CTA effective for detecting arterial bleeding
CT angiography (CTA) is an effective initial imaging exam for determining the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dual-energy CT, CTA reveal COVID-19 lung patterns How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk? COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists sound the alarm: Lockdowns may escalate the obesity epidemic
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Emotional stress, economic anxiety, physical inactivity and social distance - locking down society to combat COVID-19 creates psychosocial insecurity that leads to obesity, warn three Danish researchers. Counter measures are needed if we are to keep the public both metabolically healthy and safe from the coronavirus (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental Factors Tied to Childhood Obesity
Smoking during pregnancy strongly associated with higher BMI in offspring (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 12, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Moms' Obesity May Affect Fetal Brain Development
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Obesity during pregnancy may hinder fetal brain development, a new study suggests. Development of brain areas involved in decision-making and behavior may be affected as early as the second trimester, New York University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How can referrals of obese patients to the local exercise referral scheme be increased? A UK based primary care quality improvement study, SFHFT
This organisation designed and implemented an alert on the electronic health records of patients who were obese, and sent them an electronic text message, inviting them to use the local exercise referral scheme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Factors Tied to Childhood Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Childhood obesity is associated with multiple environmental factors, including exposure to smoking and air pollution, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Martine Vrijheid, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Being overweight increases risk of severe Covid-19 by at least 40%, study finds
Researchers led by University College London analysed data from more than 300,000 people from England. They found extra weight is linked with 'higher odds' of admission to hospital with Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying molecular targets to prevent obesity-induced cardiovascular diseases
(University of Houston) In the early stages of obesity, cells located in the inner layer of the arteries become dysfunctional which can lead to heart disease and death. A University of Houston researcher has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to observe how those endothelial cells lose their protective function and why they become more susceptible to injury by obesity-related damaging factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Maternal obesity and the risk of early-onset hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Pregnant obese women were more at risk of experiencing early and late-onset hypertensive disorders, and that risk progressively increased in women with higher body mass indexes (BMI), according to a study led by researchers at UTHealth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robot technology for everyone or only for the average person?
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Robot technology is being used more and more in health rehabilitation and in working life. Exoskeletons are one technology with great potential. But this technology is often developed for the average person. So what about people who are small and thin, or tall and overweight? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) Researchers found a striking association between BMI and risk for death among patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19. The association was independent of obesity-related comorbities and other potential confounders. Their findings also suggest that high BMI was more strongly associated with COVID-19 mortality in younger adults and male patients, but not in female patients and older adults. A retrospective cohort study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Obesity increases risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 patients
Adults with severe obesity are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal PNAS. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients
Women with PCOS often struggle to conceive, but a new study links weight loss following bariatric surgery in very obese PCOS patients to high rates of pregnancy and live births.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Increased breast cancer risk in obesity linked to fat cell chemicals
(Society for Endocrinology) Obesity increases the release of tumour-promoting molecules from fat tissue and is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer. The study found that fat tissue from people with obesity released increased amounts of extracellular vesicles (EV's) enriched in harmful and inflammatory molecules into the blood stream, which can alter breast cancer cells to become more aggressive and invasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The seven diet myths that stop you losing weight
DR CLARE BAILEY: For more than 30 years I've been a GP, and though I hope I have been a good one, I owe many of my overweight patients an apology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity emerges as risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness
Advanced age has long been recognized as the leading risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, but obesity is emerging as a major concern. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHA News: What Do Heart Patients Need to Know About COVID-19 Now?
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- In the months since COVID-19 emerged, medical experts have learned a lot about the threat it poses to people with issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Vaccine may be less effective in obese adults
Health experts say obese adults have chronic mild inflammation, which may lead to an impaired T-cell response to a vaccine, and that could leave one of the most at-risk populations vulnerable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID-19 Vaccine Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID-19 Vaccine
In the US, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Postpartum Tubal Ligation Safe in Women With Obesity Postpartum Tubal Ligation Safe in Women With Obesity
' Even among women in the highest BMI category, this procedure is safe and effective. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Being overweight or obese when an individual is in their 20s to 40s is associated with an increased risk for dementia development later on, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Severe COVID-19, But Age Matters
Obesity only posed a risk for people under 65, researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
It has been known for decades that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In the past few months it has been seen that excess weight puts individuals at risk of worse outcomes from coronavirus (Covid-19). This policy paper outlines actions the government will take to tackle obesity and help adults and children to live healthier lives. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass for Kidney Protection? Gastric Bypass for Kidney Protection?
