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2014-07-29 08:28:10

Backed by $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia, Data Collective, Promus and Bessemer, along with angels including Susan Wojcicki, Kurbo adapts Stanford's renowned pediatric obesity program to digital PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurbo Health today announced the launch of Kurbo, the first safe and effective program to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools. For the first time, children, teens and their parents have access to a safe,...

obesity and exercise
2014-07-29 03:30:00

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity. The research is by Joshua Bell and colleagues, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL (University College London), UK. Physical activity and sitting time (or 'sedentariness') are two common...

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-28 00:21:20

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a...

2014-07-25 04:21:43

A new study has found that grief before and/or during pregnancy may trigger obesity in children in adulthood. Dr. Michael Gabriel, of a noted Staten Island Pediatrics clinic, GPM Pediatrics, reacts to the study result. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of a prominent Staten Island Pediatrics clinic, GPM Pediatrics, reacts to a recent study, which shows how grief in pregnancy may cause obesity in adulthood. Photo -...

2014-07-24 12:27:39

DANVILLE, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A parent's bariatric surgery could be an opportunity to break the cycle of obesity in an overweight son - body mass index (BMI) of 85 to 94 - according to a Geisinger research study published in the July issue of Obesity. The Geisinger study is considered the largest study of the effect of an adult's Roux-enY (RYGB) gastric bypass surgery on the weight of children in the same household. Leveraging Geisinger's advanced...

2014-07-23 23:06:30

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices markets. Global market for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices is projected to reach US$2 billion by 2020, driven by high prevalence of obesity among adults and children, cutting edge developments in surgical techniques, improved success rate of surgeries and better reimbursement coverage. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – A global health crisis, obesity...

eat your peas - they're good for you
2014-07-23 03:45:18

University of Chicago Press Journals At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it. "We predicted that when food is presented to children as making them strong or as a tool...

2014-07-23 08:30:17

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today the receipt of a grant from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) to support clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets (DCCR) in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients. The clinical study is being conducted at the University of California, Irvine under the direction of Dr. Virginia Kimonis. "We have found that the...

junk food impairs olfaction
2014-07-22 11:42:28

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell? A new study from Florida State University neuroscientists says so, and it has researchers taking a closer look at how our diets could impact a whole range of human functions that were not traditionally considered when examining the impact of obesity. "This opens up a lot of possibilities for obesity research," said Florida State University post-doctoral...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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