Obesity now affects 42 percent of U.S. adults, CDC says
Since the start of this century, the medical condition, which can lead to many health complications, has become increasingly common in men and women. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Number of children with sleep disorders is increasing
The number of children taking melatonin for sleep disorders such as insomnia is increasing, due to a number of factors including obesity and mental health issues.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Minimizing Risks to Patients in High-Stakes Provider-Payer Contract Disputes
While patients have no guarantee that a particular physician or hospital will remain in their insurance company’s network, various policies can protect them in the event of a contract dispute. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
(Mayo Clinic) A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
PHOENIX -- A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis. "In our study, we were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly degraded during [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

One million people call NHS coronavirus support line
Meanwhile new legislation will make it easier for volunteers to help the NHS Related items fromOnMedica Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019 How a ‘grumpy’ GP can have a disproportionate effect on a young person’s health Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach Measles warning as vaccination rates fall Should we recognise obesity as a disease? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

International Consensus Statement Combats Obesity Stigma International Consensus Statement Combats Obesity Stigma
Statement targets multiple fronts calling for an end to the"pervasive, resilient form of social stigma" associated with the disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Similar Regardless of Obesity Onset
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- The treatment benefits of bariatric surgery in adults are similar regardless of early- or adult-onset obesity, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care. Felipe M. Kristensson, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lose Weight, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Here's more motivation for men to shed pounds if they're overweight: It could lower their risk for advanced prostate cancer. Researchers analyzed data from 15 studies that included a total of nearly 831,000 men, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotics may increase risk of childhood obesity
According to a study published in the journalObesity, antibiotic use during infancy may increase the risk of childhood obesity.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Deductibles on the Individual and Small Group Markets, 2020
In addition to the logistical challenges of creating an adequate supply of reliable tests for COVID-19, RWJF's Kathy Hempstead discusses the financial aspects of diagnosis, treatment and health equity issues. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 6, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The intriguing discovery, reported in the journal BMC Medical Genetics, supports ongoing efforts to identify biomarkers associated with the emergence of childhood obesity before body mass index (BMI) is designated as obese, said Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, director of Pediatric Obesity Research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeted taxation and regulation proven to cut health inequalities
Government should challenge ‘nanny state’ critics as fiscal and regulatory policies work, says The King’s Fund Related items fromOnMedica Calorie labels in fast food outlets linked to small drop in calories purchased Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Children order fast food from schools, report shows Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy GPs should lead on weight management advice to children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes outcomes differ by type of bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to better diabetes outcomes and weight loss compared with gastric sleeve Related items fromOnMedica Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Keep off lost weight for continued cardiometabolic benefit Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Vegan diet may help blood sugar control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
In patients with both severe obesity and diabetes, bariatric surgery can often improve diabetes, and in some, gastric bypass is even more effective than sleeve gastrectomy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

'Not a single country' is on course to meet targets to REVERSE spiralling obesity rates by 2025
Countries are 'worryingly off-track', World Obesity Federation report says. There is a less than a 10 per cent chance the world will meet targets, research suggests. The UK has 'zero per cent' chance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to reduce visceral fat: Do this simple exercise three times a week to reduce belly fat
HOW TO reduce visceral fat: The dangers presented by being overweight are manifold but not all fat is harmful in equal measure - visceral fat is particularly worrisome. One robust method to reduce harmful belly fat is to engage in regular exercise, and evidence suggests even a simple exercise can bring benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass improves weight loss, type 2 diabetes, study finds
People who are both severely obese and have type 2 diabetes may benefit from weight loss surgery, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FT Health: Coronavirus — a time for trade-offs
Sir Michael Marmot, the cost of obesity, fighting fake news (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight loss helps reduce migraines in obese patients
According to a study published inObesity Surgery, weight loss helps reduce migraine frequency, severity, duration, and disability, in obese patients who suffer from migraines.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why ARE there so many obese young people? Team of specialists work to solve the UK's weight crisis
A team of specialists at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children's Obesity Clinic sit at the front line of what is nothing less than an epidemic for the UK as obesity in children reaches all-time high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly discovered brain response to obesity drug may inform future treatments
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug liraglutide has been shown to help obese patients lose weight by suppressing their appetite. However, where and how the drug acts in the brain was not fully understood, until now. A new preclinical study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published in Science Translational Medicine today, shows how (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Roche's Elecsys GALAD score to support earlier diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
Basel, 4 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to the Elecsys ® GALAD score.* This algorithmic score combines gender and age with the biomarker results of the Elecsys AFP, AFP-L3 and PIVKA-II and is intended to aid diagnosis of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. Amit Singal, Medical Director of the Liver Tumor Program   and Clinical Chief of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA, stated, " HCC is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, wit...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Being overweight may raise your risk for advanced prostate cancer
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, an epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues published the study in Annals of Oncology, the journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology and Japanese Society of Medical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Multi-country study reveals shortcomings in treating obesity
(Wiley) To address obesity worldwide, changes are needed in both the availability of treatments and the attitudes of clinicians. That's the conclusion of a survey-based study of health professionals. In the Clinical Obesity study, investigators surveyed 274 respondents from a total of 68 low, middle, and high income countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does antibiotic use during pregnancy and infancy impact childhood obesity?
(Wiley) New findings published in Obesity reveal that use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children's weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health of children in Britain is 'falling behind those in other wealthy countries', report warns
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health released a report today. Death rates for babies, obesity and vaccination rates are stalled or worsening in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calling overweight people fat or lazy must stop 'to fight against the obesity epidemic'
A statement made by 100 health professionals, led by King's College London, said prejudice against overweight people can cause both physical and mental harm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government plan for tackling coronavirus published
Retired NHS staff could be called back to help out if service cannot cope as cases escalate and staff call in sick Related items fromOnMedica Going Viral Unhealthy ambition £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance NHS announces wider surveillance testing for COVID-19 ‘Big Food’ a major driver for obesity pandemic (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Being Bullied About Weight May Raise Risk of Drug Use
More than half (55%) reported weight-related teasing, including 76% of overweight girls, 71% of overweight boys, 52% of girls who weren't overweight, and 43% of boys who weren't overweight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full-fat milk will NOT make children obese despite officials advising parents to pick semi-skimmed
The NHS says it's best to opt for lower fat milks from childhood because having too much fat in your diet 'can result in you becoming overweight', but Australian researchers found no clear link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing the debate around obesity
(University of Leeds) The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza
(American Society for Microbiology) Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. This is concerning given that the obesity epidemic is an ever-expanding threat to public health, with currently 50% of the adult population worldwide considered overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here ’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You
“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and then send it in for testing. Also accepted: cigarette butts, toothpicks, hair. The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar Andelka Phillips, then at the University of Oxford, found t...
Source: TIME: Science - March 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Libby Copeland Tags: Uncategorized DNA DNA tests Science Source Type: news

