Monthly Archives: September 2017

Motivational Interviews in Weight Loss Treatment

[ad_1] The rate of obesity is on the rise and continues to be a global concern and public health issue. Combining behavioural weight loss treatment with motivational interviews may increase weight loss in obese and overweight people. Obesity rates continue to rise worldwide and according to one study, 65 million more adults in the USA…

Coronary Artery Disease Treatment: Are Drug-Eluting Stents Superior?

[ad_1] As the most common type of heart disease and a leading cause of death in the US, coronary artery disease treatment is of significant importance. A recent study compares whether bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) are as safe and effective as drug-eluting stents (DES) for treating coronary artery disease. Comparing Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease…

Baby-led Feeding Doesn’t Prevent Obesity But Has Other Perks

[ad_1] A recent study sought to determine whether baby-led feeding results in a lower infant body mass index (BMI) than traditional spoon-feeding. Although the resultant BMI scores were similar between the two groups, researchers report that infants in the baby-led feeding group showed less food fussiness and greater enjoyment of food than those in the…

Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Reduce Cardiovascular Complications

[ad_1] A recent post-hoc analysis of the Look Ahead trial revealed that weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients may reduce cardiovascular complications. The subgroup of people likely to benefit from weight loss can be identified by their HbA1C levels and a short questionnaire on general health. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition caused by…

Protein Supplementation Does Not Improve Weight Management

[ad_1] A recent study has demonstrated that protein supplementation does not help weight management after weight loss. Studies have shown that caloric restriction is the most effective way to lose weight, but people who lose weight often struggle to keep it off. High protein diets can contribute to weight loss when calories are restricted, however,…

Severe Mental Illness and the Prevalence of Infectious Diseases

[ad_1] Although the prevalence of infectious diseases is higher in people with severe mental illness, further research is lacking. A recent population-based study in Sweden found an increased prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in people with severe mental illness, and that substance misuse contributed most to this increase. Severe mental illness is…

Vitiligo Repigmentation after Nivolumab Therapy Indicates Tumor Relapse

[ad_1] A recently published report documents the curious case of a patient who was treated with the recently introduced drug nivolumab for melanoma and developed vitiligo spots during the course of treatment. Nivolumab is an antibody that binds to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), a protein present on the surface of a number of…

Dietary Fiber Reduces Toxicity Following Radiation for Pelvic Cancer

[ad_1] A recent study reports that a high-fiber diet during radiation therapy for pelvic cancer helps reduce gastrointestinal radiation toxicity both immediately and over the long term compared to habitual fiber intake. This finding contravenes existing practice that recommends low-fiber diets to people undergoing pelvic radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat abdominal…

Youth Drinking Intervention Requires Novel Strategies

[ad_1] Youth drinking is a significant problem in many countries and is a major cause of alcohol-related injury and disease. Many injuries result in admission to the Emergency Department, and the harsh reality is that these injuries are avoidable. Excessive alcohol consumption is a major problem in many societies around the…

Insulin Pumps Deliver Increased Blood Sugar Control

[ad_1] A randomized controlled trial split patients using continuous glucose monitoring into two treatment groups, one using insulin pumps and the other using insulin injections. The results show that the insulin pump group gained better control over the stabilization of glucose levels. Type I diabetes is a disease that affects more than 300,000 Canadians. It…