The Look: Becoming a Woman Before Their Eyes

The Look The American bat mitzvah has never been more widely broadcast than in 2019. Image Gabi Ivler, at center, surrounded by friends at her bat mitzvah.CreditMarisa Chafetz for The New York Times Judith Kaplan didn’t celebrate her bat mitzvah in a hotel ballroom with a D.J. or an open bar for her grown-up guests.…

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Medical News Today: Why pet antibiotics could make their owners sick

At a small animal hospital in the United Kingdom, researchers have found a gene that enables bacteria to be highly resistant to linezolid — an antibiotic that doctors use to treat serious infections in humans. New research warns about the dangers of transmitting drug-resistant bacteria between humans and their pets. Healthcare professionals give linezolid when…

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Medical News Today: How might obesity affect the brain?

The link between obesity and the brain is a fascinating topic that scientists have only recently begun to explore. New research adds important pieces to the puzzle. Researchers have used MRI scans to examine the brains of people living with obesity. From the size and functionality of the brain to specific neuronal circuits, recent studies…

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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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