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About Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It will lead to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define children with a body-mass index at or above the 85th percentile for their age as overweight.

In April 2011, a study showed that parents and schools are the two biggest influences on children contributing to childhood obesity. The observation was made by Susan Terwilliger, a clinical associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University.

Another study in April 2012, it is found that when it comes to obesity prevention, the focus tends to be on school-age children and teens, but a growing body of research has found a link between poor life-long health and being overweight as early as 2 years of age. The study said that Paediatricians should help parents with specific and tailored guidance on how to apply their knowledge in daily practice.

Sugary Drinks worsens effects of Obesity genes

A September 2012 study suggested that the effects of obesity genes were worsened for people who drink a lot of sugary beverages. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health said, "Almost everyone carries some genetic risk of obesity. People who carry a lot of obesity genes have a higher risk. People who drink a lot of soda also have a higher risk of obesity. For people who have both, their risk of obesity is much greater than either factor alone,"

Obesity in News

"The Big Biz Show" Interview With MissionHUB CEO Eryc Branham Now Available for Online Streaming
The Big Biz Show, an Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated radio and TV show, is proud to announce the recent interview with MissionHUB Chief Executive Officer, Eryc Branham, is now available for online streaming. Investors, analysts, industry professionals and all interested parties are encouraged to listen to the link below:

VIVUS, Inc. Announces Intent to Reacquire U.S. and Canadian Rights for Stendra(R) (Avanafil)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - December 31, 2015) - VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) (the "Company"), announced today that it has been notified by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Endo International, plc., of Auxilium's intention to return the U.S. and Canadian commercial rights for STENDRA® (Avanafil) to VIVUS

Dr. Julie T. Anne, Co-Founder of "The Healthy Weigh Out" Program, Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary With Success Stories
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 30, 2015) - Even before the last strand of tinsel gets boxed away, the focus shifts from holiday revelry to reflection on the coming year with promises to exercise more, to lose that extra weight, to be happier and healthier.

Boston Therapeutics' sugardown(R) in Clinical Trials Reduces Glucose, Fructose and Insulin
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) released final trial results from its proof of concept (POC) Sydney University study that showed consumption of sugardown® tablets prior to sugary beverages was found to significantly reduce the postprandial glucose, fructose and insulin responses to the sugary soft drink beverage. Every subject had a favorable response

Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses New Clinical Study on Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies After Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery is designed to help patients who suffer from severe obesity lose weight and reduce serious risks to their health. These surgical procedures alter the patient's GI tract either by creating restriction or malabsorption along with significantly altering the gut hormones leading to dramatic weight loss. Dr. Stephen G

Allurion Technologies' Elipse (TM) Gastric Balloon Receives European Marketing Approval
WELLESLEY, MA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - Allurion Technologies announced today that its Elipse™ Gastric Balloon has received a CE mark allowing sale of the product in the European Union. This is the company's first regulatory approval. Elipse™ will initially be available in select leading weight loss centers in France, Italy and the United Kingdom

Evolving Fast Food Breakfast Landscape Ranks as 2015's No. 1 Food News Story
"Do you want fries with your pancakes?"

UPDATE - RiverMend Health Launches to Provide Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction Related Diseases
RiverMend Health, the premier provider of scientifically driven behavioral health services to those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, eating disorders and other addiction-related diseases, today announced a $60 million round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the new investment, Edmund Bujalski will be appointed as CEO, with Dr

RiverMend Health Launches to Provide Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction Related Diseases
RiverMend Health, the premier provider of scientifically driven behavioral health services to those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, eating disorders and other addiction-related diseases, today announced a $60 million round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the new investment, Edmund Bujalski will be appointed as CEO, with Dr

800 Commerce Inc. Announces Executed Letter of Intent for Acquisition of BioSense Medical Devices LLC
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2015) - 800 Commerce Inc. (OTC PINK: ETHG), a fully reporting company and provider of merchant processing and mobile commerce solutions, today announced that the Company has agreed to acquire all the assets of BioSense Medical Devices LLC, (www.biosensemd.com) based in Duluth, Georgia

Hemostasis and Tissue Sealing Agents Market to Reach $7.4 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
The global hemostasis and tissue sealing agents market is expected to reach USD7.4billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The global hemostasis and tissue sealing agents market has gained popularity over time due to its ability in preventing blood loss

Planet Smoothie Franchise Surpasses 100-Store Mark in 2015
2015 has been another strong year of growth for the Planet Smoothie franchise; the franchise is positioned to surpass the 100-store mark by year's end. This is great news for current franchisees, as well as for prospective investors considering the Planet Smoothie franchise.

