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Obese Kids with Asthma at Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission
(MedPage Today) -- They also had longer length of stay (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Calorie counting is fat-shaming, according to users of new Google map app; the feature will now be deleted due to snowflakes being "triggered"
(Natural News) The only thing worse than America’s obesity epidemic seems to be the epidemic of being offended by everything. The rise of so-called “social justice warriors” seems to have risen right along with our expanding waist lines. Recently, Google unveiled a new calorie-counting feature for their ever-popular Google Maps app — and the actually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.K. health care system may deny surgery to smokers and the obese
(Natural News) A new plan by the Hertfordshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) of the U.K.’s national health care system, the NHS, will deny surgery to patients who are obese and those who smoke. Not surprisingly, the news is being met with some heated debate on the part of patients as well as doctors. The new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS operations news: Patients who smoke or are obese will be BANNED from surgery
THE NHS has announced plans to ban smokers or obese patients from surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Obesity and Depression Have Immunometabolic Ties? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disorders may share pathophysiologic mechanisms (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women
Bariatric surgery has again been shown to lower cancer risk in severely obese women compared with matched nonsurgical controls, primarily via a reduction in risk of obesity-specific carcinomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
NHS England has announced hospitals will get financial incentives in 2018/19 if they implement new guidelines to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. The guidelines include 80% of confectionery stocked do not exceed 250Kcal, 75% of pre-packed sandwiches and savouries contain 400kcal or less, and 80% of drinks stocked must have less than 5g of added sugar per 100ml. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Calculating how many calories are burned in a day
Learn how to work out how many calories are burned per day, including specific totals for different types of activities and exercises. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Downsizing food: Public Health England planning to take drastic measures to cut available calories in the war on obesity
(Natural News) Health officials in England have devised a new plan as they continue their war on obesity. The Public Health England (PHE) urged companies to cut the calories in popular food items, everything from pizzas to burgers, bags of chips, shop-bought sandwiches, and ready-to-eat meals, to fight obesity among children, according to a Daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds
A new study published by Pediatric Allergy and Immunology has found that obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need for targeted interventions for breastfeeding difficulties due to obesity
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Diane Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II. The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy& Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications
(Wiley) There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may curb risk for certain cancers
Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity: Meal and Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions to Increase Healthier Foods and Beverages Provided by Schools
CPSTF recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages provided by schools. This finding is based on evidence that they increase fruit and vegetable consumption and reduce or maintain the rate of obesity or overweight. Economic evidence shows that meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions are cost-effective. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smokers face breath tests before surgery
Patients who smoke will be breathalysed to check they have given up before being referred, while those who are obese must lose 10 per cent of their weight before being granted an operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity skyrocketing across America, and Big Pharma can't wait for future wave of patients needing drugs for everything
(Natural News) Parents lead their children by example, and today’s youth are suffering in a big way because of their poor role models. America has an obesity epidemic, with more than a third of adults now falling into this category. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that childhood obesity is also skyrocketing given the bad example many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much stress can be just as bad for you as junk food: Study
(Natural News) We’ve known for a very long time that a diet high in processed, unnatural, non-nutritious foods like the kind you get from any fast-food restaurant is extremely unhealthy and can lead to a number of conditions, especially obesity. But a new study has found that too much stress in your life can mimic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting may help fight obesity
Researchers have determined that up to 16 weeks of intermittent fasting without calorie counting can help fight obesity and metabolic diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cash-strapped NHS chiefs axe routine surgery for the obese
East and North Hertfordshire CCG and Herts Valleys CCG warned only 'exceptional circumstances' will grant obese patients non-urgent surgery. Experts have blasted the decision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Bigger Afib Risk Factor in Men than Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Men develop arrhythmia a decade earlier on average than women (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Weight - Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers
Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet
Learn all about the food to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet. We look at the different phases and the process of transitioning to solid foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

