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From 2000 to 2016

Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups

Large study shows particular increase in the 50- to 64-year-old age group from 2000 to 2016
Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

New labels would be the most significant change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years
Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room
Low muscle mass is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk in the elderly

Low Muscle Mass in the Arms, Legs Tied to Mortality in Elderly

Muscle mass more predictive of mortality than visceral fat, total fat in older women
The seeming association between parity and risk for type 2 diabetes among postmenopausal women is likely explained by adult weight gain

Adult Weight Gain Likely Explains Link Between Parity, T2DM Risk

Risk for diabetes among postmenopausal women can be reduced by preventing adult weight gain
Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada

Almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years used at least one prescription drug in past 30 days
About 6 percent of psychiatrically hospitalized youth have abnormal thyroid-stimulating hormone measures

TSH Elevated in 6 Percent of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Youth

Elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone linked to recent weight gain, treatment with benzodiazepines
For children at increased risk

Gluten Intake, Celiac Disease Linked in Genetically Predisposed

Increased gluten intake may increase celiac disease autoimmunity, celiac disease in at-risk children
Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence

Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

Misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children, but not adults, associated with diabetic ketoacidosis
General and abdominal adiposity are associated with mortality in a population of Mexican adults

General, Abdominal Adiposity Linked to Mortality in Mexicans

Waist circumference strongly linked to mortality even after adjustment for BMI, hip circumference