Fat Diminisher System Reviewed by Healthy Nutrition - Secret Formula Exposed
BAYSIDE, NY--(Marketwired - November 23, 2015) - The Fat Diminisher System is a comprehensive program designed for people who want to lose weight fast and safely. It's a complete natural guide to boost up the metabolism of the body, kill extra fat and providing a healthy in-shape body

Slim Trim 2000 Reviewed by Healthy Nutrition -- Pure Forskolin Formula Revealed
BAYSIDE, NY--(Marketwired - November 21, 2015) - With the discovery of an advanced formula for losing weight fast, trimming the tummy and attaining an in-shape body, Slim Trim 2000 has been introduced with a revolutionary ingredient "Forskolin," which was featured in a famous celebrity show as the finest source of breaking down body fat.

Highlights to be presented at Novo Nordisk's Capital Markets Day 2015
Bagsværd, Denmark, 18 November 2015 - At Novo Nordisk's Capital Markets Day tomorrow, 19 November 2015, the company will provide updates on key development projects, market dynamics and commercial strategy.

Nucific Bio X4 Reviewed by Healthy Nutrition -- 4 Important Nutrients Revealed
BAYSIDE, NY--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - Nucific, a California based health and Development center introduced a 4 special nutrients formula for digestive support, in their newly launched product named "Bio X4." For the purpose of healthy development of the body, Bio X4 is a complete digestive support, also a supplement for weight management as well.

Titan Pharmaceuticals Adds ProNeura Implant for Hypothyroidism to Product Development Pipeline
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics for the treatment of select chronic diseases utilizing its ProNeura™ long-term, continuous drug delivery technology, announced today that it has added an implantable triiodothyronine (T3) product for the treatment of hypothyroidism to its product development pipeline

Ponce Health Sciences University Attracts Top-Tier Medical Researchers to Address Growing Health Disparities Among Hispanics
The Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), a fully accredited U.S. medical school, has announced the hiring of two leading researchers to address growing disparities among Hispanics and other minorities in the United States. Dr. Harold Saavedra, cancer biologist from Emory University, and Dr

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (December 16, 2015 – December 29, 2015)
Business Wire IndiaThe following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the weeks of December 16, 2015 – December 29, 2015.

Worldwide Achievers Felicitated the Winners of Healthcare Excellence Summit & Awards 2015
Business Wire IndiaWorldwide Achievers has initiated the Healthcare Excellence Summit 2015 association with Care World TV as Broadcast Media Partner and Drug Today Medical Times as Print Media Partner, The event was held at Hotel Radisson Blu, New Delhi on 09th December 2015


TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - New Top-10 listings from American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the nation's leading provider of road safety cameras, names the Honda Accord as the most frequent make and model of vehicle caught running red lights in 2014, and finds most red-light runners were driving vehicles painted gray.

Novo Nordisk receives FDA approval for Saxenda® for the treatment of obesity
Bagsværd, Denmark, 23 December 2014 - Novo Nordisk today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda® (liraglutide 3 mg), the first once-daily human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue for the treatment of obesity

South Dakota Based Mitogenetics Revolutionizes How People Manage Diseases
Mitogenetics, a biomedical technology firm with strong South Dakota roots, in partnership with the State University of New York, is developing technology to regulate the action of mitochondria

Mitogenetics Revolutionizes How People Manage Diseases
Mitogenetics, a biomedical technology firm in partnership with the State University of New York, is developing technology to regulate the action of mitochondria

Snacking Done Right
(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities

Program to Fight Teen Obesity Available Through "Keep Fit America"
Childhood and adolescent obesity rates have been quadrupling for the past 30 years. Keep Fit America, a non-profit organization are dedicated to fighting obesity and educating children for a healthier tomorrow. Keep Fit America announced the launch of its new eight-week educational program to shape lifelong health and wellness habits for teens

Annapolis Plastic Surgeon on Training Resident Plastic Surgeons in Egypt
After training two surgeons from Egypt at her practice, Marcia V. Ormsby, MD, a plastic surgeon in Annapolis, was asked to visit Cairo, Egypt to train their plastic surgery residents. Delighted by the opportunity to volunteer her time and expertise to help improve their skills, Dr

