Obesity

Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'medicare For All' Would Require Obesity Laws

Proponents of "Medicare for All" often point towards European nations with universal healthcare systems to prove that single-payer could work here. The global ramifications of inevitably immolating our medical research and development aside, there's...
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump's Annual Physical Shows Him to Be Obese But in Good Health Details from President Donald Trump's annual physical exam show him to be...
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In Latest Physical, Trump Proclaimed Healthy, But Obese

The president also has upped his dose of rosuvastatin to 40 mg daily. Medscape Medical News

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Trump Technically Obese, Despite Doctor's Clean Bill Of Health

President Donald Trump gained four pounds over the last year, according to a new assessment from his doctor, a weight increase that makes him technically obese.But Trump's doctor, Sean Conley, nonetheless determined that the president "remains...
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Heart Health Begins In Childhood: 5 Tips From A Pediatrician

Heart health starts in childhood to avoid cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Kids today have developed so many bad health habits that they are facing heart attacks in their 30s. Many experts predict they will be the first...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Childhood Obesity, Cardiology, Hypertension, Diabetes

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Obesity Linked To Adverse Events In Children With Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- For children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), obesity is associated with an increased risk for adverse events during premaintenance chemotherapy, according to a study published in the February issue of Pediatric...
Related topics: Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Medical Research

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Unfit Teens Often Grow Into Sickly Middle Age, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Teen boys who are unfit and/or obese have higher odds for chronic disease and disability as adults, according to a large Swedish study. Researchers followed more than 1 million boys for an average of 28 years, starting...
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Accelerated Risk Of Mobility Loss For People Aged 60+ Tied To Excess Weight/inactivity

The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study.
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Psa: If You're Not Morbidly Obese, You'd Better Check Your 'thin Privilege'

There's a new campaign aimed at forcing people who are not morbidly obese to acknowledge their "thin privilege," as the movement against fat-shaming ratchets up another level.What are the details?Last week, BBC Sesh — an offshoot of the British...
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Fitness, Bmi In Adolescence Tied To Subsequent Disability

Low physical fitness and obesity during teenage years are linked to disability later in life, new data suggest. Medscape Medical News

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Low Fitness, Obesity Linked To Later Disability Pension

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Among men, low cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity in adolescence are associated with an increased risk for later receipt of a disability pension, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Annals of Internal...
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Health Tip: Put Your Obese Dog On A Diet

-- Being overweight isn't just an issue for people. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says more than half of all dogs are overweight. A dog that weighs too much is at greater risk of osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, orthopedic...
Related topics: Diet, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Obesity-related Cancers Up Among Millennials, Study Say

A study led by the American Cancer Society finds cancers linked to obesity have risen among millennials in the USA.        
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, American Cancer Society

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Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer: Tv Viewing Tied To Risk Of Early Onset

A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Jury Still Out On Fecal Transplants For Obesity

As interest in fecal transplants from healthy donors to tackle obesity is gathering pace, results from trials are eagerly awaited to further inform on this topic, say experts. Medscape Medical News

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How Can We Really Stop Obesity?

I met a young man in my clinic recently, who came for treatment of obesity. He was only 26, yet suffered from obesity throughout his life — now reaching a debilitating 420 pounds. His explanation for how he developed obesity was a reflection of...

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Weight Loss Surgery Changes The Way Our Bodies Sense Food

How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report. They found that following surgery, altered patterns of digestion and absorption...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Flaxseed Fiber Could Help Reduce Obesity

In a new study of mice, researchers found the mechanism through which flaxseed-derived fiber can improve health and, more specifically, prevent obesity.
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Obesity-linked Cancers Rising Rapidly Among Us Millennials, Study Finds

An analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society (ACS) reveals that obesity-linked cancers are on the increase among young adults in the US, a trend which could stifle the progress made in reducing cancer mortality over the last few...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, American Cancer Society

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