Early puberty may increase risk of obesity in later life
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  March 28, 2018  
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 Measuring inflammation response to monitor childhood asthmaMeasuring inflammation response to monitor childhood asthma
 
The human body produces nitric oxide (NO) to help fight inflammation, and when the airway becomes inflamed NO is generated in the lungs and then exhaled on the breath and can be easily measured
 
 
 Early puberty may increase risk of obesity in later lifeEarly puberty may increase risk of obesity in later life
 
The earlier girls start puberty, the greater their chances are of suffering from obesity in later life, according to a new study.
 
 
 ACTA trial in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis validates new therapeutic regimensACTA trial in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis validates new therapeutic regimens
 
The results of the ACTA trial were presented at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science held in Paris from 23 to 26 July 2017.
 
   Measles infection in early childhood could contribute to later COPDMeasles infection in early childhood could contribute to later COPD
 
In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only in adults with asthma and a considerable history of smoking.
 
   New analysis describes how childhood obesity 'pandemic' promotes cancerNew analysis describes how childhood obesity 'pandemic' promotes cancer
 
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults.
 
   Younger siblings of SIDS victims have four-fold increased risk of sudden deathYounger siblings of SIDS victims have four-fold increased risk of sudden death
 
Siblings of cot death victims have a four-fold higher risk of cot death, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.
 
 Early puberty may increase risk of obesity in later life
 
Early puberty may increase risk of obesity in later lifeThe earlier girls start puberty, the greater their chances are of suffering from obesity in later life, according to a new study.
 
 
 Measles alert after two passengers with the disease fly into US
 
Vulnerable persons who have not been vaccinated for measles and have been through airports in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit and Memphis this month are being warned about the possible risk of measles by the health officials. They have announced that two air passengers from overseas were confirmed to have had measles and were travelling via these airports.
 
 
 Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?
 
Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.
 
 
 Breastfeeding mothers who overeat may increase risk of health problems in offspring
 
Breastfeeding mothers who overeat may increase risk of health problems in offspringMothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of mice suggests.
 
 
 Pubertal hormones not responsible for changes in social behavior during adolescence
 
Pubertal hormones not responsible for changes in social behavior during adolescenceReproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher.
 
 
 Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot
 
Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shotFederal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts say.
 
 
 Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccine
 
Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccinePeople's willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it's available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found.
 
 
 Johns Hopkins researchers make great strides in understanding biology behind pulmonary hypertension
 
Johns Hopkins researchers make great strides in understanding biology behind pulmonary hypertensionWorking with cells that line the innermost layer of the blood vessels, Johns Hopkins investigators say they have made a leap forward in understanding the underlying biology behind pulmonary hypertension, a dangerous type of high blood pressure in lungs that ultimately leads to right heart failure and death.
 
 
 Bariatric surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes
 
Bariatric surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetesWhile it's not news that weight loss and medication control type 2 diabetes, a secondary analysis found that bariatric surgery could potentially be an effective option for very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels, improving weight loss and returning cholesterol and blood pressure levels to normal.
 
 
 Researchers examine blood lead concentrations of Flint children before and after water crisis
 
Researchers examine blood lead concentrations of Flint children before and after water crisisFlint children's blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.
 
 
 Impulsivity may be associated with greater weight loss during treatment in obese children
 
Impulsivity may be associated with greater weight loss during treatment in obese childrenChildren with obesity may be more impulsive than those with normal weight, but during family-based behavioral treatment, the more impulsive of children with obesity may lose more weight, a new study suggests.
 
 
 Advanced insulin pump system can also manage type 1 diabetes in children, study shows
 
Advanced insulin pump system can also manage type 1 diabetes in children, study showsThe MiniMed 670G insulin pump system (Medtronic, Northridge, California) can improve glycemic outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes as young as 7 years of age, according to an industry-funded study.
 
 
 Quintupling inhaled steroid doses may not benefit children with asthma
 
Quintupling inhaled steroid doses may not benefit children with asthmaChildren with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit from a common practice of increasing their inhaled steroids at the first signs of an asthma exacerbation, according to clinical trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
 
 
 Normalizing estrogen levels can benefit female athletes with irregular menstrual periods
 
Normalizing estrogen levels can benefit female athletes with irregular menstrual periodsGiving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds.
 
 
 Study finds low rates of preconception counseling among women of childbearing age with diabetes
 
Study finds low rates of preconception counseling among women of childbearing age with diabetesNot enough women of childbearing age who have diabetes are receiving the recommended preconception counseling, a new study suggests.
 
 
 Von Recklinghausen Disease (Neurofibromatosis Type I)
 
Von Recklinghausen Disease (Neurofibromatosis Type I)Von Recklinghausen disease (VRD) is also called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). It is a genetic disorder in which the growth of nervous tissue is altered, producing tumors related to the nerve sheath. A single neurofibroma may not be indicative of this disorder, but multiple tumors are strongly suggestive of NF1.