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NCCOR
Communities are at the forefront of implementing strategies and programs to reduce childhood obesity. NCCOR is accelerating progress by supporting efforts to learn from communities, sharing evidence and lessons learned, and creating resources and tools to advance community-level approaches. To commemorate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, we will share various ways that NCCOR helps communities evaluate their progress in reducing childhood obesity.
Sep 20, 2017 7:00PM - nccor.org (nccor.org)
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What's the deal with runners 'going' in public?
As the 'Mad Pooper' terrorizes Colorado Springs, many are asking why runners are so obsessed with poop anyhow.
Sep 20, 2017 4:28PM - Health News
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DexCom Opens Data Platform and Launches Developer Program to Fuel Diabetes App Innovation
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DexCom, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXCM), the leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), announced today the availability of a public API, empowering third-party developers to connect patient-authorized CGM data into a broad range of software applications. This pioneering approach to CGM data sharing is intended to enable a rich ecosystem of novel solutions and put the user in control of where and how they interact with their glucose data.
Sep 19, 2017 3:58PM - businesswire.com (businesswire.com)
Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the push to introduce a 20% tax on sugary drinks to halt the rise of obesity in Australia, saying the economy already has too many taxes. He said health authorities would be better off focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles, and proper labelling of food products, and getting people to exercise more. A coalition of 34 organisations, led by the Obesity Policy Coalition and Deakin Universitys Global Obesity Centre, and including the Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne and the Cancer Council, have united to call for urgent action from the federal government to address Australias serious obesity problem.
Sep 19, 2017 2:50AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
A year ago, Washington D.C.'s Capital Area Food Bank one of the largest in the country decided to turn away junk food, joining a growing trend of food banks that are trying to offer healthier options to low-income Americans.
Sep 18, 2017 8:39PM - NPR.org (npr.org)
If you don't journal, you may be missing out on a powerful business and health tool.
Sep 18, 2017 5:45PM - Health News
From special breathing techniques to self-hypnosis, here are six relaxation techniques to try when sleep eludes you.
Sep 18, 2017 2:28PM - Health News
Diabetes is a common condition that affects more than 29 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases and is characterized by abnormal levels of blood sugar. This type of diabetes is most often diagnosed in middle-aged and senior people.
Sep 18, 2017 7:10AM - Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)
In August, 30 Mississippi children were diagnosed withType 1 diabetes, reportedly double the number diagnosed in a single month just one year ago. The state Department of Health doesn't track the number of diabetes diagnoses, but the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is called when a child is diagnosed to guide families and help provide services. Mary Fortune, executive vice president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, said, to her knowledge, there isn't a known cause for the increase.
Sep 17, 2017 7:09PM - The Clarion Ledger (clarionledger.com)
The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Jun 6, 2016 2:19PM - NYTimes
You cant cheat death, wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
May 21, 2016 3:34AM - NYTimes
In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
May 12, 2016 9:00AM - NYTimes
Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been hit by a gender discrimination lawsuit, after a former executive claimed that she and other female employees were routinely discriminated against while working there. The suit, first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, was filed on behalf of the companys former vice president of intellectual property, Teresa Spehar, on Sept.
Sep 20, 2017 8:30PM - BuzzFeed (buzzfeed.com)
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Sep 20, 2017 8:12PM - fda.gov (fda.gov)
Many a parent has expressed frustration when they watch their child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder squirm and fidget in school and while doing their homework, yet appear laser-focused and motionless sitting in front of the TV. New research should appease concerns as investigators discover lack of motivation or boredom with school isnt to blame for the differing behavior. Rather, symptoms of ADHD such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding taskslike school and homework.
Sep 20, 2017 12:52PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders (Ars Technica): Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests. Among 214 former amateur and professional male football players, those who started playing earlyparticularly before the age of 12had greater risks of reporting depression and impaired behavioral regulation and executive function around their 50s, researchers foundCompared with those who started later, players that started earlier than age 12 had more than twice the odds for having clinically meaningful impairments in reported behavioral regulation, apathy and executive function and more than three times the odds of having clinically elevated depression scores. The links held up when the researchers looked at a continuum of starting times There are several limitations of the study, of course, including that it only has the power to note correlations, not causations.
Sep 20, 2017 12:42PM - SharpBrains (sharpbrains.com)
For many, life has always been about doing things better, quicker and faster. While technology has fueled a business and consumer revolution, many people believe teenagers today also grow up faster than they used to. But is this a fact, or just a perception? Indeed, some argue that todays youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents.
Sep 20, 2017 12:08PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
A former attorney for a prominent La Jolla biotech has sued the company, alleging gender discrimination against her and other female employees. The company, Synthetic Genomics, said it will fight the lawsuit because it is without merit and against its principles of diversity. Teresa Spehar filed the lawsuit Sept.
Sep 20, 2017 12:09AM - sandiegouniontribune.com (sandiegouniontribune.com)
Researchers reveal how the novel patch delivered fat-browning drugs directly to the so-called love handles of obese mice. This not only reduced the amount of excess fat in the rodents by a fifth, but it also led to a reduction in fasting blood glucose levels. Study co-leader Li Qiang, Ph.
Sep 18, 2017 4:10PM - Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)
It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills.
Sep 18, 2017 6:13AM - phys.org (phys.org)
Whether a diet works might depend on which bacteria are in your gut. Using feces samples, Danish researchers analyzed the ratio of two gut bacteria, Prevotella and Bacteroides, in 62 overweight people. For 26 weeks, they randomly assigned them to a low-fat diet high in fiber, fruits, vegetables and whole grains or a diet comparable to that of the average Dane.
Sep 15, 2017 9:03PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)