VIVUS Announces Favorable Formulary Positioning for Qsymia
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - December 15, 2014) - VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), a biopharmaceutical company commercializing Qsymia® (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV for the treatment of obesity, today announced that Qsymia is the sole anti-obesity agent listed on the CVS/Caremark Performance Drug List, or PDL

True Drinks Announces the Appointment of Jon Merriman to the TRUU Advisory Board
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - True Drinks, Inc. (OTCQB: TRUU), a healthy beverage provider with major entertainment and media company licensing agreements for use of their characters on its proprietary, patented bottles, today announced that brokerage and banking industry veteran Jon Merriman has joined the True Advisory Board as Chairman.

Wellness Solutions Receive Praise
Bravo Wellness, the leader in outcomes-based incentives, is pleased to announce that several of its clients and partners have been named 2014 IHC Superstars

Posiba -- A Whole New Way to Drive Greater Social Impact in Giving
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 04, 2014) - The landscape of charitable giving is about to receive a makeover with the launch of Posiba

New Sports and Fitness Book Published by Elsevier: "The Science of Fitness" Co-Authored by Legendary Cyclist Greg LeMond and Mark Hom, MD
WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - December 04, 2014) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance co-authored by Greg LeMond, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, and Mark Hom, MD, a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist.

Lil Wayne Cameo in Fred Water Flask Kickstarter Video
As Weezy prepares to release his eleventh album, Carter V, he's seen drinking from the Fred Water Flask and remixing Aaron "Jaws" Homoki's techno beat found in Fred Water's Hilarious Kickstarter video. At just seven days into the 40-day campaign, the company surpassed its goal.

ZIVO Bioscience and WellMetris Subsidiary Announce Pilot Program and Pending Order for Point of Care Wellness Test
ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: ZIVO), formerly Health Enhancement Products, Inc., and its WellMetris subsidiary announced today that Trion Solutions, Inc., a leading human resources company with over 1,000 clients, and 15,000 employees, has committed to a pilot program to evaluate the health and economic benefits offered by the Company's proprietary Wellness Profile testing platform

True Drinks Holdings, Inc. CEO Lance Leonard to Be Interviewed on Clear Channel -- iHeart Business Talk Radio's "The Trader's Network" on December 2nd, 2014
True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: TRUU), a natural, healthy beverage company based in the United States, announced today that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lance Leonard will be interviewed live tomorrow by host Michael Yorba on Clear Channel -- iHeart Business Talk Radio's "The Trader's Network" Show. In this exclusive interview, Mr

Dental Care Too Late or Elusive for Many Native Adults and Elders in Indian Country
OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - November 25, 2014) - Ed Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock poet and storyteller in Portland, Ore., vividly remembers when as a child he had a painful, decayed tooth pulled one morning more than 60 years ago.

Fred Water Takes Aim at Sugar on Kickstarter
Continuing its trend of industry firsts, today Fred Water has taken its crusade against sugar to another level by revealing its innovative stainless steel Fred Water Flask that makes water easy to carry in a pocket

Dallas Bariatric Surgeon David D. Kim, MD on the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery is a way to give people who suffer from morbid obesity a chance at a new and healthier beginning, says Dr. David D. Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon and the head of Kim Bariatric Institute. Since 2002, Dr. Kim has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Arlington area

Newman's Own Foundation Announces $10 Million in Grants to Aid Nutrition
WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - Newman's Own Foundation today announced that it is committing more than $10 million in grants over three years to support initiatives that increase fresh food access and nutrition education in underserved communities

Axxess Pharma Receives Health Canada Approval to Sell High Potency Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement Throughout Canada
Axxess Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., is pleased to announce they have now received Health Canada approval to sell their high potency Omega-3 fish oil supplement throughout Canada

Vista Partners Initiates Coverage on Targeted Medical Pharma (OTCQB:TRGM). - Video Research Alert on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, November 25, 2013 - San Francisco-based Vista Partners has initiated coverage on Targeted Medical Pharma (OTCQB:TRGM). Following the release of the company's 3rd quarter financial results, Analyst Ross Silver gives the company a 12 month target price of $2.75, a premium of 248% to the $0.79 price the day the report was issued.

