In this video from UCSD TV, Robert Baron, MD, MS, UCSF Professor of Medicine, Vice Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Director of the UCSF Weight Management Program, discusses the causes and effects of the epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee on immunization practices today approved including Merck's Gardasil 9 vaccine in a list of recommended vaccinations for children and young adults. The vaccine got US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in December, 2014. The vaccine is an improvement on the older version of Gardasil in that it offers protection against 5 more types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) than the original product.
Emulsifiers used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, according to experimental research. The study was published online Feb. 25 in Nature.
[Health care workers who are involved in procedures utilizing radiation more often report experiencing work-related musculoskeletal pain, according to a study published in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.