Obesity takes a toll on the kidney, but weight loss through medications and lifestyle is challenging. A study from Sweden suggests that gastric bypass surgery could help prevent renal decline.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

US obesity epidemic could undermine effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine
Vaccines protecting against influenza, hepatitis B and rabies are less effective for obese people. As scientists develop a Covid-19 vaccine, experts say obesity could be an impediment, a sobering prospect for the US, where nearly half of all adults are obese. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity not defined by weight, says new Canada guideline
A new Canadian clinical guideline aims to reduce stigma against overweight patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remote Weight - Loss Program Optimized to Cut Costs, Maximize Results
New method yielded best results, lower costs for overweight adults assigned to weight - loss programs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

New obesity guidelines shift focus to root causes rather than weight loss
New Canadian guidelines for treatment of obesity call for a shift in focus to the root causes rather than weight loss alone, which means doctors working with patients to understand underlying issues like genetics, trauma and mental-health issues. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Study: Obesity puts older African-Americans at higher risk for severe COVID-19
Elevated body mass index, a measure that identifies people who are overweight or obese, raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African-Americans, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African American BMi associated with severe COVID-19 and ICU admission
(The Obesity Society) Body mass index (BMI) is associated with the development of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and admission to intensive care units (ICU) in African Americans, according to a single center, retrospective cross-sectional study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. This is the first study that focuses specifically on the risk factors within an African-American population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New obesity guideline: Address root causes as foundation of obesity management
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) besity management should focus on outcomes that patients consider to be important, not weight loss alone, and include a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of obesity, according to a new clinical practice guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191707. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coca-Cola's work with scientists was a 'low point in history of public health'
A team of international researchers say the non-profit GEBN was 'front group' for Coca-Cola to promote that a lack of exercise, not a bad diet or sugar, is driving the US obesity epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Risk for Intubation, Death With COVID - 19 in Adults < 65
Risk highest for those with class 3 obesity; link mainly seen in adults younger than 65 years of age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Using an adjunctive treatment to address psychological distress in a national weight management program: results of an integrated pilot study - Evans-Hudnall G, Odafe MO, Johnson A, Armenti N, O'Neil J, Lawson E, Trahan LH, Rassu FS.
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is highly comorbid with psychological symptoms in veterans, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Obese veterans with comorbid psychological symptoms often display suboptimal weight loss and poor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Risk for Intubation, Death With COVID-19 in Adults & lt;65
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 -- Obesity is associated with an increased risk for intubation or death among hospitalized adults with COVID-19, with the association observed in adults younger than 65 years but not in older adults, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease despite a normal weight
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba found significant differences in the clinical presentation of non-obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) based on their sex and body mass index. They found that non-obese NAFLD patients had lower muscle mass and strength (pre-sarcopenia) compared to obese NAFLD patients. Further, fat accumulation in muscles was more common among women. These findings help us understand the clinical presentation of NAFLD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus doctor's diary: How gardening could help in the fight against obesity
In Bradford, community schemes offer a novel approach to promoting healthy lifestyles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants Ethicon Breakthrough Device Designation for Monarch-enabled NeuWave Microwave Ablation Technology
New Brunswick, N.J., July 30, 2020 – Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Company**, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for transbronchial microwave ablation technology using robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, which is currently under development. The Breakthrough Devices Program is a voluntary program for certain medical devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions. The goal of the Breakthrough Devices Program is to provide patients and health car...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Under 50 and Overweight? Odds for Dementia Increase
Title: Under 50 and Overweight? Odds for Dementia IncreaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 31, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Insight on novel genetic approaches to metabolic liver diseases
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Faculty from Wayne State University's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are leading a team of researchers to understand the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in hopes of developing a treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Food Companies Go About Shaping Public Health Policy in Their Favour
[The Conversation Africa] Obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health problems in South Africa. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues. Such policies include restrictions on marketing of junk food to children and improvements to food labelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Under 50 and Overweight? Your Odds for Dementia Later May Rise
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Need fresh motivation to lose some weight? New research suggests that young adults who are overweight or obese face a higher risk for dementia in their golden years. For the study, the researchers looked at just over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity linked to reduced fertility in men
According to a study published inObesity Reviews, obesity is associated with poor reproductive health and reduced sperm count in men.Endocrinology Network (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity: fat returns
Like faddy eating regimes, investing in the weight-loss trade can disappoint (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
(University of British Columbia) Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, according to new UBC research published today in PLOS One. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in Young Adulthood Tied to Later Venous Thromboembolism
Men with higher BMI in young adulthood showed an incrementally increasing risk for VTE (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
It has been known for decades that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In the past few months it has been seen that excess weight puts individuals at risk of worse outcomes from coronavirus (Covid-19). This policy paper outlines actions the government will take to tackle obesity and help adults and children to live healthier lives. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plan to get more bikes on road wobbles as UK tackles obesity
A plan by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get more Britons cycling has got off to a rocky start, with a website offering bicycle repair vouchers crashing at launch (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Made from fruit juice' claims make people think sweets healthy
Waitrose's Fruit Jellies, which proudly claim to be 'made with fruit juice', are loaded with a staggering 62g of the sweet stuff in half a packet (100g). It comes amid a UK crack-down on obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in Young Adulthood Tied to Later Venous Thromboembolism
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- Men who are obese or severely obese in young adulthood have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) later in life, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine. K. Glise... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news