Diabetes type 2 warning - the symptom on your teeth you shouldn’t ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include feeling very tired, passing more urine than normal, and even unexplained weight loss. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this sign on your teeth. Should you speak to a doctor about diabetes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed outcomes for 63 young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - sign that ‘suddenly appears on your skin’ you shouldn’t ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, feeling very tired, and passing more urine than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this sign that “suddenly appears”. Could you be at risk of diabetes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss
Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Discovery of genetic variants could lead to new weight loss medicines
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new paper co-authored by MRC researchers. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Intragastric balloons for weight loss linked to punctures to stomach and esophagus, Health Canada says
Health Canada says it is aware of Canadian and international reports of complications, including deaths, associated with using intragastric balloons for weight loss. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity? Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity?
The pilot study'is a great step forward'to establish feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a weight-loss procedure designed to suppress appetite, but will not replace bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Weight Loss Aid
BOSTON (CBS) — The FDA has approved a new weight loss aid not just for people who are obese, but people who are overweight as well. It’s called “Plenity” and it’s an oral hydrogel capsule made of cellulose and citric acid. When it enters the stomach, it releases thousands of particles that absorb water, forming small pieces of gel that increase the volume of the stomach and small intestine and make patients feel full. The manufacturer says in clinical trials, when taken before lunch and dinner, six out of 10 adults lost at least 5% of their body weight within six months. It’s designed no...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Mom's Gestational Diabetes Ups Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Kids Mom's Gestational Diabetes Ups Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Kids
If a child develops polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, or fatigue, and his or her mother had gestational diabetes, test for diabetes, says the lead author of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Growth hormone promotes weight gain
A new study, published inNature Communications, suggests that growth hormone acts on the hypothalamus to increase appetite and reduce energy metabolism in weight loss.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Loss Drug. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription drug meant to help with weight loss and weight management. The drug, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Management Device. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight managemen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

FDA clears Gelesis weight-loss hydrogel pill Plenity
  [Image from Gelesis]Gelesis (Boston) recently announced that it has received FDA clearance for its Plenity weight management prescription drug. The drug is a weight management aid for adults who have a body mass index of 25-40 kg/m2 and is supposed to be used with diet and exercise. It can be used in people with and without comorbidities like hypertension, type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia. The company says that there is no restriction on how long the drug can be used in weight management. “This FDA clearance is a major milestone for the Gelesis team and our technology, and we are thrilled to be able to bring th...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss Gelesis Inc. Source Type: news

PureTech Health-affiliated weight loss drug gets FDA approval
Nearly two decades after being founded, life sciences company-creator and incubator PureTech Health has helped bring its first product to market. PureTech-affiliate Gelesis last week received FDA approval for a weight-loss capsule that releases a special formatted gel that fills up a portion of a person's stomach. Overweight subjects who took the prescription drug, Plenity, before eating were almost twice as likely to meet a weight loss goa l, according to clinical trial data. Plenity is the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
(Children's National Health System) Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The amino acid based capsules proven to help shed pounds
BEST supplements for weight loss: Shedding the pounds is no easy feat, and while diet and exercise are two things you should prioritise to achieve your goal, some experts have shown taking an amino acid based supplement can offer some assistance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Science-backed benefits that will make you grab a bowl of pistachios
(Natural News) Did you know that pistachios, which are considered nuts, are actually seeds? When eaten in moderation, pistachios can promote weight loss and even improve your blood glucose levels. Pistachios and their health benefits Pistachios come from the fruits of a desert plant called Pistacia vera. These nutrient-rich green nuts are full of antioxidants, fiber, and protein.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about low-carb, high-fat diets
A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person consuming fewer carbohydrates and more fat and protein. This encourages the body to burn fat and leads to weight loss. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more about its possible benefits and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Apr 12 2019 This Week in Cardiology Apr 12 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Super-saturated oxygen in STEMI, Medicaid expansion and CV mortality, pacemakers in patients with HFpEF, HF readmissions, and exercise vs diet for weight loss are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A Brazilian study shows that, like leptin, growth hormone contributes directly to energy conservation when the body loses weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obalon taps Cowen to explore ‘ strategic alternatives ’
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) today tapped an advisory firm to explore “strategic alternatives,” a week after revealing plans to cut its workforce in half. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company, which makes a gas-filled balloon designed to treat obesity, said April 3 that it would lay off 49 of its 100 employees, including all of its direct sales force, in a pivot toward retail. Today the company said it hired investment bank Cowen “as an independent financial advisor to assist in exploring financial and strategic alternatives” to explore “a wide range of financial and strategic alternativ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Mindfulness Improves Eating Behavior and Weight Loss Mindfulness Improves Eating Behavior and Weight Loss
A new study examines the beneficial effects of mindfulness-based eating behavior strategies among patients who attended an obesity service.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Gives Former Football Player His Life Back
Treatment TermsWeight Loss Surgery Information SessionsDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight loss surgery Overview Ronald Utley of Wendell weighed 635 pounds and was suffering from leg ulcers, gout, and other serious health issues when he decided it was time to consider weight loss surgery. Nearly one year after undergoing a duodenal switch at Duke, he ’s down to 389 and feeling good about his journey toward his goal weight. Hero Image2019_ronaldutley_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Are You a Candidate? CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI Patient Name Ron Utley Patient Photo Gender Male Patient St...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Epitomee Medical raises $8m for novel weight-loss device
Early-stage medical device developer Epitomee Medical said today that it raised $8 million in a new round of equity financing to support its novel Epitomee Capsule “shapeshifting” pill intended to prevent diabetes and promote weight loss. The Israel-based company said that its Epitomee Capsule contains a shape-shifting scaffold that, after it is ingested, helps the body have an early sensation of fullness and prolonged gastric emptying through direct mechanosensory stimulation. The pills are designed to be taken twice a day to lower caloric intake and promote weight loss, Epitomee Medical said. “The Epito...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Wall Street Beat Weight loss epitomeemedical Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon touts economic study of magnetic Torax GERD device
This study suggests that perception may be short-sighted in that insurance plans can provide better care for their GERD patients at a similar cost to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication when you factor in the greater reductions in medical costs after the procedure.” “This study demonstrated that the Linx System was cost effective and should be more widely covered by insurers,” added Ethicon endomechanical president Tom O’Brien. “Ethicon will continue to help support studies that enable clinicians, patients, insurers and health systems to make the best possible decisions about which treatments w...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Vitamins and Supplements Can ’t Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says
Roughly 90% of American adults do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but many are trying to make up for it by popping pills. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 75% of U.S. adults take a dietary supplement of some kind. Multivitamins, many people believe, are a one-step way to get the nutrients they need. But new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that vitamins and supplements may not be enough to keep you healthy. Nutrients consumed via supplements do not improve health and longevity as effectively as those consumed through foods, according to the study. While getting the rig...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key to Keeping Off Excess Pounds Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key to Keeping Off Excess Pounds
' Striking'results show those who maintained weight loss ate roughly the same number of calories as overweight/obese controls but exercised more. Experts wonder what drives them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The fermented supplement proven to help shed pounds
BEST supplements for weight loss: When it comes to losing weight, eating a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise are recommended. But some evidence has also demonstrated how a certain supplement can help a person shed their extra pounds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog dies from a tropical disease in the first ever UK case
The three-year-old Shih Tzu, who lived in Hertfordshire, became increasingly ill with vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss over three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - how many times do you wee in a day? Hidden toilet signs revealed
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can include unexplained weight loss, having an unquenchable thirst, and feeling very tired. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar signs if you pass more urine than normal. How many times do you use the toilet in a single day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Why being positive keeps you slim: Psychologist explains how your mindset is linked to weight loss
According to Dr Aria, a Harley Street psychologist who specializes in sustainable weight loss, your emotional health can determine how effective your weight loss strategy is and how far you go. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Key to Staying Slim After Weight Loss: Study
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- If you've lost a bunch of weight and want to keep those pounds from piling back on, you'll need to make regular physical activity a part of your life. New research looking at people who lost 30 pounds or more and kept it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

