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Childhood and adult socioeconomics may impact adult BMI

January 11, 2017

Both childhood and adult socioeconomic position continue to impact BMI in adulthood, according to data published in PLOS Medicine.

David Bann, PhD, research officer at the University College of London Institute of Education, United Kingdom, and colleagues examined data for 22,810 people enrolled in three British birth cohort studies: the 1946 MRC National Survey of Health and Development, which included people aged 20 years to 64 years; the 1958 National Child Development Study, which included people aged 23 years to 50 years; and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study, which included people aged 26 years to 42 years.

Significant differences in care found for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 4, 2017
Significant regional and age-dependent differences in access to care were seen for Europeans with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to research published in the…

High BMI, socioeconomic position in adolescence may affect cognitive function in midlife

December 9, 2016
High BMI and household socioeconomic position during adolescence may influence cognitive function in midlife, according to researchers at the Hebrew University-Hadassah…
Rebuilding Lives

A Burn and a Banjo

O&P News, December 2016
When he was 18 years old, Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt, better known as “Django,” critically injured his ring and pinky fingers in a fire; 18 months later, he…

Childhood and adult socioeconomics may impact adult BMI

January 11, 2017
Both childhood and adult socioeconomic position continue to impact BMI in adulthood, according to data published in PLOS Medicine. David Bann

Significant differences in care found for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 4, 2017
Significant regional and age-dependent differences in access to care were seen for Europeans with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to research…

High BMI, socioeconomic position in adolescence may affect cognitive function in midlife

December 9, 2016
High BMI and household socioeconomic position during adolescence may influence cognitive function in midlife, according to researchers at the Hebrew…

Rebuilding Lives

A Burn and a Banjo

O&P News, December 2016
When he was 18 years old, Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt, better known as “Django,” critically injured his ring and pinky fingers in a fire; 18…

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Overcoming Challenges in Treatment of Patients With Obesity, Diabetes

O&P News, December 2016
Rates of obesity and diabetes are increasing in health care. The CDC reported an obesity prevalence of 37.9% among U.S. adults in 2014, and reported…

Meeting Highlights

O&P Practices ‘Think Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

O&P News, November 2016
As October passes by, so too does a yearly tradition – breast cancer awareness month. The annual health campaign, organized by both major and…

Research uses smart textiles to improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders

October 26, 2016
Investigators at the University of Rhode Island’s Wearable Biosensing Laboratory announced they are performing research to use smart textiles…

Research Trials in O&P

Functional Performance Evaluation of NU-FlexSIV Socket

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02678247 Purpose: The overall objective of this study is to provide a more comfortable and functional…

Young Innovators

Go, Baby, Go

O&P News, September 2016
Students and staff at Wichita State University have launched a program that pairs children with disabilities with toys that fit their needs. It is…

Research Trials in O&P

OHI-Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Acceptability and Perception of Benefit of an Innovative Custom AFO

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02819011 Purpose: The investigators propose a randomized control trial to evaluate long-term effects and…

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