Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD
Some studies have shown association between short sleep duration (less than 7 hours) and co-morbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. In addition, they noted that sleep is a key regular of blood ...
Renal and Urology News - Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:16

Are New Mexico Employers Required to Accommodate Obesity Under the ADA?
Plaintiff attempted to rebut the argument that his obesity was simply a physical characteristic by claiming that his obesity, in and of itself, is a physical impairment because it has been labeled as “severe”, “morbid” or “Class III” obesity. Plaintiff ...
Lexology (registration) - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00

An intriguing reason why we Americans are so Rubenesque
He and I are about the same age, and recall when most televisions (immense “consoles” they were called) were fat and most kids (and adults) were skinny, or at least not morbidly obese. Morbid obesity was something we only saw in the Guinness Book of ...
Bucks County Courier Times - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:05

Gleneagles KK fights obesity diseases
Bariatric surgery aims to induce weight loss in morbidly obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeding 35 kg/m2 and to change their body's metabolism for prolonging a healthier quality life without ailments (see pic) associated with obesity.
Daily Express - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:24

Obesity Alone Does Not Qualify as a Disability Under the ADA says the 8th Circuit
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Nebraska federal court's decision ruling that to constitute an ADA impairment, obesity, even morbid obesity, must be the result of a physiological disorder or condition. In the case of Morriss v ...
Lexology (registration) - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:54

Obesity Not A Disability Without An Underlying Medical Cause
In considering this question, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota) rejected the argument that morbid obesity, in and of itself, is a disability even if not caused by an ...
JD Supra (press release) - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:15

You Can Beat Obesity With Safe, Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatment
Those who have morbid obesity are told to conquer the disease by means of a secure, non-invasive cure. An apt and novel treatment for morbid obesity has just come up on the medical horizon. It can lead to long-term weight loss with the least amount of ...
I4U News - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00

Microscopic Beads That Block Blood Flow To The Stomach Hold Promise As New ...
Medical Daily - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:41

Losing weight without having surgery
Pulse Headlines - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:16

Only yourself to blame: how stigma is making us fatter
In the developed world, the fastest-growing category of obesity is the most desperate – morbid obesity. A significant proportion of these people are not yet problematic: they are well, and not using health-care services, Gray says. But that will change ...
New Statesman - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:08

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