Importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic healthImportance,of,when,adolescents,sleep,to,obesity,and,cardiometabolic,health

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Medical School has found that adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health, and that the effects are greater in girls than in boys. Poor quality and short duration of sleep are […]

Overweight and obesity levels dipping in Alberta preschoolers, but severe obesity unchanged: U of A study

Rates of overweight and obesity among preschool-aged children in Alberta are down since 2010, but the rate of severe obesity hasn’t changed, according to a new study by U of A researchers. (Photo: Getty Images) The number of overweight and obese preschool-aged children is on the decline in Alberta, but severe obesity remains virtually unchanged, […]

Guy Nattiv’s Skin: What Are We to Make of Another Redemption Tale About Neo-Nazis?

The concept of white male violence — how it replicates and ripples through the world — is fertile ground for exploration, especially right now. Skin, written and directed by Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv, begins by juxtaposing such sickening violence, the kind fueled by right-wing ideology, with surprising grace. As the film progresses, however, the tactic only […]

Obesity rivals smoking as cause of cancer, UK charity warns

Excess weight causes about 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking in the UK each year. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Obesity is rivalling smoking as a cause of cancer, responsible for more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than cigarettes, according to the UK’s leading cancer charity. Smoking is still the biggest cause of […]

Common skin bacterium raises risk of food allergy in kids with severe eczema

Washington D.C.: Researchers at King’s College London have found that young kids with serious eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium are at an increased risk of developing a food allergy. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium that can be found in the nose and the skin of healthy individuals. However, SA is more common in patients of eczema, […]