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Psoriasis Linked To Obesity Risk In Children
2012-11-20 07:13:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Northwestern University recently revealed that children who have psoriasis, a common skin condition that leads to irritation and redness, also have double the chance of becoming overweight or obese. In particular, the study, considered the largest project to look at children with psoriasis, found that kids with the skin disease in the United States had a higher likelihood (four times the odds to be exact) of...

2012-11-12 11:37:05

After total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, patients who are morbidly obese have similar pain and function outcomes as patients who do not fall into this weight category, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The finding is surprising given that numerous studies have shown that obese patients have worse outcomes. The study will be reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, to be...

Physical Activity Increases Life Expectancy By 4.5 Years
2012-11-07 12:35:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many experts and organizations have been advocating regular physical exercise–like the NFL´s Play 60, which encourages kids to be active for an hour each day, and every so often a study comes along that reinforces the benefits of exercise for people of any age. According to a new report from an international team of researchers, recently published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, regular physical activity during...

2012-11-06 03:41:55

University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox' Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were of normal weight. For their research study, the team examined the records of 907 patients with pneumonia who were admitted to six Edmonton hospitals and also had their body mass index recorded....

2012-10-30 19:09:52

Being overweight and obese during adolescence appears related to an increased risk of all-cause treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during a 25-year period, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Children and adolescents with high body mass index (BMI) often become obese adults, and obese adults are at risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, which can mean future risk of chronic kidney disease and ESRD, according...

2012-10-24 11:58:40

Higher levels of activity, lower BMI may help to protect them against Type 2 diabetes, even if they gain weight as adults Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. The researchers found that Amish children in Lancaster...

Weight Associated With Hospitalization Risk
2012-10-21 10:10:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Overweight individuals, even those who are not clinically obese, are more likely to be hospitalized than those who are lean, fit, and in good physical condition, the Australian researchers behind a new study have discovered. According to Genevra Pittman of Reuters Health, the study discovered that for every six or seven pounds a middle-aged adult carries, the chances they will have to be admitted to a hospital within the...

2012-10-21 04:03:15

How to lose weight fast for teenage girls guide is now available for download from the Weight Loss Success Plan website. This guide is providing a safe and healthy alternative for teens to use to shed extra body weight in time for school photos and extra curricular activities. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 Losing weight is one subject that most adults deal with although teenage weight loss is a growing issue. The ingestion of too many high calorie foods and not enough...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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