Tree Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - In a study published November 20, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine[1], researchers looked at the association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses' Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study

BariaMed(R) Program, Designed to Improve Post-Bariatric Surgery Outcomes, Has Been Announced
A new program, BariaMed®, will incorporate a serious game and a connected spoon, BariaSpoon®, to support patients in their nutritional and behavioral rehabilitation after bariatric (obesity) surgery. BariaMed is a program that offers a behavior-change tool, software that collects data, nutrition products and oversight by a medical specialist.

Record Diabetes Cases Highlight Need for Nuvilex Treatment
In a newly released article, Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and micro cap sectors, notes that while there are a number of treatments to help cope with diabetes, the new technology platform acquired by Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) may prove to be one of the breakthrough treatments in the space in the coming years.

ObamaCare Incentive Program 'Misstep' to Shift Healthcare Costs to Poor & Minorities While Financially Penalizing Overweight Employees En Masse
HealthyWage (www.HealthyWage

Fresh Healthy Vending's Shares Could Double From Current Levels
Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and micro cap sectors, notes that in an article published today on Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, the continued achievement of key milestone events could return the stock to the $4.00 level, which is essentially a doubling of its present share price.

Study Shows Weight Loss and Decreased Food Cravings With Phase 2 White Kidney Bean Extract
Obesity, the official peer-reviewed research journal of The Obesity Society, has published the largest weight loss and weight management clinical study, to date, on Phase 2 white kidney bean extract, an all-natural, non-stimulant proprietary ingredient found in many carbohydrate blocking nutritional supplements.

SnackHealthy Launches 100% Organic Gourmet Pork Sausage Line
SnackHealthy, Inc. (OTCBB: SNAX) announced today the launch of its Organic Harvest™ line of gourmet sausages, produced at the largest organic pork farm in North America. The sausages are fully cooked, blended in organic spices, hardwood-smoked in pork casings and processed in San Francisco from 100% organic certified pork. They are available in five dinner and one breakfast packaging.

CDC Foundation Achieves Milestone of $400 Million Raised to Support CDC-Led Programs Since 1995
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2013) - Since 1995 the CDC Foundation has launched more than 700 programs and raised $400 million to advance the life-saving work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Plandai to Provide New Formula in Diet Industry Profit Quest
Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that while high profile weight loss companies are failing to deliver revenue and profits the door is wide open for a new approach from Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL) with its proprietary Phytofare™ Catechin Complex.

AMA Adopts New Policies at Interim Meeting to Improve Health of Nation
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 19, 2013) - The American Medical Association (AMA), the premier national physician organization in the country, gathered physician and medical student leaders representing all aspects of medicine during its Interim Meeting and today voted to adopt new policies on emerging issues in public health and science to help improve the health of the nation.

UPDATE: Tallwave Kicks-off Global Entrepreneurship Week With High Tide for Healthcare IT Startup Competition and Innovation Search
Joining participants across the entrepreneurship spectrum in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 18-24, Tallwave today announced the kick-off of its High Tide for Healthcare IT startup competition and innovation search

Zumba(R) Kids, the Ultimate Zumba(R) Dance Party for Younger Players, Is Now Available on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii(TM)
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the leading Zumba® Fitness video game franchise that has sold more than nine million copies worldwide, announced today that Zumba® Kids is available now in North America on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii™

New Report Shows Plandai Biotechnology's Diabetes Research More Important Than Ever
Late last week the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released a report filled with some staggering statistics in the fight against diabetes. Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL) feels it is producing products that can make a difference in the fight against the disease, and in light of these new numbers from the IDF, those products will be more welcomed than ever.

Moen Watch 2014: A Daily Look at Research Shaping 2014 Consumer Behavior Trends
At Moen, the consumer is at the center of everything we do. We watch, listen and observe their daily interactions with water to develop products which make their everyday tasks just a little bit easier. But we don't stop there

SnackHealthy, Inc. Appoints Richard Damion as New Chief Executive Officer
SnackHealthy, Inc. (OTCBB: SNAXD) today announced the appointment of Richard Damion as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. Mr. Damion will be responsible for SnackHealthy's product development, distribution strategy, leadership and day-to-day operations.

