Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 -- Patients with breast or prostate cancer who are obese score higher in psychosocial problem-related distress than nonobese patients, according to a study recently published in Psycho-Oncology. Errol J. Philip, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A generation to end the harm: Diabetes UK strategy 20202025
The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the past 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis from Diabetes UK. This analysis is released along with its new strategy to mark World Diabetes Day 2019. The report lays out its goals for the next five years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans' Drinking, Drug Use, Despair Wiping Out Life Expectancy Gains
Summarizes a study that reported three straight years of declining life expectancy in the U.S., attributed to an uptick in deaths from opioid and alcohol abuse as well as obesity. Describes a disparity between rural and urban life expectancies due to healthcare access and income inequality. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Glaucoma risk linked to PM2.5 air pollution levels
No link between PM2.5 and intraocular pressure – so vasoconstriction or toxicity might mediate association with glaucoma Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Government must tackle low levels of physical activity Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows
Using advanced MRI techniques, researchers found that obese teenagers tended to have signs of decreased "integrity" in the brain's white matter. White matter contains the fibers that connect different areas of the brain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage
Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) have revealed signs of brain damage in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI shows varying results from football hits to head MRI links screen time to differences in kids' brains Can MRI of healthy brains explain head trauma damage? MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains Appetite controls disrupted in obese teens' brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obese children 'have more damaged brains' than those who are a healthy weight
Researchers from the Sao Paulo Paulo University in Brazil found obese teenagers had visible signs of destruction in areas responsible for controlling appetite, emotion and pleasure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity may cause premature brain aging
Obesity and poor metabolic health may speed up the aging process in the brains of middle-age adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Protein in fat tissue plays important role in obesity
New findings published inNature suggest a protein present in fat tissue plays an important role in obesity and metabolic disease, and could lead to new approaches for addressing these diseases.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 -- Obese teenagers can have certain brain differences from their thinner peers -- changes that might signal damage from inflammation, a new, preliminary study suggests. Using advanced MRI techniques, researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows
Title: Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated?
Discussion Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles particularly in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the axilla, inguinal, perianal, mammary and inframammary areas. Onset is usually after puberty, in the early 20s. It is more common in females than males. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.05- 4.1%. It can be associated with premature adrenarche, metabolic syndrome and obesity. The lesions are often pruritic, painful, and with malodorous purulent drainage. It often begins with comedomes and tender nodules, and can easily progress to painful abscesses with purulent f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Excess Weight Can Weaken The Flu Shot
Scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Now researchers are trying to figure out why and hope to develop better vaccines.(Image credit: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

10 natural methods to get a good night's sleep
(Natural News) Sleeping is essential to a person’s physical and mental health. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in three American adults does not get enough sleep each night. Not getting enough sleep can lead to many health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and depression. Moreover, a drowsy person is more likely to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Tips for Getting Your Zzzzzz's
SATURDAY, Nov. 23, 2019 -- Many Americans aren't getting a solid seven hours of sleep a night, putting them at risk for diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But it's the brain that needs a good night's sleep the most, according to Dr. Randall... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does obesity increase the risk and severity of falls in people aged 60 years and older? A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies - G R Neri S, Oliveira JS, B Dario A, M Lima R, Tiedemann A.
BACKGROUND: Recent investigations suggest that obesity may be associated with an increased risk of falls; however, this theory has yet to be definitively confirmed. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the strength of the association between o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Nature vs Nurture: What's Fueling the Obesity Epidemic? Nature vs Nurture: What's Fueling the Obesity Epidemic?
In a lively debate on whether nature or nurture determines body weight, two experts set out their respective stalls on whether obesity is primarily genetic or the result of the modern environment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Most of the world's teens aren't getting enough exercise, WHO study warns
Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, warns a World Health Organization-led study released Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Obesity Prevalence Decreased Modestly for Children in WIC
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- During 2010 to 2016, there were modest decreases in obesity prevalence among children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in 73 percent of 56 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) state or... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obese Teens' QOL Improves After Bariatric Surgery Obese Teens' QOL Improves After Bariatric Surgery
Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging
Title: AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain AgingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 22, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program
Title: Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition ProgramCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) examined whether they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, which are among the most common bone fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds: WHO study
Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Majority of The World ’s Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity
Public health experts have worked hard to remind us about the importance of exercise—for mental as well as physical health. Research has linked physical activity to alleviating symptoms of depression; lowering risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity; and living longer. But the first global country-by-country report on teenagers’ physical activity suggests that the vast majority of the world’s teens aren’t getting the message. In a study published Nov. 21 in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, researchers at the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the results of surveys that inclu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Exercise Source Type: news

