For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache
As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Doesn't Boost Health If You Stay Obese
The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can't be undone by exercise, and it's not possible to be "fat but healthy," Spanish researchers warn. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Doesn't Boost Health If You Stay Obese, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can't be undone by exercise, and it's not possible to be " fat but healthy, " Spanish researchers warn. " Exercise does not seem to compensate for the negative effects of excess... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache
  THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare. Though the study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes Boosts Odds for Heart Trouble 10-fold in Younger Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 - - With rising obesity rates, more young women American women are developing type 2 diabetes, putting them at hugely increased risk for heart disease, new research shows. In fact, the study found that women under 55 with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Auris Health Announces Publication of Results from BENEFIT Study of MONARCH ® Platform in CHEST
This study was conducted using strict definitions for diagnostic yield. In previous studies, variations in the definition of yield led to overestimation of a successful bronchoscopy. Given this strict trial design, the diagnostic yield of 74.1% is promising, and we hope this sets the stage for future multicenter trials,” said Dr. Silvestri, Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Medical University. “We are thrilled to be making a meaningful impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions, particularly in patients with small and difficult to reach nodules that may progress to something more serious,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Healthy gut microbiome associated with lower risk for metabolic disease
According to research published inNature Medicine, a healthy diet may promote gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 21, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity, impaired metabolic health and COVID-19
In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology article authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of obesity and impaired metabolic health with the severity of COVID-19. First, they provide information about the independent relationships of obesity, disproportionate fat distribution and impaired metabolic health with the severity of COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The interconnection of global pandemics -- Obesity, impaired metabolic health and COVID-19
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology article authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of #obesity and impaired metabolic health with the severity of #COVID19. #diabetes (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women
(Swansea University) A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher than for those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain pressure disorder that causes headache, vision problems on rise
(American Academy of Neurology) A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates. The study is published in the January 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that for women, socioeconomic factors like income, education and housing may play a role in their risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows correlation between teen obesity and mental health issues
(Lund University) Half of all young people treated for severe obesity have neuropsychiatric problems, according to a new study by researchers from Lund University and Gothenburg, Sweden, among others. Two thirds of the teens suffered from some type of mental health problem, as reported by themselves or their parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted issues of obesity
Obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. "One of the most prevalent conditions in this country and around the world is increased weight and obesity," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "Approximately 70% of Americans are either overweight or have obesity. This [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is normal weight obesity?
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. It increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. Obesity is determined by the percentage of body fat, not by weight. If your body fat percentage is high enough, you can have a normal weight [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Model for rare cancer results instead in obesity
While a typo in a letter or email is a problem it's not a big one, usually. But when that typo is in genetic code, it's a very different matter. Mayo researchers in the lab of L. James Maher, III, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biochemist, and their collaborators, are examining a genetic typo that can lead [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

"I don't want them to think that what they said matters": how treatment - seeking adolescents with severe obesity cope with weight-based victimization - Walsh, Dettmer E, Regina A, Ye L, Christian J, Hamilton J, Toulany A.
This study a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Successive governments' approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail
(University of Cambridge) Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy environments. This is the conclusion of new research by a team at the University of Cambridge funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing diets -- not less physical activity -- may best explain childhood obesity crisis
(Baylor University) Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet -- a lifelong approach to diet and exercise
Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic concern. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sensitivity of Tests to Diagnose ACL Tears in Obese Patients Sensitivity of Tests to Diagnose ACL Tears in Obese Patients
A new study finds that the sensitivity of commonly used diagnostic tests for ACL tears may be impacted by a patient's BMI.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

UK Covid live: PM's plans for school testing in disarray; Wales introduces testing for international arrivals
Decision raises questions about proposed full return of England ’s schools in February; passengers arriving in Wales must prove negative testRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and againUK heads for double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6%UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantGlobal coronavirus updates – live10.38amGMTTheSupreme Court has “substantially allowed” an appeal brought by theFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark £1.2bn legal battle over businesses’ ability to claim on i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Sensitivity of Tests to Diagnose ACL Tears in Obese Patients Sensitivity of Tests to Diagnose ACL Tears in Obese Patients
A new study finds that the sensitivity of commonly used diagnostic tests for ACL tears may be impacted by a patient's BMI.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

LSU Health awarded $2.5m grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women on contraceptives
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Rinku Majumder, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry& Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, a $2.5 million grant over four years to help reduce the high stroke risk to women with obesity who take estrogen-containing birth control pills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of COVID-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Diabetes is a significant comorbidity for COVID-19. This beneficial effect remained, even after correcting for age, sex, race, obesity, and hypertension or chronic kidney disease and heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk for Developing, Dying From Second Cancer Higher for Survivors
Adult - onset cancer survivors have greater risk for subsequent primary cancer; majority of these incidences are cancers associated with obesity or smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied to Fertility Issues in Sons
Being overweight may be tied to hormone imbalances that affect a male offspring ’s reproductive system, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Obesity Weight Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility Source Type: news

