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Addressing Weight Stigma in Childhood Obesity

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

The Obesity Society Perspective paper encourages patient-centered approach to childhood obesity(image)

Poll: 2 Out of 3 Parents Struggle Finding Childcare That Meets Their Health, Safety Standards

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience - and many parents aren't sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for their child.(image)

Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:40:37 EST

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.(image)

The One Gene, Menu Labeling, Holiday Food Stress, and More in the Obesity News Source

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:20:04 EST

Click here to go directly to Newswise's Obesity News Source(image)

Deletion of a Stem Cell Factor Promotes TBI Recovery in Mice

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:05:43 EST

esearchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 - the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor - and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury, said Dr. Zhang, a W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research.(image)

Small Changes to Organ Procurement System Could Lead to More Life-Saving Transplants

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:05:34 EST

Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor.(image)

How a Poorly Explored Immune Cell May Impact Cancer Immunity and Immunotherapy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 EST

The immune cells that are trained to fight off the body's invaders can become defective. It's what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells. But a new study takes a step back and considers: What if the problem isn't with the effector T-cells but starts higher up the cellular chain?(image)

Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:57 EST

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the increasingly common and potentially serious sleep disorder that is often marked by loud snoring. OSA affects about 5 to 10 percent of children 8 to 11 years old. While evidence suggests that OSA appears to exacerbate obesity and its comorbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, its effects on children have not yet been studied in detail.(image)

Genomics Researcher Peters Tackles a Brave New World

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:47 EST

(image) As a young scientist, British researcher David Peters was focused on brain aneurysms as researched through the lens of high-throughput genomics. But when his wife became pregnant with the first of their two children, his world - both as a husband and a scientist - dramatically changed course.(image)

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Urges Caution in Choosing Age-appropriate Holiday Toys for Young Children

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:13 EST

With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children.(image)

New Game Highlights the Challenges of Reporting Sexual Harassment

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:50:05 EST

(image) "Hurl the Harasser" provides interactive metaphor for the challenges, triumphs victims of sexual harassment encounter.(image)

Akua Afriyie-Gray, MD, Named to Chicago List of Prominent African-Americans in Medicine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:33 EST

(image) Dr. Afriyie-Gray Named to Chicago List of Prominent African-Americans in Medicine(image)

Preemies 4 Prevention

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:16 EST

(image) Sage Snyder and Julia Dickman are sophomores in high school. They do all the normal things high schoolers do - hang out with their friends, go shopping, and play sports after school. But for these two, the buck doesn't stop there. Sage and Julia were both born prematurely. They spent the first several months of their lives in intensive care, and over the years have continued to experience the lasting effects of premature birth. Together with other teens who were born premature, Sage and Julia founded Preemies 4 Prevention, an effort that officially launches this month and works to raise awareness of the devastating effects of preterm birth and support for research at Penn's March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center.(image)

Fellows Selected for 2018 AMSSM Traveling Fellowship to Scandinavia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:26 EST

(image) AMSSM has selected Leonardo Oliveira, MD and Jason Zaremski, MD to serve as Junior Traveling Fellows for AMSSM's 2018 International Traveling Fellowship program tour to Scandinavia. Drs. Oliveira and Zaremski will join AMSSM Founder and Past President John Lombardo, MD, who will serve as Senior Traveling Fellow for the May 16-31, 2018 tour.(image)

Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) presents Neurologist Pioneering Award to Dr. Anthony Furlan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:05:29 EST

(image) Dr. Anthony Furlan of University Hospitals in Cleveland was given the Neurologist Pioneering Award from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).(image)

ASU Prof Discusses Craniofacial Conditions Ahead of 'Wonder' Release

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:05:25 EST

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New Study Out of WSU Further Supports Use of Progesterone to Fight Preterm Birth

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:05:05 EST

A new study published today - World Prematurity Day - in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix. A shortened cervix is the most powerful predictor of preterm birth.(image)

Veterinarian Says the Same Food Safety Rules That Apply to Humans Also Apply to Pets

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:05:04 EST

Like to give your furry friend tidbits of human food on Thanksgiving? A Kansas State University veterinarian shares several food safety tips on how to keep people and their pets healthy this holiday season.(image)

The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:04 EST

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).(image)

Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:05:25 EST

(image) Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial differences brought to light in the new movie, "Wonder."(image)

The Medical Minute: Safety Tips for Hunters of All Ages

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:05:20 EST

(image) With rifle deer season around the corner in Pennsylvania, thousands of hunters - of all ages - are preparing to head into the woods. Falls from tree stands continue to be a common hunting accident, yet can sometimes be overlooked - for example, when hunting safety courses focus on firearms.(image)

What Nurses Need to Know: Pain Research

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:05:14 EST

(image) Johns Hopkins Nursing researcher Janiece Taylor lets frustration drive her instead of holding her back. She has learned that it doesn't hurt to try something new.(image)