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2014-07-23 23:26:36

Women are being urged to shun controversial weight loss pills in favour of healthier methods of weight loss, as three women reveal terrible experiences with chemical diet pills. Experts are now encouraging women looking for a weight loss solution to opt for safer, proven methods of losing weight such as portion control, and Ace Medical Weight Loss Center advises systematic portion control to lose weight. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 One woman who looked at diet pills as...

eat your peas - they're good for you
2014-07-23 03:45:18

University of Chicago Press Journals At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it. "We predicted that when food is presented to children as making them strong or as a tool...

2014-07-23 08:30:17

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today the receipt of a grant from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) to support clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets (DCCR) in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients. The clinical study is being conducted at the University of California, Irvine under the direction of Dr. Virginia Kimonis. "We have found that the...

junk food impairs olfaction
2014-07-22 11:42:28

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell? A new study from Florida State University neuroscientists says so, and it has researchers taking a closer look at how our diets could impact a whole range of human functions that were not traditionally considered when examining the impact of obesity. "This opens up a lot of possibilities for obesity research," said Florida State University post-doctoral...

childhood obesity
2014-07-22 05:22:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The percentage of American children diagnosed with obesity as a result of their waistline size appears to be holding steady, according to new research published online Monday in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics. In the study, researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from five different periods (2003-2004, 2005–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2010, and...

2014-07-17 16:11:31

Elsevier Health Sciences Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular...

2014-07-17 12:30:21

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinicians in the groundbreaking Weigh Smart® program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital have added a new program designed to get severely obese children and their families in for treatment as quickly as possible. "Our aim is to get families in early and quickly before a child develops serious complications from obesity," says Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Director of the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living . The...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...

2014-07-15 08:29:10

Author Rosemary Hershey shares her personal experience to help women change their habits and mindset to live life successfully. BURLINGAME, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overweight and obese women are impacted by weight bias in business which may be a hidden barrier to career advancement, according to studies cited by author of Diet-Bailout, Rosemary Hershey. study Hershey believes bias exists against women who become too fleshy, and it's not exclusive to the business world....

2014-07-15 08:27:36

Patients and Healthcare Professionals from California, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey Honored for Devotion to Healthy Lifestyles FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today announced the winners of the fifth annual OPTIFAST(®) "New You" weight loss contest. Three OPTIFAST patients, whose combined weight loss totals more than 282 pounds*, will receive an all-expense-paid getaway trip this summer for a weekend of rejuvenation in recognition of their...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'