Teens around the globe far too physically inactive, study shows
8 out of 10 fail to reach WHO daily recommendations; girls less active than boys Related items fromOnMedica Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations FGM rates in Africa fall sharply, study shows Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-fat diets linked to "depression-like" behavior, according to study
(Natural News) Researchers from the U.S. and the U.K. investigated whether obesity is a causative factor for the development of depression and the molecular pathways linked to these two disorders. Their results were published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of depression. To examine the relationship between these two, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State-Specific Prevalence of Obesity Among Children Aged 2-4 Years Enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - United States, 2010-2016
In 2010, the overall upward trend in obesity prevalence turned downward among children aged 2-4 years enrolled in WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 21, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Nutrition Nutrition Assistance Obesity and Overweight Outbreaks Salmonella Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Source Type: news

A School-Based Intervention Using Health Mentors to Address Childhood Obesity by Strengthening School Wellness Policy
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 -- Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows. " Improvements in national, state and caregiver guidance around nutrition and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost one-quarter of adults have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity and weapon carrying at school - Eitle D, Eitle TM.
This study examined the association between obesity and weapon carrying at school, controlling for measures representing the victimization and violent lifestyle theses. We investigated the obesity –weapon carrying association using two waves of data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of injuries of belted occupants among different BMI categories in frontal crashes - Joodaki H, Gepner B, McMurry T, Kerrigan J.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that occupants with obesity are at a greater risk of fatality and serious injury than other occupants in motor vehicle crashes. OBJECTIVE: To provide a more complete description of the most frequent injuries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Obese teens' quality of life improves after weight loss surgery
(Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight Loss Tied to Loss of Hip Bone Density in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Obese and overweight older individuals who lose weight have lower bone mineral density (BMD) in their hips, according to a study published in the November issue of Obesity. Daniel E. Kammire, of the Wake Forest University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and AF: Does the End Justify the Means? Bariatric Surgery and AF: Does the End Justify the Means?
Bariatric surgery may help reduce the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation among obese patients, but it is not without risk. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?Europace (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor in obesity and heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. This speeds expedited resolution of the heart attack injury. Researchers now have used mice that completely lack ALX/FPR2 to learn more about the pathways this resolution sensor uses to target inflammation. Such knowledge will help in finding treatments to delay the human heart failure that often follows a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

70% of teens surveyed engaged with food and beverage brands on social media in 2017
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) 70% of teens surveyed report engaging with food and beverage brands on social media and 35 percent engaged with at least five brands, according to a new study from the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The study found that 93% of the brands that teens reported engaging with on social media were fast food, unhealthy snack foods, candy, and sugary drinks, which are primarily the brands that target them with traditional forms of advertising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Little-known protein appears to play important role in obesity and metabolic disease
(Scripps Research Institute) With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists at Scripps Research have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and metabolism. Their discovery, which appears in Nature, could lead to new approaches for addressing obesity and potentially many other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Average US BMI on the rise despite increasing weight loss efforts
Over a 15 year time period, the number of people in the United States who reported trying to lose weight increased — but so too did the average BMI. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Robotic transplants safe for kidney disease patients with obesity
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients. The study includes data collected over 10 years from more than 230 robotic-assisted kidney transplants in patients with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consuming cholera toxin counteracts age-associated obesity
(Impact Journals LLC) Here the research team tested a safe and well-established microbe-based immune adjuvant to restore immune homeostasis and counteract inflammation-associated obesity in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

LimFlow Shows ‘PROMISE’ During VIVA
A firm that was labeled one of Medtech’s 16 Most Promising Private Companies by Canaccord Genuity earlier this year, has strong results from a study that will help with FDA approval. LimFlow recently announced positive six-month data from the full patient cohort in its PROMISE I early feasibility study of the Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization (pDVA) System. The Paris-based company presented the data during the Vascular Interventional Advances [VIVA] Conference held in Las Vegas, earlier this month. The company’s technology is used for the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischem...
Source: MDDI - November 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers on the rise in younger Canadians: study
A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds an increase in rates of cancer in Canadians under 50. Obesity is just one of several possible mitigating factors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

' Hyperpalatable'  Defined as Foods Driving the Obesity Epidemic'Hyperpalatable'  Defined as Foods Driving the Obesity Epidemic
"We believe that one of the drivers of the obesity epidemic is ready access to energy dense, hyperpalatable foods," says an expert. Having a standard, universal definition is therefore key.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight Gain, Hypertension Seen With Ruxolitinib Weight Gain, Hypertension Seen With Ruxolitinib
Real-world data suggest that patients who take ruxolitinib for myelofibrosis or polycythemia vera may develop obesity and hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Psychological pathway from obesity-related stigma to depression via internalized stigma and self-esteem among adolescents in Taiwan - Lin CY, Tsai MC, Liu CH, Lin YC, Hsieh YP, Strong C.
The objective of this research was to examine the pathway from public stigma, to perceived stigma, to depression in adolescents via internalized stigma. Adolescents in grade 7 through 9 from a junior high school in Changhua County in Taiwan completed self-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Hyperpalatable' Foods Driving Obesity Epidemic
'Hyperpalatable' Defined as Foods Driving the Obesity Epidemic (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015 published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Number of people with obesity almost doubles in 20 years
The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years, according to new analysis from Diabetes UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news