Application of screening methods for weight-loss compounds and identification of new impurities in counterfeit drugs - Lee JH, Park HN, Kim NS, Park S, Bogonda G, Oh K, Kang H.
With the increasing prevalence of obesity, the use of counterfeit drugs for weight loss is widespread owing to their easy and rapid availability. Since counterfeit weight-loss drugs are not prepared under the rigorous standard of Good Manufacturing Practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Drops Heart Disease, Death Risk for Diabetics
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- For people who are obese and have type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery leads to more than a slimmer figure. It also reduces the risk of heart complications and premature death by about 40% compared to standard medical care,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obese Teen Boys More Prone to Heart Attacks in Middle Age
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Teen boys who are overweight or obese may be more likely to have a heart attack before they're old enough to retire, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 1.7 million men in Sweden born between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obese Teen Boys More Prone to Heart Attacks in Middle Age
Title: Obese Teen Boys More Prone to Heart Attacks in Middle AgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Relationship between obesity and balance in the community-dwelling elderly population: a cross-sectional analysis - Lee JJ, Hong DW, Lee SA, Soh Y, Yang M, Choi KM, Won CW, Chon J.
The objective of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes
A review of patient records finds startling differences, but critics say a clinical trial must be done. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Bariatric Surgery Diabetes Obesity Weight Heart Stroke Cleveland Clinic Journal of the American Medical Assn Nissen, Steven E Surgery and Surgeons your-feed-science United States Medtronic Inc Source Type: news

Molecule that promotes obesity identified
A molecule derived from cholesterol promotes body fat deposition, even if a healthy diet is followed, according to a study published inEndocrinology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 2, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Dramatically Lowers the Risk of Early Death, a New Study Finds
For decades, doctors have known that losing weight can significantly lower risk of heart disease and by extension, reduce the risk of dying from heart-related events such as stroke and heart attack. Studies have shown that both lifestyle changes including diet and exercise as well as medications and weight-loss surgery can improve heart disease risk factors such as obesity and diabetes, for example, but data supporting the benefits of any of these approaches in actually lowering rates of heart events such as heart attack and atrial fibrillation, or in reducing early deaths from heart disease, have been less robust. The dat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized diabetes Heart Disease Source Type: news

Overweight children are at higher risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age
High blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking before the age of 19 also raise the risk, say Oxford researchers. The findings are strong evidence that childhood lifestyle has a big impact later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery
(Reuters Health) - For obese diabetics in a large U.S. study, weight-loss surgery was linked with a significant reduction in long-term rates of major cardiovascular problems. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Over 100,000 cancer patients each year diagnosed too late
Cancer Research UK says thousands more radiologists, oncologists and radiographers needed to hit early diagnosis targets Related items fromOnMedica GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Better cancer treatment remains a ‘major’ public ‘priority’ Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people
New research highlights some of the overall health benefits that alternate-day fasting has for healthy individuals who do not have obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: ‘Health’ drinks containing more sugar than doughnuts - what are they?
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person ’s blood sugar to be too high. A high-sugar diet has been linked with an increased incidence of the condition due to the links between high sugar intake and obesity. When it comes to ‘health’ drinks, which one’s contain the most sugar? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culture of Health Sentinel Community Insights
A set of three reports describe efforts to promote health and well-being that have emerged from looking across 30 Sentinel Communities. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health National Local or community-based Source Type: news

Gene therapy as an obesity treatment
Gene therapy can decrease adiposity and reverse metabolic impairments in mice, according to a study published inGenome Research.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes, obesity: Is gene editing the answer?
In a new study in obese, diabetic mice, researchers used a modified CRISPR gene editing tool to reduce body weight and improve signs of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Exercise in pregnancy may protect obese mothers-to-be and their children from health problems
Obese mice ran on a treadmill before and during pregnancy in a study at the University of Cambridge. Scientists found exercise helped the mice control their blood sugar levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promoting congregant health in faith-based organizations across Los Angeles County, 2013-2016 - Robles B, Wright TG, Caldwell J, Kuo T.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) launched the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Project in fall 2013. As the local arm of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), this project partnered with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing on TB
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Plant-based diets risk worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
UK is failing to recommend or monitor dietary levels of choline, nutritionist warns Related items fromOnMedica Healthy lifestyles may offset dementia risk, study finds Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Exercise tackles ‘genetic’ obesity Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Striking picture shows how one is much slimmer after being given a gene therapy that slashes fat 
Scientists in South Korea silenced a specific gene which plays a role in fat storage. An obese mouse lost 20 per cent of its weight, far higher than drugs sold in the UK and US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to exercise, age is just a number – SHOCKING study shows that even the elderly can benefit from working out
(Natural News) Exercising helps you maintain a healthy weight, which then prevents conditions linked to obesity such as heart disease. According to a recent study, even the elderly can benefit from physical activity, as long as they work out regularly. The study was published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Physical activity and mortality risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Habits of EMS Workers to be Studied
Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration A new study at the University of Buffalo will look into the eating habits of EMS workers.   As former emergency medical services (EMS) workers, Dave Hostler and Brian Clemency know how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working long shifts at odd hours. That’s why the UB researchers proposed a study aimed at understanding the nutrition practices of EMS workers. Their proposal was one of three selected for $5,000 in pilot funding by the National Association of EMS Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Foundation, two natio...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

