Category list : Obesity
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The vital role of nurses and midwives in improving public health globally will be placed under the spotlight at a major conference in the North West of England.
Bariatric surgery is becoming more common, but there is uncertainty about the bariatric care pathway and a lack of definition of the role of nurses in bariatric patient care
Obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts, a UK study has found.
The proportion of pregnant women with obesity has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to Scottish researchers.
’The book is written in an accessible tone and explains the relevant elements of physiology and genetics, plus the reasons why being overweight or obese is harmful. ’
People who are obese are not only stigmatised but are being left feeling “blatantly dehumanised”, according to UK researchers.
A nursing student from Stourbridge is following her life-long dream of becoming a nurse after shedding eight stone.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
A medical professional body have called for obesity to be “urgently” recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, to help improve patient care.
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programmes, suggesting it could be a successful strategy preventing and managing obesity, say researchers.