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Body weight has surprising, alarming impact on brain function
Amsterdam and Costa Mesa, CA, August 5, 2020 - As a person's weight goes up, all regions of the brain go down in activity and blood flow, according to a new brain imaging study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (2020-08-05)
New obesity guideline: Address root causes as foundation of obesity management
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. (2020-08-04)
African American BMi associated with severe COVID-19 and ICU admission
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. (2020-08-04)
"Grown-ups don't always get it right, you know"
When 11 year old Oscar told his mum, Dr Emma Maynard that ''grown-ups don't always get it right, you know'' the statement struck a chord with the Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Portsmouth. (2020-08-04)
Baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study. (2020-08-03)
Study: Experiencing childhood trauma makes body and brain age faster
Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-08-03)
Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning
A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. (2020-08-03)
Strong relationships in adulthood won't 'fix' effects of early childhood adversity
Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by a lack of social support in adulthood. (2020-08-03)
COVID-19 study confirms low transmission in educational settings
New research from University of Sydney finds COVID-19 transmission rates in NSW schools and early childcare education and care settings were minimal, particularly between children and from children to adults. (2020-08-03)
Insight on novel genetic approaches to metabolic liver diseases
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. (2020-07-31)
Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors
Research shows that severe hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors is associated with neurocognitive deficits independent of type of therapy. (2020-07-30)
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, according to new UBC research published today in PLOS One. (2020-07-30)
Major climate initiative in the Northeastern US benefits children's health
A new study by researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reports that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has been successful in reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions and substantially improving children's health, both major co-benefits of this climate policy. (2020-07-29)
Overweight and obesity are associated with a low sperm quality
Researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Utah have carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the association between adiposity (normal weight, overweight, obesity, and low weight) and the sperm quality. (2020-07-27)
Double surgery improves chances for heart transplant in patients with obesity
Pairing bariatric surgery with LVAD heart surgery may be an effective bridge to heart transplant for obese patients. (2020-07-27)
Maternal depression increases odds of depression in offspring, study shows
Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%. (2020-07-27)
Why is obesity so common in COVID-19 patients?
A hormone that connects the body's metabolism and immune response system may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity. (2020-07-24)
Oral herpes rates are falling in children
Fewer people are being exposed to herpes simplex type 1 - also known as oral herpes - in their childhood and the prevalence amongst the population in Europe is falling by 1% per year, suggests research published in the journal BMJ Global Health. (2020-07-16)
New, remote weight-loss method helped slash pounds
A new Northwestern Medicine remote weight-loss program, called Opt-IN, provides maximum weight loss for the lowest cost and with much less hassle than the gold-standard National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the most successful behavioral non-drug treatment currently available. (2020-07-14)
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. (2020-07-13)
Intimate partner violence, history of childhood abuse worsen trauma symptoms for new moms
New experiences of sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of a romantic partner during the early months of parenthood are associated with increasing symptoms of trauma such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and sleep disorders, researchers report. (2020-07-09)
Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesity
Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. (2020-07-08)
Does a child's height affect their future risk of obesity?
Children who are relatively tall for their age have a higher risk of developing obesity, according to a new study published in Obesity. (2020-07-08)
Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies
New research published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood. (2020-07-08)
Certain factors during infancy may affect bone health in adulthood
In a recent study, breast feeding during infancy was associated with a lower risk of lower limb fractures when children reached young adulthood, while maternal smoking was associated with a higher risk of upper limb fractures. (2020-07-08)
Healthier school food and physical activity environments matter for childhood obesity
Students at elementary and secondary schools that offer healthier food offerings and more opportunities for physical activities have a healthier body mass index, according to Rutgers researchers. (2020-07-08)
Monitoring for breast cancer after childhood chest radiation: When and how?
Girls who receive chest radiation for cancer are at risk for future breast cancers. (2020-07-08)
Childhood obesity linked to poor heart health signs at 11-12 years
Toddlers who were obese or overweight show concerning signs of cardiovascular disease at 11-12 years of age, according to a new study. (2020-07-07)
Early childhood education centers can boost parents' engagement at home
When early childhood education centers communicate well with parents, those parents are more likely to engage in educational activities with their children at home, a new University of Arizona study finds. (2020-07-07)
Targeted taxes and school lunch policies benefit low-income populations
Targeted taxes on sweetened beverages and policies that strengthen nutritional standards for meals and beverages at schools may be effective tools for decreasing the purchase of sweetened drinks and reducing obesity among children living in poverty, according to two studies led by researchers from Harvard T.H. (2020-07-07)
Fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling
Fatherhood status has been linked to medical providers' weight-related practices or counseling referrals. (2020-07-06)
Common inherited genetic variant identified as frequent cause of deafness in adults
A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially at risk, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. (2020-07-06)
Discovery of new disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
An international research collaboration, including Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto et al. (2020-07-05)
Children actively want to understand and express themselves regarding the coronavirus
To comprehend and process the social crisis and upheaval in everyday life that have resulted from the corona pandemic, we need research and new perspectives. (2020-07-03)
Obese BME people at 'higher-risk' of contracting COVID-19
Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found. (2020-07-03)
Timing of SNAP benefits can reduce childhood injuries
A recently published study shows that families that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits later in the month have fewer ER visits, likely because they can afford to feed their families at the end of the calendar month when other resources run low. (2020-07-02)
Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents -- Study
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found. (2020-07-01)
Even minor heart defects are associated with long-term problems in adulthood
Long-term morbidity as well as a lower level of education and employment rate are common among adults who underwent congenital heart surgery during childhood, regardless of the severity of the defect. (2020-06-29)
St. Jude Cloud portal expands access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital develops the Childhood Solid Tumor Network data portal to speed discoveries and novel therapies for treatment of childhood solid tumors. (2020-06-26)
Maternal obesity increases the chance of liver cancer in offspring for generations
Scientists recognize the connection between maternal obesity and liver cancer in the offspring of obese mothers, however, the mechanism is not well understood. (2020-06-25)
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