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Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more



Cancer Research Scientists Discover New Way to Fight Drug Resistance in Skin Cancer
According to a Nature Communications research, scientists have found a new way to combat rapid resistance to vemurafenib , a treatment for advanced melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer. Cancer...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

Is BMI Sufficient to Evaluate Child Obesity Interventions?
A new study shows that an intervention can have advantageous effects on health outcomes. Typically, a change in BMI (body mass index) is often the measure used to examine whether an intervention...more

High Prices for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Associated with Higher Body Fat in Children
According to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics, high fresh fruits and vegetables prices are linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and...more

Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

Institute of Medicine Report Design Plans to Authenticate Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Efforts
According to the new report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the United States falls behind other international plans to determine obesity prevention efforts. Furthermore, the country...more

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet and Physical Activity on Childhood Weight
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...more

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Effective and Risky Drug Therapies by Medicare Patients Varies Across US
The Dartmouth Atlas Project releases a new report that documents how the use of both effective and risky drug therapies by Medicare patients varies widely across U.S. The new report looks...more






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Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.


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