You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here ’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You
“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and then send it in for testing. Also accepted: cigarette butts, toothpicks, hair. The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar Andelka Phillips, then at the University of Oxford, found t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Libby Copeland Tags: Uncategorized DNA DNA tests Science Source Type: news

There's no evidence full-fat dairy is bad for kids, study says
There's little scientific evidence behind recommendations by US health organizations that kids should stop eating full-fat dairy after the age of two, according a new analysis of 29 peer-reviewed studies on the role of dairy and childhood obesity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can't seem to lose weight? Not getting enough sleep could hinder you from attaining weight loss goals
(Natural News) Obesity has been a growing health problem over the years, especially in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), more than one in three adults are considered obese. This excess weight can bring negative effects to a person’s wellbeing and even inhibit their day-to-day... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Readiness for COVID-19
As COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., concerns mount that the need for hospital beds will overwhelm national capacity, putting severe strains on the health care system and limiting access to necessary care. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blavin F Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Heart Failure Risk With NAFLD May Be Explained by Obesity Heart Failure Risk With NAFLD May Be Explained by Obesity
The excess weight that causes fatty liver disease also raises a person's risk for heart failure, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another
As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mexico ’s Battle with Obesity
Members of the Alliance for Food Health, a collective of organisations and academics, called in Mexico for better regulation of advertising of junk food aimed at children and of food and beverage labelling, during the launch of the report “A childhood hooked on obesity” in Mexico City. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy N Chandra MohanNEW DELHI, Feb 28 2020 (IPS) Paradoxically, when the number of people suffering from undernourishment or hunger has risen in the world, so, too, have those afflicted by overweight and obesity. Latin America’s second largest economy, Mexico, for instance, is currently battling one of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: N Chandra Mohan Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Works, No Matter How Long Patient Was Obese
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery is as effective for people who became obese before age 20 as for older patients, new research shows. For the study, researchers from the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, analyzed data from just over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Meet the Medical Consultant Who Is Changing Men's Lives Through Twitter
[Nairobi News] Eric Amunga, famously known as @Amerix on Twitter, is a Reproductive Medicine Specialist, fat loss coach and men's health consultant. He has gained popularity on the social media site for starting the #MasculinitySaturday hashtag where he advises men on a number of pertinent issues regarding relationships and other aspects of life. He is also very vocal on matters of personal health having successfully battled obesity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC
Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How food can both help and hurt global health
A new book is arguing that food is at the center of a global epidemic of chronic disease. Almost three quarters of worldwide deaths are caused by heart disease, obesity or diabetes and estimates show it will cost the U.S. $95 trillion in preventing and treating diseases like those by 2050. Dr. Mark Hyman argues that food is the biggest driver, but could also be the most powerful tool to fight the problem. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his book, "Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
Age - adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Implementing Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Through Community Coalitions and Extension Partnerships to Address Obesity in Rural Louisiana
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Craig... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roughly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, 10% very much so, CDC says
The trend continues in the wrong direction, a CDC expert says, bringing with it all the health problems obesity could lead to (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news