Obesity increases susceptibility to H1N1 flu, a new study finds. It may help clarify why diseases like the flu and COVID-19 affect people differently.
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New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.
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"...we believe it may be possible to control obesity and the complications of obesity by better regulating inflammation."
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A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.
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Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."
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An expert explains when parents should think about helping their child lose weight and how families can work together to maintain healthy habits.
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After Philadelphia imposed a soda tax, sales dropped 46%. But there's a catch: sales immediately outside the city saw a dramatic increase.
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