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2014-06-24 08:32:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity expert William H. Dietz, MD, Ph.D., has been named Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder coalition based within Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University. This leadership transition comes as part of Dr. Dietz's recent transition to Milken Institute SPH, where he heads the Sumner M. Redstone Global...

2014-06-23 23:09:17

According to the Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, 3.4 million deaths in 2013 were caused as a direct result of people being overweight. The worrying figures come as the world battles an obesity crisis, Dr Nwe gives tips on how to jump start one's weight loss. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 SlimPlate System is a portion control method which can help to trigger dramatic weight loss in a healthy and...

2014-06-20 23:06:34

The SlimePlate System of portion control has extended its congratulations to the Queen of Weight Loss as it issued a renewed call for dieters and overeaters to explore portion control ahead of more drastic measures such as diet pills and surgery. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Lora-Lee Mackie was 224lbs before she started controlling her portions, and her weight had caused her to develop a catalogue of health problems, including asthma, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, a heart condition and issues...

2014-06-20 23:01:53

Childhood obesity, mental health and infant mortality are the top pediatric health concerns according to the findings of the 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment released June 20, 2014 by Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Childhood obesity, mental health and infant mortality are the top pediatric health concerns according to the findings of the 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment released today by Dayton Children’s Hospital. Conducted every three...

2014-06-20 20:20:49

Dr. Michael Feiz, famed bariatric surgeon, knows that your outlook and your body are more connected than many people assume LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While many severely obese people are looking seriously into weight loss surgery, exploring the pros and cons of lap band vs. sleeve gastrectomy procedures, others are spending time blaming themselves for having the wrong attitude - and that's not helpful. We've all read the self-help articles that focus on a person's...

2014-06-18 12:19:52

Journal of Clinical Investigation People and mice with mutations in a specific signaling pathway, known as kisspeptin, suffer reproductive effects such as delayed puberty and infertility. Research of this pathway has focused on its role in reproduction, but a June 17 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation looked at its effects on metabolism. Alexander Kauffman and colleagues at the University of California San Diego found that lack of the kisspeptin pathway in female mice...

2014-06-17 04:21:36

PARIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Mayo Clinic. The collaboration is focused on the discovery and validation of gut microbiome-based diagnostic tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese or overweight patients. Enterome's...

2014-06-16 23:12:52

Weight Loss Surgeon says team approach is crucial to set high standards of care for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND patients. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 New Jersey Bariatric Center weight loss surgeon Glenn Forrester, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2014 Physician Excellence Award for General Surgery/Bariatrics for his work in the field of Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band (LAP-BAND) and Bariatric Revision Surgery by Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. The...

2014-06-16 20:22:23

Beverly Hills Physicians reminds the public that gastric sleeve and lap band surgeries are proven effective as senate hearing on weight loss scams is set for Tuesday LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills Physicians has a question for anyone interested in weight loss. What do you think is more effective at fighting obesity: gastric sleeve or lap band procedures performed by outstanding board certified physicians or an exotic extract of human placenta? A hearing set...

2014-06-16 13:02:01

American Diabetes Association One study shows adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains; another finds evidence changes in adipose tissue begin at very young age for obese children With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children's bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Two studies presented at the...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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