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Active Commuting, Public Transport Use Could Help Combat Obesity

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene...

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2014-08-18 08:29:24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, researchers at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced findings from a new study entitled, "PKCe Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Brains and Skin Fibroblasts." These new findings offer significant promise for a new therapeutic and diagnostic approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that has remained so refractory to effective and early drug treatment. This approach is now the major focus of...

2014-08-08 23:05:04

Biomarkers are substances produced by the body that can help assess disease risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Wouldn't it be wonderful if a single blood test could gauge the heart's health? Medicine isn't quite yet at that point. But there are a few indicators that can signal where your cardiovascular health is headed and let you know whether you need to take action now to prevent a heart attack or stroke, according to the August 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch....

2014-08-05 23:04:58

Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Rice Lake, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Health and fitness professionals who want better results for their clients and a faster return on their investment will appreciate the powerful yet affordable multi-frequency segmental...

2014-07-22 12:30:35

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vittamed Corporation, a neurodiagnostics medical device company based in Boston with R&D in Lithuania, today announced it has received the CE Mark of approval for two novel neuromonitoring devices: the Vittamed 205 for non-invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and the Vittamed 505 for non-invasive Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring. "CE approval for both devices is not only an important milestone for our company as we move...

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...

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...

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...

divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...


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Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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