European Obesity Policy Conference addressing obesity: The key to resilient health systems
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) This is a high-level conference on the European obesity epidemic and the crucial role and impact of prevention and treatment in supporting resilient health systems.Delegates will contribute to policy discussion with European thought leaders.Speakers and participants will include representatives from the EU Institutions, OECD, WHO, Member States, patients, academia, healthcare professionals, and disease and therapeutic associations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diet tips: Try a leftover roast or curry for breakfast to shed weight
HOLD that toast - a top doctor reckons a leftover Sunday roast or curry for breakfast is the best way to lose weight. Dr Rangan Chatterjee, of BBC's Doctor In The House, said overweight people should try having their dinner first thing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL engineers, working in association with startup Xsensio, have developed a wearable system that can continually measure the concentration of cortisol - the stress hormone - in human sweat. Their device can eventually help doctors better understand and treat stress-related conditions like burnout and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic increases substance abuse, mental health issues for those struggling with obesity
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The COVID-19 pandemic is having a detrimental impact on substance use, mental health, and weight-related health behaviors among people with obesity, according to a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern and the UTHealth School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scripps Research and Tempus collaborate to study how individual blood sugar levels vary
(Scripps Research Institute) Scripps Research, a globally recognized nonprofit biomedical research institute, today announced a collaborative research program with Tempus, a leader in precision medicine and artificial intelligence, to develop a predictive model of glucose responses in people with and without type 2 diabetes. By understanding individual changes in blood sugar levels, scientists aim to boost efforts to combat the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mexico: Health System Review.
Authors: González Block MÁ, Reyes Morales H, Hurtado LC, Balandrán A, Méndez E Abstract This analysis of the Mexican health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The Mexican health system consists of three main components operating in parallel: 1) employment-based social insurance schemes, 2) public assistance services for the uninsured supported by a financial protection scheme, and 3) a private sector composed of service providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical and medical...
Source: Health systems in transition - February 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Many Cancer Survivors Have Conditions Linked to Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 -- More than half of cancer survivors have underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should There Be Calorie Labels On Alcohol? Experts Say Yes
Mandatory calorie labelling of alcoholic drinks could possibly address both alcohol consumption and obesity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Vices /vices Source Type: news

Alcohol, calories, and obesity: Could labelling make a difference?
(Wiley) Mandatory calorie labelling of alcoholic drinks could possibly address both alcohol consumption and obesity. An analysis published inObesity Reviews summaries the results of studies that have examined consumer knowledge of the calorie content of alcoholic drinks, public support for labelling of calorie content on such drinks, and the effect of labelling on consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senolysis by glutaminolysis inhibition ameliorates various age-associated disorders
(The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) A collaborative research group led by Professor Makoto Nakanishi of the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo (IMSUT) has identified an inhibitor of the glutamate metabolic enzyme GLS1 so that its administration selectively eliminates senescent cells in vivo. They confirmed that the GLS1 inhibitor eliminated senescent cells from various organs and tissues in aged mice, ameliorating age-associated tissue dysfunction and the symptoms of obese diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and NASH. The results of this research were published in 'Science' on January 15,...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and development of obesity and diabetes in adulthood-a mini review - Chu WWE, Chu NF.
Obesity has been steadily rising in the last few decades and to some extent, have been linked to exposure of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs are intense stressors or traumatic events experienced or witnessed by children, ranging from all types o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - February 2021
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. Surgical Adhesive Inspired by Slug Slime Stretchy, sticky gel may benefit oral surgery NIDCR • January 28, 2021 New Genetic Disease Identified Scientists trace cause of disorder affecting brain, facial features NIDCR • January 20, 2021 Obese, Snoring Mini Pigs Show How Air Flows Through th...
Source: NIDCR Science News - February 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The cardiometabolic health benefits of sauna exposure in individuals with high-stress occupations. a mechanistic review - Henderson KN, Killen LG, O'Neal EK, Waldman HS.
Components of the metabolic syndrome (i.e., hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, atherosclerosis) are a leading cause of death in the United States and result in low-grade chronic inflammation, excessive oxidative stress, and the eventual development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Safety of antidepressants in a primary care cohort of adults with obesity and depression - Morriss R, Tyrer F, Zaccardi F, Khunti K.
BACKGROUND: Obesity, depressive disorders and antidepressant drugs are associated with increased mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fractures and falls. We explored outcomes associated with the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in overweig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New research looks at teen bariatric surgery outcomes by age
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have found that both younger and older adolescents have similar weight loss, resolution of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, nutritional impacts and improvement in quality of life after bariatric surgery. These results strongly indicate that, when working with adolescents with severe obesity, age alone should not dissuade providers and patients from pursuing surgery when medically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parent-only treatment for childhood obesity: effective, less costly
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints in Interim Analysis of its Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies met all primary and key secondary endpoints. The topline safety and efficacy data are based on 43,783 participants accruing 468 symptomatic cases of COVID-19. The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate in protecting moderate to severe CO...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Obesity'Clearly' Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC Obesity'Clearly' Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC
For the first time, a large multicenter study explores the effects of obesity on outcomes among patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Obesity may exacerbate the effects of Alzheimer's disease, new study shows
(University of Sheffield) New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to test for diabetes: Quiz explains risk of developing high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES risk could increase if you're overweight, pass more urine than normal, or even develop unexplained dizziness. But how are you supposed to know if you could have high blood sugar? Here's how to test for diabetes at home by using a simple quiz. Do you have any diabetes symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Time of Day to Exercise
Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diabetes Biorhythms Sleep Obesity Weight Physiological Reports Source Type: news

