Tag: weight gain

Not So Fast Blaming Slow Metabolism for Mid-Life Weight Gain

Although a number of factors can add to weight gain during mid-life, it’s unlikely that a slowing metabolism is one of them, new evidence suggests....

Diabetes Drug’s New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate

The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include an unusual warning: They...

Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition

In contrast to previous research, a new study suggests that weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition — and may actually be detrimental....

HIV and Fitness

Decades ago, an HIV diagnosis meant sickness and a shorter life. Exercise wasn’t even part of the conversation. Today, HIV is more of a lifelong...

Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency

In its third voluntary recall in the past year, Acella Pharmaceuticals has announced a nationwide recall of specific lots of its popular hypothyroid treatment NP Thyroid...

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival

Infants born to women with HIV who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) plus emtracitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) had significantly higher odds of surviving the first 6 months...

Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors

Children who have been treated for brain tumors often experience significant weight gain, and new findings suggest that this could be a sign of hypothalamic-pituitary...

Fauci Worries About Possible Post-COVID ‘Mental Health Pandemic’

Anthony Fauci, MD, says he’s concerned about how Americans will react once the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control, CBS News reports. Noting that an...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Fighting the COVID 15? Find the Best Diet for You

Jan. 4, 2021 — If you’re struggling to shed weight gained during the pandemic or just want to eat healthier, there’s a diet plan for...

No Need for Antipsychotics to Recover?

Two new studies highlight the importance of early intervention in first-episode psychosis (FEP). In the first study, Australian investigators conclude that for some FEP patients,...

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians

A new Canadian clinical practice guideline for treating adults with obesity emphasizes improving health rather than simply losing weight, among other things. A summary of...

Weight Gain Persists as HIV-Treatment Issue

People living with HIV who put on extra pounds and develop metabolic syndrome or related disorders linked in part to certain antiretroviral agents remain a...

Time-Restricted Feeding a ‘Viable Option’ to Lose Weight

Adults with obesity had similar weight loss and improvements in some cardiometabolic markers after restricting their eating to 4 or 6 hours a day for...

Steroids Linked to Increased Hypertension in RA

Although the adverse effects of systemic glucorticosteroids (GCs) are well known, their association with hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been unclear. Now, a large...

Many Report Weight Gain During Shutdown

May 18, 2020 — Many readers say they have gained weight during stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, a new WebMD poll finds. Among...

Lower BMI Cutoff May Be Linked to Severe COVID-19 in Younger Asian Patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — The body mass index (BMI) cutoff for increased risk of severe COVID-19 among patients under age 60 may be lower...

COVID-19 Pandemic Spells Trouble for Children’s Health

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — Although priority number one lies in controlling the spread of COVID-19, public...

Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Almost half of obese endometrial cancer survivors in a recent study gained weight during 12 months of follow-up, whether or not they participated in a...