Medical Notes: Week of February 23, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of February 23, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 23, 2020, including: A study that finds water chlorination may also be unsafe. Then, children have a much higher risk of becoming obese if a home is cross-generational and grandparents are raising the kids. And finally, another reason to eat your Brussels sprouts.

Medical Notes: Week of February 16, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 16, 2020, including: Studies showing physical activity helps prevent obesity virtually from birth. Then, low doses of lithium may show promise in treating dementia. Then, about half of people who are recovering from a concussion have sleep problems. And finally, a study showing that maybe the two genders are becoming more equal.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 29, 2019

Medical Notes: Week of December 29, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 29, 2019, including: The last three flu seasons have been bad, but there’s a chance this year could be even worse. Then, sleeping too much can be a risk factor for stroke. Plus, more than 30 million people in the United States think they’re allergic to penicillin when they’re not. And finally, if you’re scheduled for surgery, ask your doctor what kind of music she listens to in the operating room.

Obesity and Cancer Risk

Studies are finding that obesity significantly increases a person’s risk for a variety of cancers. However, not all forms of fat carry equal risk. An expert discusses who is more at risk and why.

Weight Loss Surgery for Teenagers

The proportion of severely obese teenagers continues to rise. Doctors increasingly understand that only weight loss surgery is likely to help them lose weight and avoid health consequences of obesity. But teens are often held back until they’re so heavy that even bariatric surgery isn’t enough to return them to normal weight. Experts discuss.

Medical Notes : Week of March 31, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 31, 2019.

Medical Notes 18-46

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 18, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-45

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 11, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-44

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 4, 2018.

18-42 Segment 1: Doctors’ Obesity Bias

Studies show that medical professionals are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who start avoiding the doctor. Experts explain the problem, results, and what might be done about it.

Medical Notes 18-34

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 26, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-30

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 29, 2018.

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18-06 Segment 2: The High Health Cost of Sugar

An expert describes why he believes sugar is to blame for obesity, and the changes in the market and government advisories that made sugar a much heavier part of our diets.

17-28 Segment 1: Our Obesity Obsession: Does Science Support It?

Experts discuss how culture drives our obsession with weight and what science really has to say about it.