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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women with PCOS experience poor health and quality of life beyond reproductive years

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experience poor health and quality of life into their late forties, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria

Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more "unhealthy" gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study links weekend 'eating jet lag' to obesity

A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, which the authors call "eating jet lag," could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula ...

Overweight & Obesity

Walking to school is not enough to prevent obesity

More children are overweight or obese nowadays because they don't get enough exercise, it is often claimed. One of the UK government's goals in the Childhood Obesity Plan is to increase the number of children who walk to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team

A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) due to acute respiratory failure (ARF) has ...

Overweight & Obesity

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds

Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Medications

FDA: Weight-control drug lorcaserin may raise cancer risk

The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Health

New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity

Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers ...

Medical research

New cellular player involved in obesity discover

The prevalence of obesity, a disease considered a serious public health problem, is increasing globally. In Portugal, almost half of the population is overweight and close to one million adults suffer from obesity. Known ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity as a growing social norm

From a philosophical point of view, we cannot reconcile a world in which so many people are suffering from malnutrition and starving for want a few grains and yet others are killing themselves through obesity.