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Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental H...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice; P50ES015903; P01ES018176; P50ES018176 ; P50ES015903; F32ES019420; KL2TR001077


A Television in the Bedroom?

Having a television in the bedroom during the preschool years can lead to mental and physical health problems in adolescence, a new Université de Montréal study indicates.

– Universite de Montreal

Pediatric Research


The Medical Minute: Small changes can make big progress in preventing childhood obesity

Children with obesity face physical, social and emotional hurdles while growing up. But parents can help by making good choices the most convenient choices for their children.

– Penn State Health


The percentage of adults taking cholesterol-lowering medication regularly remains low

The percentage of adults who have had a heart attack or have diabetes and regularly take statins — a medication used to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk for future cardiovascular events — has increased modestly in the United States. However,...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of the American Heart Association


Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective

An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routi...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Congress for Introducing Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on the introduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019. The Academy calls on Congress to pass the legislation, which will allow registered dieti...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


High Blood Pressure May Not Always Appear in Blood Pressure Readings at Doctor’s Office

Approximately 20 to 30 percent of adults in the United States may not be correctly diagnosed with having hypertension due to differences in their blood pressure when measured in their doctor’s office versus outside of their doctor’s office.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hypertension

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