Falls, fractures, and areal bone mineral density in older adults with sarcopenic obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Gandham A, Mesinovic J, Jansons P, Zengin A, Bonham MP, Ebeling PR, Scott D.
Sarcopenia and obesity are common conditions in older adults that may have differing effects on falls and fracture risk. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether older adults with sarcopenic obesity have increased risk of falls a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise
The condition causes a high rate of healthcare utilization, focusing on the need to address the underlying comorbidities including obesity, the authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Specific clinical management, RCGP (updated 22nd January 2021)
This resource provides guidance on managing COVID-19 alongside the following specific clinical conditions: Addison's Allergy Asthma Cancer Diabetes Mental health Obesity Patients with hearing loss. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementation Research to Achieve Health Related #SDGs
By Shafi BhuiyanTORONTO, Canada, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. The main focus of the SDGs is to improve equity to meet the needs of women, children and disadvantaged populations in particular. Shafi Bhuiyan PhDTraditionally, a mother nurtures a family through care, support, and love. Hence, the health of a family starts with the health of the mother. Maternal health is often overlooked in many countries, focusing only on treating complications when deemed ‘necessary’. However, contrary to that, maternal health care ne...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shafi Bhuiyan Tags: Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study helps understand why kids of obese mothers may be susceptible to metabolic diseases
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The phenomenon may be associated with a deficiency of the protein mitofusin-2 in the mother's eggs, which affects the shape and functioning of mitochondria. The finding was based on experiments with mice conducted at the Federal University of S ã o Carlos and reported in the journalMolecular Human Reproduction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Little Evidence of Benefit With Short-Term Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Little Evidence of Benefit With Short-Term Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement
Short-term weight loss before a total knee replacement is unlikely to reduce surgical risk or improve outcomes and might contribute to development of sarcopenic obesity, a critical review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibody Drops Fat, Ups Muscle in Obesity, Diabetes Monoclonal Antibody Drops Fat, Ups Muscle in Obesity, Diabetes
' Blockade of the activin receptor with bimagrumab could provide a novel pharmacologic approach for managing patients with type 2 diabetes with excess adiposity,'researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

There ’s No Easy Fix for Children’s Weight Gain
Experts advise families to avoid blaming themselves and to look for opportunities to congratulate children for healthy behaviors and good decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Food Insecurity Income Inequality Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Exercise Families and Family Life Weight Source Type: news

Parenting with a substance abuse history: the moderating role of parenting behaviors on obesity and internalizing symptoms in adolescence - Lanza HI, Pittman P, Hser YI.
Although numerous studies have shown that child obesity is associated with internalizing symptoms, relatively few studies have examined the role of parenting behaviors on this relationship. Youth meeting obesity status may be at higher risk of psychosocial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antibody Drop Fat, Up Muscle in Obesity, Diabetes
Monoclonal Antibody Drops Fat, Ups Muscle in Obesity, Diabetes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dietary adherence and the fight against obesity
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While eating less and moving more are the basics of weight control and obesity treatment, finding ways to help people adhere to a weight-loss regimen is more complicated. Understanding what features make a diet easier or more challenging to follow can help optimize and tailor dietary approaches for obesity treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When -- not what -- obese mice ate reduced breast cancer risk
(University of California - San Diego) University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers report that intermittent fasting reduced breast cancer risk in obese mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Visible fluid build-up in the body is a warning sign
FATTY liver disease symptoms: One in five Britons are in the early stages of the condition. Do you fit the risk profile? Overweight men in their 50s are most likely to be affected, but it can happen to anyone. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Drinking too much water could be a sign of polydipsia
TYPE 2 DIABETES typically develops after the age of 40; people particularly at risk of developing the condition have a family history of type 2 diabetes, or are overweight. Are you suffering from polydipsia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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