While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.
- What the bleep? <== Are pagers contributing to hospital deaths?
- Kibble crack <== A vet speaks out against sugary pet treats and the pet obesity epidemic
- Caught in motion <== Use this Saskatchewan in Motion toolkit to recognize and celebrate physical activity in your school, community or workplace.
- Two questions to ask before you indulge <== Yoni Freedhoff's suggestions on what to do before your next dietary indulgence.
- Prenatal and postpartum depression in dads? <== Dr Arya Sharma offers his thoughts on an interesting new study.
- Obesity linked to reduced brain size and dementia <== Our scibling Neurophilosophy looks at yet more interesting obesity research.
- Don't forget to check out Peter's continuing adventures in South America at PhD Nomads. And as always, you can find my picks for the best in the world of Health blogging in my weekly ResearchBlogging.org Editor's Selections.
Have a terrific weekend!
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Another way that pagers can contribute to hospital illness - although doctors and nurses may sanitize their hands between each patient, they use their pagers during the visits and don't typically sanitize the pagers, thereby carrying bacteria and viruses around from patient to patient.