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Celebrity fat-shaming increases negative attitude towards weight gain in women

Celebrity fat-shaming incidents increase womens’ anti-fat attitude, finds new study Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance, also called celebrity "fat-shaming". Although these...

Diabetes during pregnancy doubles risk of disease in children  

Children of mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing diabetes before the age of 22 years Children of mothers who...

Repeat BP measurements essential for hypertension diagnosis

Study highlights the importance of measuring blood pressure repeatedly during a single visit to reach correct hypertension diagnosis   Blood pressure needs to be measured repeatedly...

Hemoglobin A1c test fails to diagnose three quarters of diabetes cases

Haemoglobin A1c fails to catch 73 percent of diabetes cases that were detected by the oral glucose test   Hemoglobin A1c (HBA1c) blood test tends to...

Talking to mothers about sugar helps reduce obesity in kids

When mothers are told about the harmful effects of sugar, childhood obesity is brought down Giving mothers plain facts about the health risks of consuming...

Simple drug regimens work better in older patients with diabetes

New guidelines by Endocrine Society highlight importance of simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring...

60-yr-old weight loss drug phentermine is safe for long term use

Study finds phentermine is safe for use over a term longer than the currently recommended three months An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago...

Strength training may reduce risk of obesity complications

Strength training found to reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese mice, finds study Strength training over a short time...

New cholesterol-lowering drug for people who can’t tolerate statins

A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid could help treat patients unable to take statins due to side effects A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid reduces...

Smoking during pregnancy ups risk of sudden infant death

Study shows that when pregnant women smoke, chances of sudden unexpected infant death go up The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research...

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The National Hand Hygiene Initiative reduced infections in 132 hospitals in the country Since its implementation in 2009, the National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI)...

Hotels, homestays can give you drug resistant bacteria to carry home

Study presented at ECCMID warns that a hotel or a private accommodation like a homestay is associated with higher risk of exposure to a...

Petting zoos harbour highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria

Petting zoos could transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors, especially children New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug...