Volume 7 Issue 110
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Apr-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Apr-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Overweight people live longer than normal weight counterparts. Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death

Compared with normal weight, a person who is obese or underweight has an increased risk of death, although that risk appears to have decreased in recent years for obesity, according to a study in the 20 April issue of JAMA. more  

Cardiovascular risk factors have declined substantially over past 40 years

Prevalence of high cholesterol levels, hypertension and smoking, particularly among overweight and obese adults, have declined considerably over the past 40 years, according to a study in the 20 April issue of JAMA. This trend was not true for diabetes, which has had a stable prevalence. more

JAMA editorial: Deaths attributable to obesity

In an accompanying editorial, David H. Mark, M.D., M.P.H., Contributing Editor of JAMA, Chicago, discusses the two studies in this week's JAMA that examine weight and health. more  

Psychological interventions can help fight fat

People who are overweight or obese can use behavioural and cognitive-behavioural strategies to help lose weight. more

Chest physio doesn't help infants with bronchiolitis  

Chest physiotherapy using vibration and percussion techniques does not reduce length of hospital stay, oxygen requirements, or reduce symptoms in infants with acute bronchiolitis who are not being ventilated and don't have any other accompanying illness. more

NSAIDs don't increase bleeding after tonsillectomy in children  

You can give children NSAIDs for pain relief after removing their tonsils because there is no evidence that the drugs significantly increase bleeding. more

New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke

Interventional neuroradiologists at West Virginia University School of Medicine and Hospitals today presented the largest study to date on the utility of computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging of the brain in determining and predicting stroke outcomes. Results will help better identify patients who are suitable candidates for treatment utilizing either clot busting medicines or clot retrieval devices. more


Are we getting the wrong idea about obesity?