fMRI shows racial discrimination's negative effects on the brain
Functional MRI (fMRI) demonstrated that experiences of racial discriminatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows multiple concussions can affect teen brains fMRI sheds light on how trauma affects the brain fMRI shows how brain organizes memories into a single narrative fMRI finds differences in the brains of obese children Using fMRI to plan brain tumor resection boosts patient outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Influence of the built environment on physical activity choices among Emirati male and female adolescents: an examination of parents' and students' perceptions - Maghelal P, Alawadi K, Arlikatti S, Wahdain A.
The UN Human Development Report 2020 ranked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as having achieved 'very high human development' and as being at the 31st position among all countries. Despite this, the ever increasing obesity rates among Emirati youth, higher t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weight Loss May Not Affect Fertility Treatment Success
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Losing weight before beginning fertility treatment doesn't boost the odds that a woman who is obese will have a successful pregnancy, a new study shows. Obesity has been linked with difficulty conceiving, as well as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pharmacists can now refer obese people to free weight loss courses to help reduce burden on NHS 
Pharmacists can refer obese people to free weight loss courses from today in a bid to reduce the burden on the NHS. Until now, patients had to be seen by a GP before accessing the course. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The natural 'easy' way to lower it - 'check with your doctor'
HIGH cholesterol is often caused by eating fatty food or being overweight. It occurs when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. Fortunately, many people can lower their cholesterol by making lifestyle changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Ups Risk in DKA Hospitalization Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Ups Risk in DKA Hospitalization
Among US patients hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), those with obesity hypoventilation syndrome had a higher risk of in-hospital mortality and other adverse outcomes.First Look (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vast number of new dads lead unhealthy lifestyles, survey finds
About 70% of new fathers in the United States are overweight or obese, while one in five is a smoker, according to the results of a national survey published Friday by the journal PLOS One. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options? Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options?
Bariatric surgery is often the treatment of last resort, but considering it earlier may be just what patients with fatty liver disease need.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Semaglutide Superior to Liraglutide for Weight Loss
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Among adults with overweight or obesity, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide plus counseling for diet and physical activity results in significantly greater weight loss at 68 weeks than once-daily subcutaneous liraglutide,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obese women struggling to conceive are NOT more likely to get pregnant if they lose weight
Very overweight women struggling to conceive are told to slim down. But now experts say it might not make a difference, according to the first randomised control trial of its kind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing and Evaluating a Stakeholder-Driven Community Diffusion-Informed Early Childhood Intervention to Prevent Obesity, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2018-2020
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Trial Will Test Synthetic Cannabinoid for Weight Loss in Obesity Trial Will Test Synthetic Cannabinoid for Weight Loss in Obesity
Although marijuana leads to the munchies, it is paradoxically tied to lower BMI. Following promising mouse studies, researchers will test the synthetic cannabinoid nabilone for weight loss in humans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Americans Gained Weight in Pandemic's First Year
A new study shows nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Americans Gained Weight in Pandemic's First Year
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Did you watch your waistline expand during lockdown? You're not alone. Nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-Term Medication Usage After Bariatric Surgeries Compared
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- Patients who have gastric bypass may be slightly more likely to remain free of obesity-related medications versus those undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Surgery. Ryan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pioneering operation using tiny beads turned off my hunger hormones!