Tallwave Kicks-off Global Entrepreneurship Week With High Tide for Healthcare IT Startup Competition and Innovation Search
Joining participants across the entrepreneurship spectrum in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 18-24, Tallwave today announced the kick-off of its High Tide for Healthcare IT startup competition and innovation search

iSatori Invites the Nation to Celebrate "Eat-Smart(R) America Day(TM)" November 15th
iSatori, Inc., an emerging leader in the development and marketing of scientifically engineered nutritional supplements for healthier lifestyles, invites everyone in the entire nation to eat smart for one day -- November 15 -- in celebration of the third annual "Eat-Smart America Day!"

2013 Health IT Leadership Summit Sees Record Attendance
The Health IT Leadership Summit, held earlier this week at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, saw record-breaking attendance. More than 670 attendees converged on the historic Fox Theatre for the fourth annual event, a day filled with educational sessions and networking with industry leaders from some of healthcare IT's largest companies.

2 Pioneering Specialists to Discuss Breathing and Sleep Disorders at Largest U.S. Dental Conference
Dr. Howard Hindin of The Hindin Center for Whole Health Dentistry (www.hindincenter.com) and Dr. Michael Gelb of The Gelb Center (www.gelbcenter.com), co-founders of the Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (APMD), will be featured speakers at the nation's largest dental health-care event on Dec. 3.

"Social Dieting" May Be the Secret Weapon in War on Fat
Can social media make you thin? A start-up company in New York is betting that it can. In January of 2012, DietBet, Inc. rolled out a game where participants lose weight together as part of an online competition. After hosting thousands of players, the results paint a picture that people who go about their weight loss collaboratively are far more successful in their quest to get in shape.

Western Diabetes Institute Shares Expertise in Response to Student's Death From Undiagnosed Diabetes
The tragic death of Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design 11th grade student Nikita Rodriguez from undiagnosed diabetes in late November 2012 was not in vain.

ActiveCare Announces Expansion of Customer Contract With Southern Benefit Services, LLC
ActiveCare, Inc. (OTCBB: ACAR), the service leader in disease and diabetes management, today reported the expansion of its customer contract with Southern Benefit Services, LLC. Through this contract, ActiveCare has added over 1,000 new members in the past 9 months with annualized revenues in excess of $1.2 million

VooDoo New Orleans BBQ Franchise Trends for 2013: Fast-Casual Locations and Healthier, More Affordable Choices
With diners looking to cut down on both spending and fat grams in 2013, New Orleans BBQ franchise VooDoo BBQ & Grill is keeping up with restaurant industry trends toward healthier, more affordable meal choices in fast-casual settings:

Medecision Awarded Full NCQA Disease Management Systems Certification
Medecision, the leader in collaborative healthcare management technology, today announced that it has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Disease Management Systems Certification for the full suite of Aerial™ solutions including Disease Management (DM) Clinical Programs.

Robeks Smoothie Franchise to Expand in Connecticut
The nation's premium healthy smoothie and juice bar franchise, Robeks, is expanding its footprint in Connecticut.

Poxel Raises €13 million to Progress Imeglimin Development to Treat Type 2 diabetes
Poxel S.A. /Poxel Raises €13 million to Progress Imeglimin Development to Treat Type 2 diabetes . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

For 2013, Resolve to Make Fitness a Family Affair
The holidays offer special opportunities for family time: parties, visits from relatives, holiday traditions and more. But the child fitness experts at My Gym Children's Fitness Center say that the New Year also brings an opportunity for family time -- if parents and caregivers resolve to schedule regular time with their children for active play and other fitness activities.

Kids Gourmet(TM) Launches Across Canada With Squoosh(TM) Line, Disrupts Snack Aisle
Kids Gourmet™, a natural brand extension of Baby Gourmet® aimed at school-aged kids, today announces its launch and introduces its first snack line, Squoosh™

Novartis drug Signifor® gains FDA approval as the first medication to treat Cushing's disease, a serious endocrine disorder
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Signifor® gains FDA approval as the first medication to treat Cushing's disease, a serious endocrine disorder . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

ProMedica Embarks on Progressive "Take a Stand" Wellness Journey
To help protect employees from the adverse health effects of long periods of sitting, ProMedica has launched their "Take a Stand" wellness program. Formally rolled out in October and November, the program encourages ProMedica employees to break up their sedentary work routines using a combination of standing, stretching and ergonomics.

