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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,...

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...

2014-07-17 16:11:31

Elsevier Health Sciences Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...

2014-07-10 10:15:23

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular...

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

Less Exercise And Not Caloric Intake, Responsible For Expanding Waistlines
2014-07-07 03:20:17

Elsevier Health Sciences Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women, reports the American Journal of Medicine Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical...

2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

brand recognition and childhood obesity
2014-06-28 05:28:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a feature in this past April's Ad Age magazine, a write up was done on the re-branding of McDonald's mascot Ronald McDonald that detailed, among other things, the new wardrobe for the hamburger-hocking clown. As Lorene Yue noted, “These days, the spokesclown for McDonald's Corp. has been relegated mostly to the nonprofit Ronald McDonald House Charities, in part to make him a smaller target for activists who accuse the company...

2014-06-23 08:27:43

Gelesis100 2.25 g demonstrated significant weight loss in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group 12-week study of overweight and obese subjects, including prediabetics BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gelesis Inc., a company focused on developing treatments for overweight and obese subjects, including prediabetics, presented today the results of a proof of concept study with its lead product, Gelesis100. In the 12-week study, 2.25 g of Gelesis100 taken twice a day...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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