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2009-04-29 16:50:00

Prevalence Decreased in One-Fourth of all Measured Conditions after Bariatric Surgery CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of more than 100 diseases and conditions than other employees, and those that had bariatric surgery reduced the prevalence of one-quarter of the diseases studied, according to a study of large employers in the February edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed...

2008-12-03 21:50:35

For the second year in row, Vermont has been named the healthiest state, but Louisiana replaced Mississippi as the least healthy state, researchers said. Vermont leads the nation for all health determinants measured. The prevalence of smoking has declined to 17.6 percent of the population, there is a slower rise in obesity than the U.S. national average, and the number of people without health insurance remains low, the researchers' report said. Vermont has a low percentage of children in...

2008-11-13 06:00:36

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ef4799/disease_and_therap) has announced the addition of the "Disease and Therapy Review: Senile Dementia" report to their offering. The Senile Dementia Disease and Therapy Review provides incidence and prevalence numbers and percentages for major countries worldwide, information on diagnosis and dementia types, and an overview of treatments. Dosing information and treatment costs are provided for Aricept, Namenda,...

2008-11-13 00:00:04

The U.S. health trend over the past 30 years of less heart disease is not as strong as perceived and has flattened, a U.S. researcher said. Lead researcher Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez said the analysis of national data by Mayo Clinic researchers suggests the public health challenge of curbing heart disease may be greater than is commonly thought. "This study may surprise people because the data show that the risk of heart disease is not going down as we expected," Lopez-Jimenez said in a...

2008-08-10 03:00:06

By Galuska, DA Gillespie, C; Kuester, SA; Mokdad, AH; Cogswell, ME; Philip, CM Obesity is associated with reduced quality of life, development of serious chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, increased medical care costs, and premature death (1,2). A Healthy People 2010 objective is to reduce to 15% the proportion of adults who are obese (3). In 2005, no state met this target, and (based on self-reported height and weight) 23-9% of adults in the United States were obese...

2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Almond, Nathaniel Kahwati, Leila; Kinsinger, Linda; Porterfield, Deborah ABSTRACT Overweight and obesity are increasingly contributing to disease burden among military populations. The purpose of this study was to calculate and examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the veteran population. Data were obtained from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Overweight (body mass index >/=25 kg/m^sup 2^) prevalence in veterans was 73.3% (SE, 0.4%) for males and...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By Marengoni, Alessandra Winblad, Bengt; Karp, Anita; Fratiglioni, Laura We explored the role of age, gender, and socioeconomic status in the occurrence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity in 1099 elderly participants in the Kungsholmen Project. Cardiovascular and mental diseases were the most common chronic disorders. Of the participants, 55% had multimorbidity. Advanced age, female gender, and lower education were independently associated with a more than 50% increased risk for...

2006-05-02 11:58:41

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Considerably more middle-aged Americans suffer from chronic illnesses than their British counterparts, probably because more Americans are obese, researchers said on Tuesday. "You don't expect the health of middle-aged people in these two countries to be too different, but we found that the Americans are a lot less healthy than the English," said James Smith, a RAND economist and one of the study's authors. An analysis of health surveys showed the prevalence of...

2005-09-06 15:43:28

Children who use community health centers may be at a particularly high risk of being obese, according to a new study. This association between obesity and the type of health delivery system used was present regardless of race, ethnicity or geographic characteristics. Researchers studied nearly 2,500 children aged two to 11, in medically underserved areas of the mid-Atlantic states, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. These medically underserved areas, mainly inner-city and rural sites, often...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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