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Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. [More]
Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

A researcher at Syracuse University has simple advice for breast cancer survivors struggling with the side effects of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs): exercise. [More]
Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight people develop health complications while others don't. [More]
Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

New findings published online in The FASEB Journal, may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. [More]
BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds

BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds

In the first study to compare the results of cognitive training by body mass index (BMI) category, scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without obesity. [More]
Study finds 200% increase in consumption of low-calorie sweeteners among U.S. children

Study finds 200% increase in consumption of low-calorie sweeteners among U.S. children

About 25 percent of children and more than 41 percent of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study out today. [More]
Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. [More]
Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) have a significantly higher rate of local failure after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) than other NSCLC histological subtypes. [More]
High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. [More]
Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular use of aspirin by people living in Shanghai, China, was associated with decreased risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Young girls with poorer fundamental movement skills more likely to be obese than boys

Young girls with poorer fundamental movement skills more likely to be obese than boys

Young girls who exhibit a poor mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) are more likely to be obese than boys who have similarly low skills, according to research led by Coventry University. [More]
Endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity, research shows

Endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity, research shows

If you're thinking about taking up running as your New Year's resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary individuals. [More]
High adolescent BMI could impact cognitive function in midlife

High adolescent BMI could impact cognitive function in midlife

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that higher Body Mass Index (BMI), if it begins in adolescence, can affect cognitive function in midlife. However, the effect appears to be restricted to adults who had lower socioeconomic position as children. [More]
New UC Davis research clarifies link between weight and menopausal symptoms in women

New UC Davis research clarifies link between weight and menopausal symptoms in women

Greater weight increases the likelihood of night sweats and hot flashes during early stages of the menopause transition but reduces those symptoms throughout menopause and beyond, new UC Davis research published in the journal "Menopause" shows. [More]
High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

In a study of older women, the prevalence of stress- and urgency urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI) was at least two-fold higher among women in the highest category of body mass index (BMI) or fat mass compared with women in the lowest category. [More]
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]
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