Data from female (n=4,247) and male (n=1,982) participants in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U.S. Task Force Reconsiders Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks in Adults Over 60
Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday. Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke outweigh any potential benefits from aspirin, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in its draft guidance. For the first time, the panel said there may be a small benefit for adults in their 40s who have no bleeding risks. For those in their 50s, the panel softened advice and said evidence of benefit is less clear....
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Taylor/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research wire Source Type: news

Household Experiences in America During the Delta Variant Outbreak
National report details the experiences of households across the nation during the delta variant outbreak including serious problems with finances, healthcare, racial/ethnic discrimination, education, caregiving, work, and well-being. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 12, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health Tags: Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Public and Community Health Source Type: news

The experts weigh in on how to beat our obesity crisis
The majority of the population is now battling a weight problem, with 68 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women an 'unhealthy' weight - that is, their body mass index (BMI) is more than 24.9. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Number: Overweight, obese people should get tested for diabetes starting at age 35
Task force’s updated advice is aimed at trying to reduce the number of U.S. adults who have the disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Features of childhood sexual abuse during initiation period of lockdown due to CoViD-19 pandemic in Turkey - Al şen Güney S, Bağ.
OBJECTIVES: During Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, lockdown carried out all over the world has caused many health problems in children and adolescents. In addition to increased screen exposure, obesity and diabetes due to a sedentary lifes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Turning the Tide: A 10-year Healthy Weight Strategy
Over last 30 years, levels of obesity have increased significantly across UK. This rising tide has brought with it serious repercussions. The 10 chapters and accompanying recommendations of this strategy set out evidence for a long-term agenda to turn tide over next 10 years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs for treating diabetes, obesity & ageing can potentially be used to treat Covid: Researchers
The scientists believe that natural compounds such as curcumin and resveratrol, among others, and existing drugs such as metformin and Rapamyci have potential to get tested extensively for the treatment of COVID-19 and post-coronavirus syndrome. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turning the tide: a 10-year healthy weight strategy
This report finds that levels of obesity have increased significantly across the UK over the past 30 years. It sets out a long-term agenda of evidence-informed policies with 30 recommendations, covering food and drink marketing, early years and treatment as well as the infrastructure needed to ensure policies are robustly implemented and evaluated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cost of eating disorders in the UK 2019 and 2020
Report highlights financial costs to the NHS, the financial, social and emotional impact on individuals, families and wider society, and ongoing loss of lives to illnesses that can be treated but that are currently subject to severe underfunding and lack of services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy weight strategy
This report finds that levels of obesity have increased significantly across the UK over the past 30 years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diet soda may prompt food cravings, especially in women and people with obesity
New research adds to growing concern over zero-calorie drinks. Consuming artificial sweeteners may confuse our body, leading to increased hunger and weight gain. (Image credit: Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

GI Cancer and Obesity: Fighting One Means Addressing the Other GI Cancer and Obesity: Fighting One Means Addressing the Other
Patient awareness of obesity's link to gastrointestinal cancer is limited. This overview will help you make the case on why weight management may help them avoid serious disease.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

One in ten adults ‘sent to Diabetes dietitian suffer diabetes by 2030’
BRITAIN faces a diabetes "public health emergency" unless action is taken to curb obesity, findings reveal today. Analysis by Diabetes UK suggests sufferers, including ones lacking a diagnosis, will increase from 4.9 million to 5.5 million. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in ten will have diabetes by 2030: Shock warning as obesity crisis doubles number with disease
Levels of diabetes have doubled in the past 15 years as a result of spiralling obesity rates, creating 'a public health emergency', the charity Diabetes UK said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary Goal in T2D Should Be Weight Loss, Diabetologists Say Primary Goal in T2D Should Be Weight Loss, Diabetologists Say
Four diabetes and obesity experts make the case for targeting weight loss of at least 15% as a front-line treatment goal for many patients with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes:  A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes:  A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes
Initiatives in Europe and the US aim to gather more data to inform guidelines on obesity management specifically in type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CTPA doesn't necessarily improve usual care for PE diagnosis
Adding CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) doesn't necessarily improve the usua...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may not be ready to assess for pulmonary embolism Chest CT, stress testing find PE in 25% of COVID-19 patients Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news