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This page shows the latest obesity news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

$47.5m research centre to seek genetic insights into disease

$47.5m research centre to seek genetic insights into disease

be on understanding type 2 diabetes and obesity and mapping human gene regulation.

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    Effective policies often use a range of interventions.’. In plain English, to really change the outcome of certain health behaviours – such as obesity levels or eating your five a day – you

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    They include: smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, diabetes, depression, hypertension, hearing impairment and mid-life obesity, in addition to a lack of social contact and physical exercise.

  • The promise of precision medicine The promise of precision medicine

    In Qatar, research into genomics and precision medicine is being used to tackle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. ... This could have an especially positive impact in paediatric obesity, where early intervention can improve

  • Can digital communications boost behaviour change? Can digital communications boost behaviour change?

    the link between obesity and cancer.

  • On our best behaviour On our best behaviour

    Obesity – the ultimate need for behaviour change. Obesity is one of the most visible but relatively neglected public health challenges. ... There is no ‘magic pill’. Anti-obesity medications work best when combined with a lifestyle programme.

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  • Novo Nordisk appoints new senior principal clinical scientist Novo Nordisk appoints new senior principal clinical scientist

    Gough will be responsible for providing clinical guidance on the development of new molecules and drugs from early stage through to phase III and beyond for obesity and diabetes.

  • MedImmune appoints Dr Christopher Rhodes MedImmune appoints Dr Christopher Rhodes

    In that position he led a large team of researchers focused on molecular mechanisms that control key functions in the pathogenesis of diabetes and obesity.

  • Anthony Zook resigns as Vivus CEO Anthony Zook resigns as Vivus CEO

    shareholders became unhappy with the way Vivus handled the launch of its obesity drug Qsymia (phentermine/ topiramat). ... This coup was led by investment group First Manhattan Co, which had attempted to replace the entire board of Vivus after Qsymia

  • Roche’s Torsten Hoffmann to join Zealand Pharma Roche’s Torsten Hoffmann to join Zealand Pharma

    In his new role at Zealand, Dr Hoffmann joins a more compact company focused on the discovery of drugs in cardio-metabolic diseases, diabetes and obesity.

  • Burson-Marsteller hires senior DH press officer Burson-Marsteller hires senior DH press officer

    In her previous role, Moore worked with both public health ministers and the chief medical officer, developing proactive and reactive communications strategies for issues including immunisation, genetics, obesity and alcohol.

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