State Policies to Prevent Obesity
This feature tracks the status of each state's efforts on more than two dozen policies aimed at preventing obesity and supporting health in early childhood, schools, and communities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests. The researchers examined medical data compiled by health insurance and health care... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

America’s youth deemed too FAT to fight — wars, crime or fires — as obesity epidemic spreads
(Natural News) There are more Americans alive today than at any time in our history: 323.1 million, according to the latest U.S. Census Figures from 2016. But as a percentage of the population, fewer American youth are physically capable of fighting in the nation’s wars, fighting crime or fighting fire, as evidenced by the growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCGs demand patients lose weight or face indefinite wait for surgery
People in Hertfordshire who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits for routine surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight, commissioners have decided as they try to save £68m this financial year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity and Pancreatitis Obesity and Pancreatitis
This review explores the mechanisms by which obesity contributes to and exacerbates acute pancreatitis, and examines potential therapies for this obesity-related disease.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Culturally tailored obesity intervention a success for hispanic students
(University of Houston) An obesity intervention for Hispanic middle school students led by researchers at the University of Houston found that with consistent guidance from high school health mentors, called compa ñ eros, students not only lost significantly more weight but also kept it off longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity
(Springer) Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks. This is according to a study by Kyoung-Han Kim and Yun Hye Kim in the journal Cell Research which is published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers
Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says
From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans are too fat to fight crime, war and fires
More than one quarter of young people in Colorado, the 'fittest' state in the US are too overweight to qualify for military service, according to a new report from the Council for a Strong America. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese as well as elderly ‘need nursing transition support’
Morbidly obese patients, as well as those who are elderly, require enhanced nursing care to help oversee transitions between healthcare providers and settings, claim US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

U.S. Obesity Rates Have Hit An All-Time High [Infographic]
According to troubling new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are obese, an all-time high. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

NHS faces 'ticking time bomb' from teens' unhealthy habits
Poor diet, smoking and inactivity to blame, finds a study on UK's 10-24 year olds. One in 5 secondary school children are obese. Late teen years is the peak age for exposure to health risks with  lifelong effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about ketones
Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 -- Men develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women, a new study suggests. And while being overweight increased odds for the condition in both sexes, those extra pounds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

West Virginians say Opioid epidemic most important health issue in the state
(Research!America) The opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in West Virginia, above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental disease, according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. A strong majority of West Virginians (84%) say prescription pain medication abuse and addiction is a major problem in their community, and more than two-thirds (71%) say they know someone who experienced pain so severe they sought prescription medicines to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obese are to get free flu jabs for the first time
Approximately one million adults said to be morbidly obese will qualify for the vaccinations in the United Kingdom after New Zealand and Australia suffered their worst flu outbreak in 50 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calorific ‘limit’ to be introduced for food sold in hospital shops
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

“Super-sized” chocolate bars face NHS ban
Tighter rules on vending in NHS hope to tackle obesity amongst staff and patients Related items fromOnMedica ‘Upselling’ food/drink is fuelling the obesity crisis Childhood obesity plan to focus on calorie reduction Children obesity 'Disturbing' type 2 diabetes rise in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC: 40% of U.S. Adults Are Obese (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Nearly 40% of U.S. adults were obese in 2015–2016, according to data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The prevalence among … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Obesity linked to increased risk of THA failure and early revision for aseptic loosening
Findings published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that obesity may be independently associated with early primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure and early revision THA for aseptic loosening.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese
CDC stats show growing epidemic that means more illness and health care costs, health experts say (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oct 13 Cardiology News Oct 13 Cardiology News
Noninvasive tests for chest pain evaluation, the obesity epidemic, the costs of cardiac device recalls, and DOAC-drug interactions are reviewed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Supplement: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Latin America: An Agenda for Regional Research and Strategic Partnerships
Open access issue ofObesity Reviews focuses on how Latin America is experimenting with innovative prevention strategies to curb child obesity rates. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. obesity problem isn't budging
Particularly worrisome to experts is the obesity rate for children and teenagers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news