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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)
New study sparks fresh call for seagrass preservation
An increase in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 5 million cars a year has been caused by the loss of seagrass meadows around the Australian coastline since the 1950s. (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)
Time trends in pregnancy-related outcomes among American women with type 1 diabetes
Largest US database of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes provides a first-time, big picture view of mother's health, and neonatal and delivery outcomes. (2020-06-30)
Lose weight of fusion reactor component
Superconducting coils in a fusion power reactor exert a huge electromagnetic force. (2020-06-29)
Chemist develops potential drug to treat type 2 diabetes without harsh side effects
Syracuse University chemistry professor Dr. Robert P. Doyle has developed a new drug lead to treat type 2 diabetes in millions of patients who are seeking to better control their blood sugar without the common side effects of nausea, vomiting, and in select cases, undesired weight loss. (2020-06-23)
Dieting success: Top performers provide more positive support than peers
The weight loss industry in the United States is vast and generates about $20 billion each year from over 100 million dieters. (2020-06-23)
Proper location of solid feed can improve nutrient intake and growth of dairy calves prior to weaning
Encouraging solid feed consumption by calves on high-milk diets can be challenging. (2020-06-22)
US beekeepers reported lower winter losses but abnormally high summer losses
2019-2020 was an odd year for US Beekeepers, and scientists are starting to piece together the puzzle behind the cyclical nature of honey bee colony survival. (2020-06-22)
Forest loss escalates biodiversity change
New international research reveals the far-reaching impacts of forest cover loss on global biodiversity. (2020-06-18)
Off-the-shelf tool for making mouse models of COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Iowa and Medical University, Guangzhou, in China, have created a gene therapy vector that is essentially an off-the-shelf tool that allows labs to create their own COVID-19 mouse model within a matter of days. (2020-06-16)
73% of LGBTQ youth bullied for reasons beyond their sexual identity
73% of SGM adolescents surveyed reported experiences of bias-based bullying for reasons beyond their sexual or gender identities, such as being bullied because of their body weight (57%), race/ethnicity (30%) and religion (27%). (2020-06-15)
Muscles support a strong immune system
In the fight against cancer or chronic infections, the immune system must be active over long periods of time. (2020-06-15)
Study discovers BAM15 as a potential treatment for obesity
A new study offers the first evidence that a protein named BAM15 acts as an energy uncoupler and could be an effective drug for treating obesity and related diseases. (2020-06-10)
Mental, physical health of people with obesity affected during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with obesity as they struggle to manage their weight and mental health during shelter-in-place orders, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and UT Southwestern. (2020-06-10)
First impressions can sway financial professionals' forecasts of firms for up to 6 years
A new study looked at the influence among finance professionals of first impression bias of firms' performance, which spurs people to place undue weight on early experiences. (2020-06-10)
Obesity patients report health challenges during shelter in place
Shelter-in-place orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 put unusual strains on people with obesity, making it more difficult for them to eat properly and manage their weight, according to a UT Southwestern study. (2020-06-10)
Kidneys deteriorate with age, regardless of health
Why we age remains an unanswered question. But recently, researchers at UiT, along with colleagues in Berlin and Reykjavik, have discovered that kidneys age, regardless if people are sick or not. (2020-06-09)
New study finds drinking fruit juice in early years can have long term dietary benefits
A new study from Boston University found that drinking 100% fruit juice early in life was associated with healthier dietary patterns in later childhood without adversely impacting weight gain. (2020-06-09)
Engaging in family meals starts with healthy family communication
Engaging in family meals may be a matter of improving communication and support at home. (2020-06-08)
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss. (2020-06-04)
Use loss of taste and smell as key screening tool for COVID-19, researchers urge
King's College London researchers have called for the immediate use of additional COVID-19 symptoms to detect new cases, reduce infections and save lives. (2020-06-04)
Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research. (2020-06-03)
Vision loss influences perception of sound
People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury. (2020-06-03)
Gene discovery in fruit flies 'opens new doors' for hearing loss cure in elderly
Scientists at UCL have discovered sets of regulatory genes, which are responsible for maintaining healthy hearing. (2020-06-02)
Dieting? Studies weigh in on opportunities and risks
Get the latest research findings on fad diets, losing weight and healthful eating at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference featuring leading nutrition experts from around the world. (2020-06-01)
Scientists discover a gene to stay thin
An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK - conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans. (2020-05-28)
Dairy consumption ineffective in preventing age-related bone loss or fractures
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. (2020-05-27)
Loss of smell, taste changes associated with COVID-19: Canadian study
Loss of smell (anosmia) and changes in taste (dysgeusia) were strongly associated with SARS-CoV-2, according to a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/05/27/cmaj.200869. (2020-05-27)
High-strain exercise linked to very early pregnancy loss
In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy loss, according to new research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (2020-05-26)
Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients
Researchers have discovered that anti-obesity medications such as phentermine and topiramate, used individually or in combination, can significantly reduce weight regain in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a retrospective study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2020-05-22)
UBC scientist identifies a gene that controls thinness
Why can some people eat as much as they want, and still stay thin? (2020-05-21)
Weight loss surgery may alter gene expression in fat tissue
New findings published in the Journal of Internal Medicine reveal altered gene expression in fat tissue may help explain why individuals who have regained weight after weight loss surgery still experience benefits such as metabolic improvements and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. (2020-05-21)
New research shows that increasing number of lost pregnancies is linked to higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that the higher the number of pregnancy losses a woman has, the higher her risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2020-05-20)
Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
Most parents say they have concerns about how health apps may impact children ages 8-12, according to the C.S. (2020-05-18)
Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat
In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight (2020-05-18)
Examining association between weight loss before bariatric surgery, risk of death after surgery
Researchers looked at whether a patient's body weight and weight loss before bariatric surgery were associated with risk of death within 30 days after surgery using data from nearly 500,000 patients in the US and Canada. (2020-05-14)
Repurposed drug helps obese mice lose weight, improve metabolic function
An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and reversed metabolic damage in obese middle-aged mice of both sexes. (2020-05-14)
New imaging tool helps researchers see extent of Alzheimer's early damage
New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a finding that one day may help aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study. (2020-05-13)
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