So You've Had Weight-Loss Surgery. Now What?
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Eating habits and physical activity have a greater impact on weight-loss surgery's long-term success than measures like counting calories, a new study finds. Researchers also found that evaluation of patients'mental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk
People who tend to frequently switch between digital media devices appear to have a greater risk of obesity, according to the findings of a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Looking to Make Big Weight Changes? Start Small
Have you resolved to lose weight? A dietitian suggests breaking your big weight loss goal into smaller, more realistic steps you can take to improve your quality of life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obalon Cuts Half of Its Staff in Restructuring
Obesity treatment specialist Obalon Therapeutics is set to cut its staff by 50% in a move that includes the elimination of its direct sales force and a reduction in headquarters staff. The firm said it was jettisoning off its sales force to transition to a new selling model intended to efficiently use the existing resources to develop the market and drive revenue. In a release, Obalon CEO Kelly Huang, Ph.D said, “Our new selling model will focus on more centralized customer support and marketing programs intended to drive higher levels of engagement, and may include pilot programs that can be more efficie...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes rapid weight gain?
Most people ’s body weight fluctuates over time, but rapid weight gain can sometimes indicate a medical issue. In this article, learn about which conditions can cause rapid weight gain as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Obalon to lay off half its workforce in retail pivot
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it’s planning to lay off 50% of its employees, including all of its direct sales force, in a pivot toward retail. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company, which makes a gas-filled balloon designed to treat obesity, said it hopes to cut its expenses by 35% during the second quarter after one-time charges of $1 million. The move also involves elimination of 49 direct field sales and headquarters emnployees, Obalon said. The company employed 100 full-time workers as of Dec. 31, 2019, according to a regulatory filing. “As a result, the company expects to transition to a ne...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Bariatric embolization is well tolerated in severely obese adults and is associated with weight loss for up to 12 months, according to a study published online April 2 in Radiology. Clifford R. Weiss, M.D., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements
(Wiley) In a study reported in Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics, 44 men with liver injury, attributed to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements, experienced a uniform and distinctive pattern of signs and symptoms that were often prolonged, difficult to treat, and accompanied by disability and weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme
Patients on the programme have lost an average of 3.4kg - over one kilogram more than originally predicted Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rise in number of major limb amputations
Increasing prevalence of diabetes is responsible and white men are most likely to require amputations Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Bariatric surgery could reduce heart disease risk in diabetics One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an omega-6 fatty acid. People use CLA as a dietary supplement for weight loss, bodybuilding, and diabetes. In this article, we look at what the research says about the possible benefits, risks, and uses of CLA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Interventional radiology procedure tamps obesity
Using a minimally invasive procedure known as bariatric embolization, interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI offers view of liver fat loss in obese patients SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity MRI monitors fat for bariatric surgery SIR: Interventional radiology makes life better for patients Embolization procedure aids in weight loss (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?
New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Liquid Meal Replacements Cut Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- Liquid meal replacements in weight loss diets lead to modest reductions in cardiometabolic risk factors for overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online March 28 in Diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer survivor, 20, who was given days to live offers to refund the £3,000 put towards her funeral
Xsara Sanderson, 20, of Sc.horpe, was told she had stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma last July after experiencing unexplained weight loss, and chest and neck pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight loss: How the 'love hormone' might help
An intriguing new study demonstrates that an oxytocin nasal spray can change the way that people's brains respond to images of unhealthful food. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news