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Improved Recovery In Patients Who Exercised Prior To Stroke

Study Finds Overweight Youth Are Twice As Likely To Have Overweight Friends

New Obesity Data Shows Blacks Have The Highest Rates Of Obesity

Risk Of Complications In Pregnancy Increased By Obesity, Study Shows

Daily Dose: Cholesterol Linked To Dementia; Hearing Loss Linked To Stroke

Study: More Children Have High Cholesterol

Studies show more children have high cholesterol.

STD Rate Doubles For Middle-Aged People

People over 45 show up in clinics with cases of genital warts and herpes at an increasing rate.

Increased Risk Of Kidney Stones And Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked

Morbidly obese patients who undergo a particular type of gastric bypass surgery called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones - small, pebble-like deposits that can result in severe pain and require an operation to remove them - earlier than previously thought.

Weight Loss Drug To Be Offered On NHS

Weight-loss drug Rimonabant has been approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has announced the drug will be made available to overweight or obese people who have had no success with making life style changes or who cannot take the two other weight loss drugs Orlistat and Sibutramine.

Fast Rising Obesity Rate Is Driving Up The Rate Of Cesarean Sections In Canada, Obese Women Facing Greater Risks During Pregnancy

Obese women (those with a body mass index greater than 30) tend to both give birth to larger babies and to experience longer labors. Both of these factors contribute to an increased likelihood that a C-section will be necessary. Moreover, Cesareans are more difficult to perform on obese women, and carry increased risks for the mother during pregnancy and childbirth. In Canada: -- In 2004, 23% of Canadian women were considered obese.

Salk Institute Partners With The Foundation For Prader-Willi Research To Study Extreme Obesity-Related Genetic Disorder

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) announced a partnership that will forge new research to study a rare genetic disorder that thwarts appetite regulation and leads to extreme obesity.

Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise In Obesity

A new implantable medical device, developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic researchers, shows promise as a reversible and less extreme alternative to existing bariatric surgeries, according to findings published in the current issue of the journal Surgery.

State Senator, Wife Get Tested On National HIV Testing Day

A national AIDS organization wants people across the country to find out if they have HIV.

Study: Many Teens Get Alcohol From Adults

A recent study shows that of the 10.5 million drinking teenagers, 40 percent are given alcohol by adults they know.