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Psychology & Psychiatry

People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention

People with obesity are often treated with less respect than other people, discriminated against, and socially devalued because of their weight. This societal stigma can sometimes be internalized, leading individuals with ...

Immunology

The link between antibiotics and obesity in children doesn't mean you need to avoid antibiotics

Australian children have one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world. More than half have received at least one course by their first birthday.

Diabetes

Keto diet works best in small doses, researchers find

A ketogenic diet—which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and protein and only 1 percent from carbohydrates—produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, Yale researchers found ...

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 ...