How marketing affects eating behaviours in children and adolescents

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Over the past few decades there has been a global trend showing an increase in obesity in children and adolescents. Excess weight can play an important factor for developing noncommunicable diseases (such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes) later in life. So, what could be driving this global trend in the increase in childhood obesity? It […]

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FDA approves first treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis in the US

The FDA has granted approval for dupilumab for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis for adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older, according to a press release.
Dupilumab (Dupixent, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) is the first drug in the U.S. specifically indicated for the treatment of this condition.
“It is very exciting that we now have the first FDA-approved treatment option specifically for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, and one that is targeted to an underlying cause of this disease,” Evan Dellon, MD, professor of medicine in the division

Nearly half of Americans report greater stress sensitivity with pandemic

A recently published survey revealed that nearly half of American workers report they and their coworkers are more acutely aware of stress than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a company press release, LifeWorks Mental Health Index reported that 42% of U.S. citizens who felt more sensitive to stressors recorded a mental health score more than 10 points below the national average. In addition, 44% of American workers have seen their colleagues more attuned to stress than in pre-pandemic times.
“Persistent uncertainties in the economy and geopolitical arena continue to adversely

Young dementia patients at higher risk for hospitalization for vehicle crashes in Taiwan

Patients with young-onset dementia are at greater risk for hospitalization due to motor vehicle crash injury than those without dementia, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
“Studies have demonstrated that the deficits associated with dementia influence the ability to drive and safely navigate traffic,” Chih-Ching Liu, PhD, of the College of Medical and Health Science at Asia University in Taiwan, and colleagues wrote. “Nevertheless, many patients with dementia continue to drive cars or ride bicycles or motorcycles to maintain their independence and active

CDC identifies more pediatric hepatitis cases, including one more death

The CDC has identified more cases of acute hepatitis with an unknown cause among children in the United States, including one more death.
Adenovirus infection has been implicated — but not proven — as the cause of the unexplained illnesses, which have also been reported in Europe.
The CDC said this week that it has received reports of 180 cases in 36 states and territories over the last 7 months — up from 109 cases reported as of 2 weeks ago.
In a telebriefing on Friday afternoon, Jay Butler, MD, the CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, reported one additional