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Weight of the world: 2.1 billion people obese or overweight – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obesity is imposing an increasingly heavy burden on the world’s population in rich and poor nations alike, with almost 30 percent of people globally now either obese or overweight – a staggering 2.1 billion in all, researchers said on Wednesday. The researchers conducted what they called the most comprehensive assessment to date of one of the pressing public health dilemmas of our time, using data covering 188…

The Lancet: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures predict risk of different … – Science Codex

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Raised systolic and diastolic blood pressures may have different effects on different types of cardiovascular diseases and at different ages, according to new research involving 1.25 million patients from primary care practices in England published in a special themed issue of The Lancet. The issue is published ahead of ahead of Hypertension 2014, the Joint Meeting of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH), to…

British girls are FATTEST in western Europe claims alarming new research – Mirror.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Britain has the fattest girls in western Europe, alarming new research claims. An eye-opening 29.2% of girls under the age of 20 are classed as excessively heavy with just over 8% meeting the clinical definition of obesity, according to The Lancet medical journal. Only Greece of the 22 countries studied is on a par with those on these shores with a 0.1% lower prevalence. The study confirms previous research that…

The Lancet: Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s … – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University, and University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK, has finally uncovered the truth about King Richard III’s spinal condition, according to a new Case Report published in The Lancet. Historical and literary references to the physical deformities of Richard III, who ruled England from 1483-1485, are well-known, but debate has raged for centuries over the…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet: Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s … – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University, and University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK, has finally uncovered the truth about King Richard III’s spinal condition, according to a new Case Report published in The Lancet. Historical and literary references to the physical deformities of Richard III, who ruled England from 1483-1485, are well-known, but debate has raged for centuries over the…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet: Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s … – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University, and University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK, has finally uncovered the truth about King Richard III’s spinal condition, according to a new Case Report published in The Lancet. Historical and literary references to the physical deformities of Richard III, who ruled England from 1483-1485, are well-known, but debate has raged for centuries over the…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet: Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates … – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults (28% increase) and children (up by 47%) in the past 33 years, with the number of overweight and obese people rising from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, published in The Lancet. However, the rates vary widely…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet’s Manifesto For Planetary Health: Loons On The Loose – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I’ve mentioned the Lancet’s idea of gaining international socialism under the guise of public health here before. What I hadn’t realised was the misunderstandings of the real world that underpin their aims. Fortunately I am now better informed as a result of reading this interview with Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, one of the report’s authors. Professor McKee shows that as an economist he’s,…

The Lancet Oncology: UN officials warn refugees are struggling to access … – Science Codex

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014

A study published in The Lancet Oncology journal reveals a high demand for costly cancer treatment among refugees from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, with host countries struggling to find the money and the medicine to treat their new patients. The findings have prompted calls from lead author Dr Paul Spiegel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Medical Expert, for innovative financing schemes to improve…

The Lancet: Scientists invent kidney dialysis machine for babies and safely … – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Italian scientists have developed a miniaturised kidney dialysis machine capable of treating the smallest babies, and have for the first time used it to safely treat a newborn baby with multiple organ failure. This technology has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of infants with acute kidney injury, according to new research published in The Lancet. The new continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machine—named CARPEDIEM (Cardio-Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine)—was…

Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea … – Tech Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The lancet fish, which beached itself on a North Carolina beach. (Photo : Jennette’s Pier) A rare fanged lancet fish was recently washed up a North Carolina beach. These animals normally live at great depths, and are rarely seen by humans.  The rare fish was discovered on 12 May, after becoming beached, in Nags Head, a beach south of Jennette’s Pier. The stranded animal was first…

Alien on North Carolina beach? No, just a rare lancet fish – Tech Times

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

The pictures of the lancet fish posted in the social media accounts of Jeneatte’s Pier garnered a lot of reactions from their followers and fans. One commented that in his over 30 years of fishing at the pier, he has not seen such find.(Photo : Jennette’s Pier) Another rare creature is taking the spotlight. This time it is neither a shark nor a crustacean thriving in the…

Rare Cannibalistic Lancet Fish Washes Ashore – Nature World News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Yet another unusual, deep-sea marine animal has surfaced. This time it is a rare, cannibalistic lancet fish that washed up on the beaches of North Carolina on Monday. The ferocious-looking fish, which inhabits the deep ocean and is rarely seen, startled guests of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head when it was found on the shores of the popular fishing destination. Locals snapped pictures of the mysterious species before…

Lancet fish with fangs washes up on Nags Head Beach, North Carolina – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fish was spotted by shocked bystanders on pier Rarely seen deep-sea species was released back into the ocean By Jessica Jerreat Published: 01:01 EST, 17 May 2014 | Updated: 11:21 EST, 17 May 2014 A rarely seen fish that normally lives in the depths of the Atlantic caused a stir last week, when it washed up on a North Carolina beach. The lancet fish, a mysterious species that has a…