Overweight & Obesity

Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease ...

Cardiology

Circadian misalignment and cardiovascular risk

Current opinion is that the increased risk of obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) in circadian misalignment is multifactorial, with physiologic, social, psychologic, sleep, ...

Cardiology

Kidney disease affects revascularization outcomes

(HealthDay)—The presence of comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD) negatively impacts myocardial revascularization outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Our culture of overtime is costing us dearly

The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical ...

Cardiology

ACC: Long-term outcomes for MI similar at < 40, 40 to 50

(HealthDay)—Patients with myocardial infarction (MI) at age 40 years or younger have similar long-term all-cause and cardiovascular death rates as patients aged older than 40 years, according to a study presented at the ...

Medications

Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease

A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children.

Cardiology

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while traveling

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That's the main message of a study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Cardiovascular ...

Neuroscience

Taming the 'hunger nerve'

Jessica Knight had tried every diet out there, from low-carb to South Beach to a mail-order boxed meal plan. Ideally, she wanted to lose 50 pounds and lower her BMI, which at more than 30 was in the obese range. But she was ...

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