Pattern and predictors of psychosocial disorders among overweight and obese children in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria - Uleanya ND, Aniwada EC, Okeke CC, Nwaoha SO, Obionu CN.
Background. Obesity in children is recognised as a public health problem worldwide. This is due to the high prevalence rate, as well as the associated adverse health and psychosocial effects. Psychosocial disorders negatively impact on children.OBJ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Suffering From Heart Attacks
BOSTON (CBS) — The number of women who suffer from a heart attack while pregnant or soon after giving birth is on the rise. In fact, according to researchers at the NYU School of Medicine, the risk has gone up by 25-percent between 2002 to 2014. The overall risk of having a heart attack while pregnant is still very low, but after looking at more than 49-million births, researchers found that risk continues to climb. The cause is not completely clear but researchers believe several factors may contribute. Women are having children when they’re older. More women of reproductive age are obese. More have diabetes. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Attack Pregnancy Source Type: news

An Earlier Dinner May Lower Risk Of Some Cancers, Study Says
(CNN) — People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before going to sleep — have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. “The mechanisms are not clear,” said Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain and lead author of a new study on the topic. “What we know from experimental studies is that we are conditioned to function in different parts of the day. We — not only humans but all living organisms — have develope...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Local TV Source Type: news

More Women Are Having Heart Attacks During Pregnancy and Birth
The number of women who have a heart attack during pregnancy, labor or in the weeks following birth appears to be rising. In a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Mayo Clinical Proceedings, researchers looked at more than 49 million births.Among the women who gave birth, 1,061 had a heart attack during their labor and delivery; 922 had heart attacks during their pregnancy, and 2,390 women had heart attacks after they gave birth. Overall, the risk of having a heart attack was relatively low. But the risk increased 25% from 2002 to 2014, the researchers found, which they call a concerning rise. Among women who had...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Pregnancy Source Type: news

Official guidance for parents confused over what to feed their babies
Data suggests three-quarters of infants in the UK are being fed too many calories, the major cause of obesity. The guidelines have been issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity
A new trial in rodents finds that capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, can lead to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

TGen-led study shows DNA methylation related to liver disease among obese patients
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A TGen-led team has identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death, and is one of the leading indicators for liver transplants. In one of the most exacting studies of its kind, TGen scientists found evidence that DNA methylation has a role in the initiation of NAFLD-related fibrosis, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?
(Wiley) An Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies reveals strategies that can successfully reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Schools alone cannot fix childhood obesity, says Ofsted boss
Factors beyond the school gate make it impossible for schools to affect pupils' weight, says report (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scant evidence that omega 3 supplements curb cardiovascular disease risk
Cochrane review casts doubt on popular belief about protective effects of over-the-counter remedy Related items fromOnMedica Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Strengthen advice on allergenic foods for babies, government urged
Hen ’s egg and peanuts can be safely introduced from age of six months Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 UK child health near bottom in Europe Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Schools no ‘silver bullet’ for tackling childhood obesity, claims Ofsted
Too much is expected of them; issue requires multifactorial solution, report finds Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Doctors demand more action against child obesity We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amid Obesity Epidemic, Liver Cancer Deaths Surge
(MedPage Today) -- Across 17-year period, men twice as likely as women to die from the disease (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - July 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Death Rate In US Surged 43% In 16 Years
(CNN) — Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in mortality doesn’t mean that liver cancer is deadlier than before, according to Dr. Jiaquan Xu, the aut...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

