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Weight change 'ripple effect' not present for partners during pregnancy

13 hours ago   |   Healio

Male partners of women with overweight or obesity who undergo a weight management intervention during pregnancy do not tangentially benefit from the intervention, according to...
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Microbiome in newborns' stool can predict overweight at age 3 years

14 hours ago   |   Healio

Researchers in Finland found that a newborn's microbiome, measured in his or her first stool sample, predicted whether the child would subsequently become overweight. The...
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FDA approves hydrogel pill for overweight, obesity

18 hours ago   |   Healio

The FDA on Tuesday approved an oral hydrogel therapy that induces feelings of fullness without adding calories for adults with overweight and obesity, according to a press...
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How to Calculate Your BMI: Determining Your Range

1 day ago   |   UPMC

What is BMI, or body mass index, and how does it measure health? Calculating BMI can help you discover if you have any weight-related health risks. What Is BMI? BMI uses your...
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Lorcaserin facilitates weight loss despite presence of obstructive sleep apnea

1 day ago   |   Healio

Adults with overweight or obesity and obstructive sleep apnea assigned to the serotonin receptor agonist lorcaserin lost weight at a rate similar to those without obstructive...
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Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight

2 days ago   |   News Medical

A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the Body...
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The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Loss Drug. Here's How It Works

2 days ago   |   Time

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel prescription drug meant to help with weight loss and weight management. The drug, called Plenity and...
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Celebrity 'Fat-Shaming' Affects All Women: Study

Celebrity 'Fat-Shaming' Affects All Women: Study

2 days ago   |   Web MD

The impact of fat-shaming may be far-reaching because nearly three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the latest information from the U.S. Centers for...
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Study: Curcumin-fenugreek supplements can significantly improve heart health in obese young men

Study: Curcumin-fenugreek supplements can significantly improve heart health in obese young men

2 days ago   |   Natural News   |   2 articles

Obesity dramatically increases the risk of multiple life-threatening health problems. As noted by the respected Cleveland Clinic, a third of all Americans are seriously...
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Is It Easier for Men to Lose Weight?

Is It Easier for Men to Lose Weight?

3 days ago   |   Cathe Friedrich

Is it easier for men to lose weight than it is for women? It might seem that men have an advantage when it comes to shedding extra weight. They make a few changes to their diet...
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner says she cried while getting out of bed on days when her depression hit her hardest Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is opening up about her mental health... Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...