2013 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Set for March 1-2 at Colorado Convention Center
The Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, Colorado Head Start Association, Denver Preschool Program, and Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado are collaborating to sponsor the 2013 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) March 1-2 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Singapore Scientists Identify New Biomarker for Cancer in Bone Marrow
Singapore scientists have identified FAIM, a molecule that typically prevents cell death, as a potential biomarker to identify an incurable form of cancer in the bone marrow. Patients with this form of cancer usually do not get cured with current standard treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, with an average survival of only about four years

OmniMount Supports Healthier Home Life
OmniMount, a brand of mount and furniture solutions for TVs, computers and tablets, is introducing a line of ActionMounts to promote healthier movement during traditionally sedentary activities like home computer use and TV viewing

NatureBox Raises $2.0 Million to Deliver Healthy Snacking to America's Doorstep
NatureBox, a healthy snack subscription service, today announced that it has closed a $2.0M round of seed funding to accelerate its business of helping people discover healthier food options and to fulfill its mission of addressing the critical state of obesity in America

Consumer Fraud Center Urges Amazon to Halt Uninspected Shipments From China Into Its Warehouses Because of Threat of Carcinogens
Coming on the heels of a legal action launched by an environmental advocacy group against several major retailers concerning the presence of suspected carcinogens in baby products, the Consumer Fraud Center today joined in urging Amazon.com, Inc

Fresh Healthy Vending Launches in Northwest Arkansas
Fresh Healthy Vending has launched in Northwest Arkansas through franchise owners Dennis and Carla Laing

State, Local Leaders Gather to Tackle Community Health Issues
On Tuesday, December 11, nine mayors, two lieutenant governors, nine state legislators, and 70+ other state and local officials and experts in education, public health, urban planning and transportation will gather at GOVERNING's Healthy Living Summit in Atlanta to consider the role of government in encouraging healthier lifestyle choices.

For Ages 2 to 95: Gorilla Doorway Gym Brings the Playground Inside -- Swing Indoors, Punch a Boxing Bag & Do Motion Exercises in Your Own Doorway
Gorilla Gym, the world's smallest and most versatile home playgym, today announced the successful launch of its crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo.com/gorilla-gym. Launched by two Boston entrepreneurs with a mission to make it easy for everyone to exercise for at least 15 minutes every day, Gorilla Gym attaches to your doorway allowing multiple motion exercises and attachments

The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Announces Anthem Blue Cross Foundation Grant to Support African American Initiative
The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announced today that funding has been provided thanks to a generous grant from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation

Regarding meat as 'treat' may help tackle obesity
One should only eat meat on feast days to help tackle obesity, a government food advisor has advised.

5 tips to help you slash flab this New Year
Scientists have presented New Year gifts for obese people and those aiming to shed some extra pounds - five tips for losing weight.

ARI Recognized as an American Heart Association Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company
ARI®, a leading global vehicle fleet management provider specializing in complex car and truck fleet programs, has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association's Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and engage in more physical activities.

Holman Automotive Recognized by American Heart Association as Worksite Fitness Innovation Company of 2011
Holman Automotive Group, one of the nation's top auto dealership and leasing companies, has been recognized by the American Heart Association as one of two Worksite Fitness Innovation Companies of 2011. The Biannual award is given to companies that develop and implement innovative and effective programs to promote physical activity in the workplace

Pacific Biomarkers Announces the Appointment of Amar A. Sethi, MD, PhD as Its New Chief Scientific Officer
Pacific Biomarkers (PBI), a Seattle, WA-based limited liability company that provides premier biomarker and specialty efficacy testing services to the drug development industry, has named the company's current Vice President, Research and Development, Amar A. Sethi, MD, PhD, as the new Chief Scientific Officer effective January 1, 2012. Dr

Why obesity drugs have limited efficiency
Drugs used to treat obesity usually show limited efficiency and numerous serious side effects, mainly due to our restricted understanding of the effects of obesity on our natural mechanisms of body weight control, researchers say.

Bacteria in large intestine may be behind obesity
A new study has suggested that bacteria living in people's large intestine may play a role in obesity.

Is poor diet of shift workers a new form of occupational hazard?
The poor diet of shift workers should be considered as a new occupational health hazard, a new study has claimed.

US politician to apologise for criticising Michelle Obama's 'large posterior'
A US congressman has landed himself in trouble after making ungentlemanly remarks about Michelle Obama's derriere.

Kids who hate their mums likely to become obese
The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her child could affect the potential for that kid to be obese during adolescence, a new study has suggested.

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