Chili-derived drug could help obesity treatment
Metabocin, a new drug based on capsaicin, leads to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health in mice, according to a new study presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study: Supplementing with spirulina helps modulate body weight and appetite
(Natural News) Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) has been linked to weight loss and a reduction in appetite. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into its effects on the anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals. The study was funded by a grant from Tabriz University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds even least impulsive girls have a higher rate of obesity
A new study, led by Ohio State University, has found that boys who have more self-control are less likely to be obese but that for girls, all the will power is not enough to prevent the risk of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your bowel cancer prevention plan
Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Scientists have established it has strong causal links to poor diet, lack of activity, obesity, smoking and alcohol – and these are all things you can control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and inflammation -- A deadly combination for prostate cancer
(Osaka University) A new Osaka-centered study identified the mechanisms of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced prostate cancer progression. They observed in a mouse model that HFD accelerated tumor growth and increased the myeloid-derived suppressor cells fraction and M2/M1 macrophage ratio. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib suppressed tumor growth. Their results suggest that HFD-induced prostate cancer growth via cytokine IL6 signaling could also exist in obese humans, and celecoxib may have clinical benefits for obese patients with prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find that hunger hormones offer promising avenue for addiction treatment
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. That is the consensus of an expert panel convened this week at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study Ingestive Behavior, the leading international research conference on food and fluid intake. Gut hormones have received considerable attention from scientists seeking to understand overeating and obesity, which led the panelists to discover that those hormones are also involved in addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eating
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Scientists at Rutgers Brain Health Institute have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. These neurons, named for the chemical messenger they use to communicate with other brain cells, have previously been shown to be important for addiction to several drugs, including cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile
Blood lipid profile might be one of the possible links between subfertility and later CVD Related items fromOnMedica Early periods linked to heightened cardiovascular risk Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Self-Regulation's Link to Obesity Expressed Differently in Boys & Girls
(MedPage Today) -- U-shaped association for girls, while boys saw more obesity with less self-regulation (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Will power can protect boys from obesity - but not girls
A new study, led by Ohio State University, has found that boys who have more self-control are less likely to be obese but that for girls, all the will power is not enough to prevent the risk of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs? Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?
Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Obesity Adds to Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Suffering a serious traumatic brain injury can be a permanently disabling experience, but new research shows that obesity compounds the health problems survivors face in the years after their accident. " Achieving and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fats or carbs: What causes obesity?
Researchers have been debating for a long time whether it is fat or carb intake that leads to obesity. A new study claims it may have settled the issue. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Researchers Find Link Between Vitamin D and Asbestosis
This study was not designed to explain whether supplementing with vitamin D will protect against asbestosis. This new research also does not examine if taking vitamin D will slow down the progression of existing ILD. Still, there are a lot of good reasons to pay attention to the sunshine vitamin. Regardless of whether a person has been exposed to asbestos, no one should ignore very low vitamin D levels. People already diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, may benefit from a quick check of vitamin D levels. According to the medical literature, up to 80 percent of people with cancer may be vitamin D deficient. People ca...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management
Does obesity increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation and laryngoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Self-control and obesity: Gender matters in children
(Ohio State University) A toddler's self-regulation -- the ability to change behavior in different social situations -- may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pattern of association between toddler self-regulation, kindergarten obesity risk
This study of a nationally representative group of U.S. children suggests the pattern of an association between levels of toddler self-regulation and risk for obesity at kindergarten age differs between boys and girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Too much of a good thing: High levels of oxalates from spinach, green powder could lead to tissue damage and inflammation
(Natural News) Here’s a fact: An unhealthy diet is likely to increase your chances of getting a chronic condition like cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and diabetes – and that’s not counting obesity and other related conditions. But unfortunately, loading up on green smoothies and leafy greens, such as spinach, to counteract this effect could compromise your body... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly fat WARNING: Doctor advises to lose weight if your waist measurement exceeds this
BELLY fat is not necessarily associated with being overweight - even people who are considered normal weight can have a bit of overhang. So when it comes to health, what does having a bit of extra tummy mean? A doctor has revealed the risk it presents and how to tell if you need to lose weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension Among Youths - United States, 2001-2016
Using the new guideline, an estimated 800,000 additional youths aged 12-19 years (especially older youths, males, and those with obesity) would be reclassified as having hypertension during 2013-2016, compared with using the former guideline. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Garlic extract proven to decrease cardiovascular risk in the obese
(Natural News) New research in Poland has found that garlic extract can reduce weight-related cardiovascular risks. The study, published in the journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, investigated the potential effects of garlic on arterial stiffness and endothelial function in overweight and obese people. In the study, University of Medical Sciences in Poznan in Poland and Rutgers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-puberty weight loss may prevent type-2 diabetes
New research published in theNew England Journal of Medicinereports that weight loss before puberty in overweight children may reduce their risk of developing type-2 diabetes as adults.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mice study implicates fat as obesity cause
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Scientists at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology found that only eating high levels of dietary fat makes you fat. They have performed the largest study of its kind to resolve what components of the diet cause mice to put on body fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A brisk walk doesn’t cut it for teenagers: They need vigorous, out-of-breath physical activity to prevent obesity, heart disease
(Natural News) It’s never too soon to start caring about your body. Teenagers, especially, could stand to gain a lot for taking steps to get fit. Still, with the impact of today’s technologies – it’s easier to sit at home and binge-watch television than go out and engage in physical activities. Unfortunately, this has become... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk
People who are obese but otherwise healthy do do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto --conflicting with one in Europe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down
Half of Americans say they've tried to lose weight in the past year -- including two-thirds of those who were obese, CDC researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?
There’s no doubt that kids need more sleep than adults. Their growing bodies and brains burn through a lot of energy, and adequate rest and recovery are essential for proper development. That’s why the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, while younger kids require more. But what about adults? It’s common for people to sleep fewer hours in middle age than during their 20s or 30s—and to report feeling fine. But does a person’s sleep requirements diminish with age? “No,” says Dr. Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, director of clinical sleep r...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Adherence to a healthy lifestyle among mothers during their offspring's childhood is associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity, according to a study published online July 4 in The BMJ. Klodian Dhana, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right
There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds. They did this most often through exercise, cutting calories and eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Only Partly Fixes Gut Flora
in Severe Obesity (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy
For the first time, scientists use gene therapy to successfully reverse obesity and insulin resistance in an animal model of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Obesity and Treatment Failure in Biologic-Treated UC Patients Obesity and Treatment Failure in Biologic-Treated UC Patients
How does obesity impact real world response to biological therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

About Half of Americans Say They ’re Trying to Lose Weight
If you’re trying to lose weight, new data says that you’re far from alone. 49% of American adults surveyed between 2013 and 2016 reported trying to lose weight at some point during the prior 12 months, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Women were more likely than men to report trying to lose weight, finds the data, which is based on responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. That finding held true overall — 56.4% of women said they had tried to slim down, versus 41.7% of men — and in...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news