Kirsten Kerfoot, 32, from Baltimore in the U.S., was one of the first in the world to benefit from a new procedure to treat obesity by turning off the 'hunger hormone'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PROFESSOR GUY LESCHZINER looks at managing sleep apnoea 
PROFESSOR GUY LESCHZINER: One of the main risk factors for sleep apnoea is being overweight (especially if you carry fat around the neck). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being overweight may cause more UK hospital admissions than previously thought, finds new study
Being overweight may cause more hospital admissions and higher incidences of disease and mortality than previous studies report, according to new University of Bristol-led research. The study, published in Economics and Human Biology, used a genetic technique to identify the sole impact of body composition on hospital admissions from over 300,000 people. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Relea Source Type: news

Trends in Small-Group Market Insurance Coverage: 2013–2020
Nearly a decade after the ACA was implemented, the small-group marketplace continues to be a source of health coverage for million. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 13, 2022 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Banthin J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

AHA News: Obesity Harms Brain Health Throughout Life – Yet Scientists Don't Know Why
THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Anyone who has put on a few too many pounds knows they can slow you down. Over time, if those pounds grow into obesity, they may do serious harm, putting you at risk for a wide range of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The food to 'increase' which can 'naturally lower your cholesterol'
THERE are a number of foods which can help lower high cholesterol. High cholesterol is often caused by eating fatty food or being overweight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The natural supplement shown to 'significantly' reduce visceral fat - take once a day
VISCERAL fat, also known as belly fat, can prove life-threatening so it's vital to reduce a build-up. Even simple tweaks can torch visceral fat, a study examining the anti-obesity effects of a natural supplement suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement to reduce high cholesterol: Small amounts can 'lower total cholesterol' by 10%
HIGH cholesterol is often caused by eating fatty food or being overweight, though can also be due to other factors. There are certain foods and supplements which may be able to help lower our levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

90% of celebrities' social media posts about food and drinks are for unhealthy items
Almost all food and drink being peddled by celebrities' on Instagram are for unhealth foods, a University of Chicago study finds, as the U.S. suffers a youth obesity crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn ’t Exercise to Lose Weight
Many of us are lacing up our sneakers and starting (or restarting) exercise regimens in hopes of shedding unwanted pounds. Unquestionably, aiming to be more active is a good thing. But if the main reason is to lose weight, your New Year’s resolution could very well backfire. For starters, exercise—at least the kind most of us do—is typically ineffective for weight loss. Take walking, for example. A 150-pound person who walks briskly for 30 minutes will burn, on average, around 140 calories. That’s equal to one can of soda—not exactly a great return on your investment of time and effort. It&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert J. Davis Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Overweight, Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Overweight, Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
People who are overweight or obese in their 20s are at increased risk of developing early onset colorectal cancer, researchers in Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Wegovy Tops Sibling Saxenda for Weight Loss Wegovy Tops Sibling Saxenda for Weight Loss
Semaglutide was the clear weight-loss winner compared with liraglutide, from the same drug class, when added to lifestyle counseling for people with overweight/obesity but not diabetes, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Being fat really IS in your genes
Academics have argued for years that obesity isn't only driven by no exercise and over-eating. And now King's College London scientists have unearthed more proof lazy lifestyles aren't solely to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Effect of Body Mass Index and Weight-Adjusted Fluid Dosing on Mortality in Sepsis.
Conclusions: An exponential, dose-effect increase in mortality w as observed for underweight patients not receiving 30by3. Therefore, the mortality impact of under-dosing may be amplified using ABW for underweight patients. Fluid dosing did not impact mortality for obese patients, but we caution against deviation from guidelines without further studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Transplant options for patients who are obese
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My kidneys are failing, and my doctor has told me that I need to have a kidney transplant. I am severely overweight, and losing weight has been extremely difficult. Due to my weight, my doctor also said that I would not qualify for a transplant. What options are available for patients who are overweight and in need of a transplant? ANSWER: You are not alone in your struggles with weight. More than 40% of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to Age Well, Superhero-Style
It’s not easy being a superhero: They have enemies. They have monumental tasks to accomplish. They’re constantly battered. Beyond those dangers, however, they also practice several healthy behaviors that could carry them well into old age. That’s what a team of Australian researchers recently discovered, as published in the light-hearted Christmas 2021 issue of the journal The BMJ. During pandemic lockdowns, the researchers immersed themselves in the world of Marvel superheroes. Their goal was to discover what these champions are or are not doing well when it comes to keeping their minds and bodies health...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Galadriel Watson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Much Should a Newborn Eat?
