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Cleveland Clinic Reveals Pancreatic Function Restoration by Bariatric Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic researchers, in part of the Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) study, find that gastric bypass surgery reverts diabetes by...more



Competitive Graduate Education Funding Can Break Resistance in Physician Workforce
According to an analysis in the November issue of Health Affairs, medical researchers observe that inflexibility or resistance to change is a long-standing problem in Graduate Medical...more

Aerobic Exercise May Better Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Reduce Fats among Obese Teen Girls
A new study, "Aerobic Exercise But Not Resistance Exercise Reduces Intrahepatic Lipid Content and Visceral Fat and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Adolescent Girls," finds that obese teen...more

Obesity and High Body Weight Among Children Associated with Hypertension
In a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, children who are overweight and obese are at risk for hypertension. The findings indicate that...more

Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Study Finds Homeless Youths with Friends at Lower Risk for STDs
A new study finds that young homeless people who have same-sex friends and acquaintances with stable housing are at lower risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Findings also reveal that...more

Project YEAH Course May Improve Health in Young Adults
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more

New Study Shows Kids with Autism Have Higher Levels of Toxic Metals
The Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report that higher levels of toxic metals are found in children with autism compared with ordinary children. In a published study from the Biological...more

Teen Mentors Motivate Younger Children to Make Healthier Choices
A new study indicates that teen mentors who participated in an obesity intervention resulted in healthy lifestyle changes among younger children. A medical trial conducted by Ohio State University...more




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