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Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers find evidence of brain injury in young NFL players

Johns Hopkins researchers find evidence of brain injury in young NFL players

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a history of concussion. [More]
RSNA 2016: Philips launches next-generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers

RSNA 2016: Philips launches next-generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers

Royal Philips today introduced DoseWise Portal 2.2, a next generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers to record, track and analyze radiation exposure to patients and clinicians. [More]
Diabetes increases risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers

Diabetes increases risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers

While it is well known that smoking causes lung cancer, heavy smokers with diabetes are also at increased risk of death from causes other than lung cancer, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. [More]
Study shows menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone mass and structure

Study shows menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone mass and structure

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. [More]
Asian Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes less likely to undergo recommended screening, study finds

Asian Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes less likely to undergo recommended screening, study finds

Less than half of Asian Americans who ought to be screened for type 2 diabetes actually get tested, according to a study published Nov. 15, 2016, in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. [More]
MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

It is well known that following a healthy lifestyle -- not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise - can reduce the risk of heart disease. [More]
Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. [More]
Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. [More]
Benefits of consuming dried fruits and nuts

Benefits of consuming dried fruits and nuts

A 2015 study observed that tree nut intake was associated with a decrease in total cholesterol, LDL, "bad", cholesterol and triglycerides. [More]
Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the availability of TAYTULLA (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules), 1mg/20mcg, the first and only oral contraceptive in a softgel capsule for the prevention of pregnancy [More]
Higher sugar-sweetened beverage intake, not diet soda linked to risk of developing prediabetes

Higher sugar-sweetened beverage intake, not diet soda linked to risk of developing prediabetes

Adult Americans who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages (roughly one can of soda per day) had a 46 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes compared to low- or non-consumers over a 14-year period, according to a new epidemiological analysis led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. [More]
Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men

Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men

Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life. [More]
Cognitive and physical fitness may have effects on risk of developing ALS

Cognitive and physical fitness may have effects on risk of developing ALS

New research suggests that physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. [More]
Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
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