Association between obesity and severe illness from COVID-19 greater in young people
The association between obesity and hospitalisation in patients with COVID-19 is more prominent in people under the age of 70, according to an Italian study published inNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Risk From Obesity Varies by Sex
Authors say more nuanced approach needed to understand link between body weight and risk for colorectal cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Association between body mass index and the risk of falls: a nationwide population-based study - Yi SW, Kim YM, Won YJ, Kim SK, Kim SH.
The association of BMI with falls differed between men and women in Korea. Obesity was associated with a greater risk of falls in women, whereas underweight seemed to increase the risk of falls compared with normal weight in men. PURPOSE: This stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Children's active school travel: examining the combined perceived and objective built-environment factors from space syntax - Ozbil A, Yesiltepe D, Arg ın G, Rybarczyk G.
Increasing active school travel (AST) among children may provide the required level of daily physical activity and reduce the prevalence of obesity. Despite efforts to promote this mode, recent evidence shows that AST rates continue to decrease in suburb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Brown Fat' May Help Your Health, Even if You're Obese
A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calorie-Burning'Brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even if You're Obese
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Large Study Links Brown Fat With Lower Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease Large Study Links Brown Fat With Lower Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease
Research in over 50,000 individuals shows those with brown fat seemed to have lower risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease than those with none; effects were particularly pronounced in those with obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diet Brings Better'Microbiome,' Healthier Life
This study demonstrates a clear association between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health
A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Microbiology Research Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition Obesity Weight Diabetes Heart Vegetables Cholesterol Health Foods Nature Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Risk From Obesity Varies by Sex
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) among men, whereas higher waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a strong risk factor among women, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uncovering basic mechanisms of intestinal stem cell self-renewal and differentiation
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) The gut plays a central role in the regulation of the body's metabolism and its dysfunction is associated with a variety of diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, colitis and colorectal cancer that affect millions of people worldwide. Targeting endocrine dysfunction by stimulating the formation of specific enteroendocrine cells from intestinal stem cells could be a promising regenerative approach for diabetes therapy. For this, a detailed understanding of the intestinal stem cell lineage and the signals regulating the recruitment of intestin...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Create a Healthy Habit, Find an Accountability Buddy
Whether it ’s a person or an app that sends us reminders, we make better choices when we’re being watched (even by ourselves.) (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Content Type: Service Mobile Applications Social Media Meditation Weight Habits and Routines (Behavior) Exercise Diet and Nutrition Obesity Wearable Computing Source Type: news

CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on February 10-11, 2021. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity and health equity/social determinants of health. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Tiny wireless device sheds light on combating obesity
(Texas A&M University) In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described a medical device that might help with weight loss and requires a simpler operative procedure for implantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight affect her children's future fertility?
(Wiley) A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that sons born to mothers who fell within the overweight range were more likely to be diagnosed with infertility during adulthood than sons of mothers with normal-range weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental medicine shows promise for reducing chronic disease
A trio of researchers highlighted the role of environmental medicine in reducing health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, and chronic diseases. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 unmasked: math model suggests optimal treatment strategies
(Massachusetts General Hospital) For older patients with COVID-19 infections, the clot-preventing drug heparin and immunity-enhancing drugs may improve outcomes. Patients with conditions such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure may benefit from anti-inflammatory drugs and drugs used to control blood pressure and vascular resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Collecting Early Childhood Obesity Measurements Through a Home Visiting Program: A Proof-of-Concept Study
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Blood vessel cells implicated in chronic inflammation of obesity
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - Dec. XX, 2020 - When fat cells in the body are stuffed with excess fat, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. That chronic, low-level inflammation is one of the driving factors behind many of the diseases associated with obesity. Now, UT Southwestern scientists have discovered a type of cell responsible, at least in mice, for triggering this inflammation in fat tissue. Their findings, published inNature Metabolism, could eventually lead to new ways to treat obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila receives DCGI nod for NAFLD drug Saroglitazar Mg in India
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a progressive disease of the liver, which starts with fat accumulation in the liver in patients who do not consume alcohol or take it in insignificant amounts, but have risk factors such as overweight or obesity, diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (abnormal blood lipids). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol
The government ’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Diet and Nutrition Alcoholic Beverages Science and Technology Obesity Weight Pregnancy and Childbirth Breastfeeding Men and Boys Women and Girls Oils and Fats Diabetes Omega-3 Fatty Acids Agriculture Department Source Type: news

Why Do Obese People Have Higher Risk From COVID - 19?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Critical Care, News, Source Type: news