Press Releases

Maximum media exposure for the medical science sectors

Press Releases2019-06-05T12:09:22+01:00

WHO study confirms breastfeeding protects against child obesity, however levels of breastfeeding across Europe are well off-target

New research from WHO published at this month’s European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breast fed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed.

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May).

European experts sound alarm as mosquito and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13–16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

Mode of delivery alters infants’ gut microbiota and this may impact respiratory health in first year of life

New research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (13–16 April), suggests that mode of delivery influences the development of the microbial composition of the gut (i.e. the gut microbiota) in infants, independently of a mother’s use of antibiotics.

Privacy curtains used in healthcare worldwide are a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria transmission to patients

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients.

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers

Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, particularly for obesity-related cancers such as those arising from the bowel, kidney, and pancreas in men and women, and from the breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus) in women.

Timing resuscitation compressions using the song ‘La Macarena’ or using a smartphone app improve compression quality

New research presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that the quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be improved by using either a smartphone app or by using the song “La Macarena” as a mental memory aid.

The obesity paradox: large study finds people hospitalised for infections are twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese

A study of more than 18,000 patients in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26), shows that patients admitted to hospital for treatment for any infectious disease are around twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese.

On current trends, almost a quarter of people in the world will be obese by 2045, and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes

New research from various cities in the world presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May) demonstrate that if current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017).

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)– which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) – concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called ‘empty calories’ that these drinks contain.

Study shows that the consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been observed among individuals consuming food rich in antioxidants. This effect is largely contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages, as well as moderate consumption of alcohol, as shown in a recent study from an Inserm research group, published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

New device that tackles obesity and diabetes shows promise as NHS treatment

The UK's first National Health Service (NHS) service to provide a new, non-surgical, reversible weight loss device for people who have both poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and obesity is safe and effective and should be rolled out across the NHS, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September).

Use of new swallowable gastric balloon results in substantial weight loss

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (17-20 May) shows that a swallowable gastic balloon – that can be inserted without endoscopy or anaesthesia – is a safe and effective way to induce substantial weight loss. The study is by Dr Roberta Ienca, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues.

Media Relations and Communications

Tony Kirby PR are experienced health and science media specialists. For more information get in touch today.

CONTACT US