Discussion A serving size and a portion are not the same thing. A serving size is a specific measured amount of food. This is cited on the product label or readily available resources such as cookbooks or the Internet (an example can be found here.) A portion is the amount chosen to be served or eaten by a person. They can be the same but may not be the same. For example, 4 ounces of cereal is a common serving size, but an adult may often eat more than this as their portion. Children especially need appropriate portion sizes to match their age and body size. A good general rule for any age is a portion is the size of the p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 10, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Phentermine-Topiramate May Be Best Medication for Weight Loss Phentermine-Topiramate May Be Best Medication for Weight Loss
Of all the available medications for treatment of overweight and obesity, phentermine-topiramate may be the most effective for weight loss, a systematic review and network meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hospitalizations Soar for Kids Too Young for COVID-19 Vaccines
Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine. The worrisome trend in children too young to be vaccinated underscores the need for older kids and adults to get their shots to protect those around them, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since mid-December, as the highly contagious omicron variant has spread furiously around the country, the hospitalization rate in these youngest children has ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDSEY TANNER and MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Parenting Program to Prevent Obesity in Firstborn May Help a Sibling
FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- The positive effects of a parenting intervention for overweight prevention delivered to parents of firstborn children may carry over to a second-born child, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Obesity. Jennifer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly 153 Million Adults Will Have Dementia Worldwide By 2050, Study Predicts
Cases could double in the United States by 2050, part of a global trend driven by rises in obesity, social isolation and smoking, as well as the growth of the elderly population, researchers said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Don ’t Panic About ‘Flurona’. There’s Nothing Unique About Catching the Flu and COVID-19 At the Same Time
There’s yet another colorful addition to the pandemic lexicon—“flurona”—but it doesn’t refer to a new variant or even a new condition. The made-up term describes simultaneous infection with both influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The two diseases do not combine to make some hybrid form of either virus, which makes “flurona” a bit of a fearmongering misnomer. But co-infection is becoming more common. Having COVID-19 and the flu at the same time has been a possibility since the beginning of the pandemic, but until now, rigorous safety precautions largely ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Obesity Prevention in Infants Benefits Second-Born Too Obesity Prevention in Infants Benefits Second-Born Too
According to a statement from the National Institutes of Health, which funded the study, it is the first such infant obesity intervention to show the spillover effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Risk in Patients With Obesity Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Risk in Patients With Obesity
Might bariatric surgery help reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA Names Top Heart Disease and Stroke Advances for 2021 AHA Names Top Heart Disease and Stroke Advances for 2021
Despite COVID-19, researchers made important advances in obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, stroke care, and precision medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pregnancy: 'I felt fat-shamed by banter at my 12-week scan'
A study finds women with obesity can feel "deeply stigmatised" during pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs launch anti-obesity drive after data shows 63% of British adults are too fat 
Health leaders launch a New Year anti-obesity drive today to tackle figures that show two-thirds of adults are at increased risk of serious illness because they are overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Risk of severe complications could be reduced with a simple lifestyle change
A NEW study has identified a way for obese people to reduce their risk of severe Covid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Weight Loss May Help Prevent Severe COVID-19
FRIDAY, Dec. 31, 2021 -- By now, most folks know obesity is a leading risk factor for severe COVID-19, but a new study suggests that losing a significant amount of weight can reduce that risk. " The research findings show that patients with obesity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity and anterior abdominal gunshot wounds: a cushion effect - Patel BM, Samsonov AP, Patel JR, Onursal E, Jung MK, Talty N, Baltazar GA.
Background Although the standard of care for anterior abdominal gunshot wounds (AAGSWs) is immediate laparotomy, these operations are associated with a high rate of negativity and potentially serious complications. Recent data suggest the possibility of se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of Inadequate Gestational Weight Gain Explored
THURSDAY, Dec. 30, 2021 -- Inadequate gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with an increased risk for adverse infant outcomes, even among women with obesity, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Lijun Wang,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes: The drink that ‘significantly’ lowers blood sugar and staves off the condition
DIABETES rates have catapulted, partly as a result of the obesity crisis. The condition can have life-altering consequences, so managing blood sugar levels is paramount. Fortunately, one drink could facilitate this when consumed regularly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proof That Substantial Weight Loss Lessens COVID-19 Severity Proof That Substantial Weight Loss Lessens COVID-19 Severity
People with obesity and substantial weight loss following metabolic surgery had significantly milder cases of COVID-19 compared with matched people who had no surgery and had not lost weight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Via Surgery Linked to Improved COVID-19 Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 -- Individuals with obesity who have undergone weight loss surgery have a reduced risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 29 in JAMA Surgery. Ali Aminian, M.D., from the Cleveland... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Surgery-induced weight loss reduces risk for severe COVID-19 in obese people
People with obesity who undergo weight-loss surgery lower their risk for severe COVID-19, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news