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2013-12-17 11:18:57

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin appears to be associated with a modest reduction in body mass index (BMI) in obese children when combined with lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise, according to a study by Marian S. McDonagh, Pharm. D., of the Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues. Childhood obesity is a health problem in the United States, with nearly 17 percent of children being obese. Metformin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

2013-12-10 23:26:48

Bel Marra Health, which offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article,...

2013-12-03 23:25:57

Hearing loss was once considered an inevitable price of growing older. Recent research on physical activity suggests otherwise and TrekDesk hopes to help sound the alarm. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Many Americans have come to accept declining mental and physical abilities as inevitable due to the onset of old age however recent research is showing that simply walking two hours per week could lower the risk of age related hearing loss in women. The challenge in an...

2013-12-02 23:04:46

Dr. Jenny Seger and BMI of Texas announce support for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians' comprehensive new algorithm to assist physicians in treating patients affected by obesity. (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions, recently launched the first-ever...

2013-11-14 11:42:43

Rise does not seem to be linked to overall weight gain; implications for future cardiovascular health The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. But the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, reveals research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. While this rise may seem modest, resting pulse rate is a proxy for general physical fitness and...

Cholesterol Guidelines Updated
2013-11-13 11:38:29

[ Watch the Video: Statins Should Be Prescribed To More People ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cholesterol-lowering drugs should be prescribed to about 33 million more Americans, according to new guidelines for healthcare providers recently released by a joint committee from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. The new guidelines said those without cardiovascular disease, but who have a 7.5 percent or higher risk for a heart attack...


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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