Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April — 1 May) shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. The study is by…

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Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery may be at greater

Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes, being presented…

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Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising the available evidence from the scientific literature, included…

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HPV vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many US states

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  Credit: Pediatric Academic Societies BALTIMORE — Despite the increasing trends in uptake, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many states, according to a new study, which describes the trends in HPV vaccine…

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Survey of pediatricians and family physicians assesses HPV vaccine delivery practices

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  Credit: Pediatric Academic Societies BALTIMORE — A new national survey of pediatricians and family physicians examines and compares how providers are recommending and communicating about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, their current delivery practices, reported refusal/deferral rates and associated factors,…

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New research examines barriers to vaccination in immunocompromised children

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  Credit: Pediatric Academic Societies BALTIMORE — A new study examines the barriers to vaccination of immunocompromised children (ICC). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 —…

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New study aims to better understand Kawasaki disease

BALTIMORE — A new study looks to define the antibody characteristics, including clonality, of plasmablasts during Kawasaki Disease (KD). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «We still don’t know the cause of KD, the leading cause…

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New study examines the resurgence of milk sharing

BALTIMORE — A new study examines the history and resurgence of milk sharing. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. Wet nursing was considered the safest and most popular alternative form of nutrition until further options were…

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