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Maternal obesity and overweight are associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in offspring

T2DM Risk in Offspring Up With Maternal Overweight, Obesity

Offspring of women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have higher risk for type 2 diabetes
The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
In the United States

2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years

Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
Four-year-olds with excess weight have an increased risk for high blood pressure at age 6 years

Excess Weight Tied to Increased Risk for High BP in Young Children

Risk for hypertension at age 6 higher for children with incident, persistent excess weight at age 4
Among adolescents and young adults

Suicide Rates Peaked for Teens, Young Adults in 2017

Rates of suicide increased among youth aged 15 to 24 years
A ban on the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes is being considered by San Francisco supervisors. If passed

San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of E-Cigarettes

Meanwhile, Connecticut has banned tobacco sales to people younger than age 21
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy can occur across the full spectrum of epilepsies

Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies

Only 37 percent of patients with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy took last dose of antiseizure meds
Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

Risk increased when four or more reports were made in the 36 months before a patient's surgery
Victoza (liraglutide) injection is now approved to treat type 2 diabetes in children 10 years and older

FDA Approves Victoza Injection for Children 10 Years and Older

~64 percent of children treated with Victoza achieved HbA1c levels less than 7 percent