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2014-05-21 10:25:19

PLOS The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children. The authors, led by Dr. Martina...

2014-05-20 10:02:40

American Thoracic Society In patients with congestive heart failure, obesity and a larger waist size have paradoxically been associated with a better prognosis in the prior investigations. This effect, known as the obesity paradox phenomenon, is now being demonstrated in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. "Obesity-related illnesses, particularly obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnea, may play a role in the development of pulmonary hypertension, and so we examined...

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...

2014-05-12 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of National Women's Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the...

2014-05-01 10:07:36

Research shows obese patients with no heart disease have greater risk of future disease Obese individuals who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plaque buildup in the arteries compared to healthy normal weight individuals, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study challenges the idea of "healthy" obesity, and researchers recommend all obese individuals be counseled about their risks for...

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dieting in our society has gone from a fad to an obsession. Every website, every television station, and nearly every billboard you pass is telling you a new way to lose weight. We've even coined a word for what they are doing, "fat shaming." What kind of effect does such shaming have? A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) took a look at that question and found a surprising answer. Females who are fat shamed...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 11:27:46

Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. About 500,000 children in the United States have their tonsils removed each year. The childhood obesity rate prompted reevaluation of the question of weight gain after adenotonsillectomy. The authors reviewed medical records and the final study consisted of...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.