Eating Habits of EMS Workers to be Studied
Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration A new study at the University of Buffalo will look into the eating habits of EMS workers.   As former emergency medical services (EMS) workers, Dave Hostler and Brian Clemency know how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working long shifts at odd hours. That’s why the UB researchers proposed a study aimed at understanding the nutrition practices of EMS workers. Their proposal was one of three selected for $5,000 in pilot funding by the National Association of EMS Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Foundation, two natio...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

Our Food Systems Need Transformation
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Aug 28 2019 (IPS) The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going hungry, according the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019). In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health” 1. Another report 2 describes the situation even more worrying: “At the global level, one person in three is malnourished today and one in two could be malnourished by 2030 in a business-as-usual scenario. While hunger remains a critical concern, malnutr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Obesity Harming Strides Made Against Heart Disease
Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines May Speed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Diagnosis Guidelines May Speed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Diagnosis
With the condition considered"vastly undiagnosed," recommendations include simplified screening, optimal treatment options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Central Obesity Tied to CAD in Postmenopausal Chest Pain
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women with stable chest pain, central obesity, but not overall obesity, is associated with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Menopause. Jun Hwan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Losing 20 lb Improves Knee Replacement Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- Losing at least 20 lb before total knee arthroplasty is associated with better outcomes among morbidly obese patients, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. Benjamin J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Associations between walkability and youth obesity: differences by urbanicity - Stowe EW, Hughey SM, Hallum SH, Kaczynski AT.
Background: Attributes of the built environment, such as neighborhood walkability, have been linked to increased physical activity and reduced obesity risk. This relationship, however, has prima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease
Title: Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Red wine drinkers are healthier than non-drinkers study claims
Moderate red wine drinkers have better gut health, lower levels of obesity and lower degrees of “bad” cholesterol than non-drinkers, according to a new study. Researchers found that downing the odd glass of red actually improves our health in the gut. Scientists from King’s College London discovered that people who drank red wine had an increased gut “microbiota diversity” – a sign of gut health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red wine may boost gut microbiome diversity
And be linked to lower levels of obesity and ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggests twin study Related items fromOnMedica Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk Hospitals to target smokers and heavy drinkers Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Global cancer burden set to soar Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs are diagnosing cancers earlier
Fewer cancers being diagnosed as emergencies Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards NHS annual cancer checks top two million Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival NICE calls on GPs to diagnose cancer sooner (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Special populations: disaster care considerations in chronically ill, pregnant, and morbidly obese patients - Dempsey TM, Lapinsky SC, Melnychuk E, Lapinsky SE, Reed MJ, Niven AS.
Special populations, which include the morbidly obese and patients with chronic, complex medical conditions that require long-term health care services and infrastructure, are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality when these services are disrupted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Heart disease progress is slowing or stalling, study says. Obesity is likely to blame.
Death rates from heart disease, diabetes and stroke have been decreasing, but the rates are not decreasing as much as they once were — amplifying concerns that the obesity epidemic is undoing progress in the fight for heart health. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Obesity may blunt your taste buds, study suggests
Although the study was carried out in rats, the researchers at Binghamton University in New York say the likelihood of the same results occurring in obese humans is 'good'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds. After 2010, the rate of deaths from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A polygenic score for body mass index is associated with depressive symptoms via early life stress: Evidence for gene-environment correlation - Avinun R, Hariri AR.
Increasing childhood obesity rates are associated with not only adverse physical, but also mental health outcomes, including depression. These negative outcomes may be caused and/or exacerbated by the bullying and shaming overweight individuals experience.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cancer patients to get personalised support
£18m funding for cancer support workers Related items fromOnMedica Better cancer treatment remains a ‘major’ public ‘priority’ Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Is the NHS ready for ‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy? Scotland launches its ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

September 2019
Teen Suicide : Understanding the Risk and Getting Help Preventing Falls : Tips to Keep You on Your Feet Migraine Trainer Sleeping With Artificial Light Linked to Obesity Volunteers Needed for Caregiving Study STEM Teaching Resources (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea is your new go-to cuppa, thanks to its anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) Green tea is a popular health drink in many parts of the world. In a recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers found that green tea helps regulate weight and prevent gut inflammation. “Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and we know that just telling people to eat less and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Children Learn to Eat Well
We have a childhood obesity problem, but there are also problems with encouraging children to lose weight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Eating Disorders Exercise Mental Health and Disorders Weight Watchers International Inc Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are the health benefits when kids play sports?
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in America. One in every 5 children and adolescents in the U.S. is considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An important tool for keeping kids healthy is participation in youth sports, and it's not just because of the physical activity. Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health
A new review-based advisory has compared the benefits of two prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications for cardiovascular health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Weight Loss Feasible Regardless of Psychiatric Meds Use
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Participants in a weight loss intervention can lose weight regardless of psychiatric medication use, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in Obesity. Sean Wharton, M.D., from the Wharton Medical Clinic in Toronto,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions
New research challenges the prevalent belief that it is glucose that drives chronic inflammation in obesity and obesity-related type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Daily polypill cuts heart attack/ stroke risk by more than 20%
Might substantially cut cardiovascular disease rates if adopted widely, especially in low and middle income countries, suggest researchers Related items fromOnMedica Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Should we recognise obesity as a disease? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Posh branded ready meals can have up to THREE TIMES the fat of cheaper supermarket alternatives
A vegetable lasagne from COOK has 23.1g of saturated fat in one portion. Customers won't be aware of how unhealthy their dinner is, a British obesity charity said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown fat filters branched-chain amino acids
Brown fat helps protect against obesity and diabetes by filtering branched-chain amino acids from the blood, according to research published inNature.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news