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The emotional toll of obesity in children – South Coast Herald

The emotional toll of obesity in children – South Coast Herald

Not only are health costs related to pediatric obesity, but your child’s weight issue is also inextricably linked to their emotional wellbeing. Stigma in society Living with extra kilos can be heart-breaking for children who are overweight. The social stigma associated with being overweight can be just as harmful to a child as the physical …

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FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental indication for setmelanotide (Imcivree, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals) injection for chronic weight management in adults and pediatric patients age 6 and older with obesity due to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Setmelanotide, a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, is the first FDA-approved therapy for BBS, a rare genetic disorder …

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Growing Up in Unsafe Neighborhoods Tied to Poor Sleep in Adults

Growing Up in Unsafe Neighborhoods Tied to Poor Sleep in Adults

Growing up in neighborhoods perceived as unsafe is linked to disordered sleep in adulthood, in new findings that suggest improving neighborhood safety can have long-term benefits on sleep quality. “Our study expands upon previous findings by demonstrating a possible link between neighborhood environments in childhood and sleep health during adulthood,” lead author Symielle Gaston, PhD, …

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