Health News Archive - June 19, 2012

Fatness Could Be Next Global Threat

As people around the globe continue to get fat, researchers now say that gaining weight may be a bigger threat to global food resources than having an extra billion people.

Loneliness Affects Mortality Risk

Thoughts of neglect. Feelings of isolation. These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality.

Blogger Raises Worldwide Awareness For School Lunches

Martha Payne, the blogger behind NeverSeconds which features images of school lunches complete with a rating scale, recently launched an international debate on food and nutrition.

Severe obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. About 18 million people in the United States suffer from it. A recent study shows that Bariatric Surgery, the common answer of doctors today for severe obesity, is leading some to alcohol abuse.

Over 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious long term disability. Now, a new study shows a link between psychological distress and death from stroke.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS), an inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks, lands more than 500,000 in the emergency room in the U.S. annually. Now, a new study attempts to crack the case of what is causing it.

Certain Fruits Can Fight Against Obesity

Walking in the aisle of a produce section of a supermarket, you’ll be bombarded by a variety of fragrant smells and bright colors. With so many choices these days, it can be quite difficult to pick out the best healthy fruits and veggies.

Patience And Self Control Illustrated In Brain Imaging

Not taking a piece of chocolate cake is easy during the first ten minutes. However, trying to not take a piece of that same cake after 30 minutes is even more difficult.

A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure.

Weight Loss Surgery May Increase Alcoholism

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health has found that adults who underwent common bariatric surgery to lose weight had a higher risk of developing alcohol use disorder two years after having the surgery.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.