Tag: "weight" at medical news
Medication orlistat appears helpful in improving weight management for obese adolescents
...ases fat absorption, appears helpful for improving weight
management in obese adolescents, compared with pla...to an article in the June 15 issue of JAMA. Excess weight
in adolescents is associated with increased risk of hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes, and its prev...
The bigger the serving, the more young children will eat
...ggest that both the onus of controlling children's weight
-- both in causing overweight in children as well as in its prevention -- must rest squarely in the hands of parents and other caregivers." Levitsky and Gordana Mrdjenovic, Cornell Ph.D. '00, monitored the food intake of 16 preschool children, ages ...
Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show
...range. The calculation would be based on age, sex, weight
and standard laboratory tests that all such hospitals would routinely perform. If successful, the simplified technique, developed through pioneering work at St. Jude in PK-based dosing, would benefit many more children throughout the world, accordin...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
...erative Study for Sickle Cell Disease. The average weight
gain for babies in the St. Jude study was more than 4.5 pounds per year; and the gain in height was more than 3 inches, the researchers report. Hydroxyurea could also prove to be an effective way to improve the care of sickle cell anemia patients wh...
Study sheds light on why diabetes drug causes edema
...showed about a 10 percent average increase in body weight
because of fluid retention. The blood plasma volum...without PPAR-gamma experienced no increase in body weight
in response to the drug, according to Yang. "This tells us that the body weight
gain is regulated by...
Psychiatric illnesses are common in children with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
...ted with psychiatric medications reported to cause weight
gain," said Robert Berkowitz, M.D., chief of Psych...actor at work, as not all of the medications cause weight
gain. Depression, as well as other neuropsychiatric illnesses, may itself lead to a sedentary lifest...
Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome
...ths, including birth weight, placental weight, and weight
of their mothers at their last clinical examinatio... existing diagnosis of PCOS. "We examined maternal weight
in late pregnancy, birth weight
and placental weight
in relation to the symptoms of PCOS, or an exis...
Thyroid-cancer test reveals recurrence early
...ithdrawing from thyroid hormone can cause fatigue, weight
gain, constipation, mental dullness, lethargy, depression and other symptoms. Thyrogen, approved for use in 1998, allowed people to have a stimulated Tg test and continue taking the synthetic hormone. The present study sought to help interpret the r...
New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size
...olism. Growths on this gland can cause jitters and weight
loss. "We use retractors to get exposure and use telescopes and other laparoscopic instruments that can fit through a small incision then we work off the video screen," says Dr. Terris. "I send many patients home the day of surgery because it's so mu...
Intention to lose weight and mortality
When overweight people intentionally lose weight
they may not necessarily be improving their long t...o had been questioned in 1977 on intention to lose weight
and then followed up for 18 years. Excluding those who had illnesses, they found that in the overwei...
The impact of weight loss on osteoarthritis of the knee
...d the European League Against Rheumatism recommend weight
loss and exercise to reduce the painful and incapa...rs at Wake Forest University found that an average weight
loss of 5 percent in overweight and obese older patients brought an 18 percent gain in overall funct...
Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father
Parents whose children are born with a low birth weight
run greater risk of dying of cardiovascular diseas...eport shows that genetic factors affect both birth weight
and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is already known that poor foetal growth is associated ...
FDA approves new indication for Topamax as initial monotherapy for adults and children with epilepsy
... the 50 mg/day group) in adults were: paresthesia, weight
decrease, somnolence, anorexia, dizziness, and difficulty with memory; and in children: weight
decrease, upper respiratory tract infection, paresthesia, anorexia, diarrhea, and mood problems. In ...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
... obese people, the most compelling reasons to lose weight
have to do with improvements in lifestyle, the hea...s measured by body mass index, which is a person's weight
in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. A BMI over 40 qualifies as morbidly obese, accordi...
Takeda submits new drug application for combination type 2 diabetes medication
...to your doctor immediately if you experience rapid weight
gain, fluid retention, or shortness of breath while taking ACTOS. If you have moderate to severe heart failure, ACTOS is not recommended. Your doctor should perform a blood test to check for liver problems before you start ACTOS and periodically ther...
Low birth weight linked to psychological distress in adulthood
Low birth weight
is associated with adult psychological distress, a...t has been unclear whether the effect of low birth weight
on common mental health problems in later life is direct, or is affected by childhood factors, such ...
NIMH study finds antipsychotic Risperidone safe, effective as intermediate term treatment for autism
...re usually well-tolerated, with some complaints of weight
gain. The intermediate-term risperidone study was conducted at five sites of the Research Units of Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) network, which is funded by NIMH. The RUPP network is composed of research units devoted to conducting studies to...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
...esses them at two or more time points carries more weight
than one that looks for risk factors and possible outcomes all at the same time," says Chervin. "That's what we set out to achieve, and we believe we've shown a clear predictive link." The study combined two different validated survey instruments: on...
Dieting linked to increased wealth, study finds
...BUS , Ohio Overweight Americans who lose a lot of weight
also tend to build more wealth as they drop the po...ew research. The study found that the link between weight
loss and wealth gains was particularly strong among white women. Black women and white men also gain...
Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly
...of gravity is the imaginary point at which all the weight
of the torso can be considered concentrated. If th...ally weighted back support device that centers its weight
on the posterior of the spine and helps the person center her body better over her legs. It can weig...
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