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Mumps resurgence likely due to waning vaccine-derived immunity
Key takeaways Immunity against mumps virus wanes over time after individuals receive the mumps vaccine A change to the current recommendation for children to receive mumps vaccine doses at ages 12-15 months and 4-6 years may be helpful to contain or prevent mumps in the future Boston, MA - A resurgence of mumps in the U.S. among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to waning of vaccine-induced immunity, according to a new analysis from Harvard T.H. Ch ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Neglect common in English care homes
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread. For the study, published today in PLOS ONE , care home staff were asked anonymously about positive and negative behaviours they had done or had witnessed colleagues doing. Dr Claudia Cooper UCL Psychiatry , the study s lead author, said We found low rates of verbal and physical abuse the abusive behaviours reported were largel ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Researchers link dietary supplement DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children
LAWRENCE -- University of Kansas researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA docosahexaenoic acid , a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease relates to effects of maternal and early life programming on later health. The findings of the experimental study, presented in the most recent issue of th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Medical expansion has improved health -- with one exception
COLUMBUS, Ohio - While Americans debate the rising cost of health care, a new study of 30 countries over 27 years found that medical expansion has improved overall health - with one major exception. Researchers found that increased spending on health care and increases in specialized care were both associated with longer life expectancy and less mortality in the countries studied. But pharmaceutical industry expansion was linked to negative health effects. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Few young patients with severe obesity undergo weight loss surgery
CHICAGO--Among U.S. teenagers and young adults with severe obesity, a new study finds that only a small percentage undergo weight loss surgery, even though it is broadly considered the most effective long-term weight loss therapy. The study results, from high-volume surgical centers across five states, will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents and young a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain. The pain, say the study leaders at NYU School of Medicine, proceeds from the deterioration and related inflammation in knee joints caused in part by the extra weight they bear. And while the pain relief seen with lap-band surgery applied to all patients with oste ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children
Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6-8-year-old boys. However, these associations are largely explained by poor motor skills. The results published in the Journal of Sports Science are part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children PANIC Study conducted in the University of Ea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Parenting and personality work together to affect baby's weight gain
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Offering a snack may be a sure way to soothe a fussy child, but researchers say making it a habit can result in unnecessary weight gain in babies with certain temperaments. The researchers studied the babies temperament and how their mothers soothed them when the babies were six months old. When the researchers followed up a year later, they found that the more the mothers used food to soothe, the more weight certain babies gained. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Freezing hunger-signaling nerve may help ignite weight loss
LOS ANGELES March 21, 2018 --Freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may help patients with mild-to-moderate obesity lose weight, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The treatment was determined safe and feasible in the initial pilot phase. We developed this treatment for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity to reduce the attrition that is common with weight-loss ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Cold can activate body's 'good' fat at a cellular level, study finds
Lower temperatures can activate the body s good fat formation at a cellular level, a new study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports , shows for the first time that the way in which fat is made within the body is not pre-programmed during the early years of development as previously thought but even in adulthood cells can be influenced by our environment to change the type of f ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery
March 21, 2018 - Patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their surgery , reports a study in the journal Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . Patients on chronic opioid therapy before spinal fusion are at increased risk of complications and adverse outcomes--including repeated spinal surgery, according to the new research by Safdar N. Khan, MD, of The O ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Don't blame adolescent social behavior on hormones
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher. Changes in social behavior during adolescence appear to be independent of pubertal hormones. They are not triggered by puberty, so we can t blame the hormones, says Matthew Paul, an assistant professor in UB s Department ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
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