Recent News Headlines : Obesity

GPS IN ENGLAND 'UNCONFIDENT' DISCUSSING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WITH PATIENTS - REPORT


More than half of doctors said they had not had any training about encouraging patients to undertake physical activity... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 1805

STATISTICS CANADA DATA SHOWS PERCENTAGE OF OBESE CHILDREN HAS FALLEN NATIONALLY


Statistics Canada data shows percentage of obese children has fallen nationally... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 107

HOW DRINKING GREEN TEA AFFECTS AN AMERICAN DIET


Drinking green tea can reduce the negative health effects of a Western diet, from weight gain to poor brain function... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 12

DEATHS AFTER GASTRIC-BALLOON PROCEDURE FOR OBESITY INVESTIGATED BY FDA


Four of the deaths involved the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System, manufactured by Apollo Endo Surgery of Austin, Texas, and approved by the FDA in August 2015... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 0

DIET RESEARCH A 'HOUSE OF CARDS'?


They've launched a campaign to end the use of one of the most common research tools in nutrition science... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 843

WHY WILLPOWER ISN'T ENOUGH TO KEEP THE POUNDS OFF


Dr. Arya Sharma is an obesity specialist, a researcher at the University of Alberta and the science director for the Canadian Obesity Network... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 2403

LANCET REPORT GIVES ADVICE ON POSSIBLE WAYS TO DELAY ONSET OF DEMENTIA


O Improving control of medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes that are toxic to the brain... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 0

HEALTHIER LIVING COULD REDUCE WORLDWIDE DEMENTIA BY A THIRD, REPORT SAYS


Controllable factors like diet, exercise, hypertension and education can cut dementia risk... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 2235

THE U.S. IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S LAZIEST COUNTRIES AND IT'S MAKING US FAT


They foundA San Francisco heldA both the highest walkability score and the lowest level of activity inequality... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 3680

WOMAN IS WILLING TO DIE FOR THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HIPS


This Pennsylvania woman is determined to have the world's biggest hips -- even if it ends up killing her, according to a report... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 39377

OVERWEIGHT WOMEN TRYING TO CONCEIVE URGED TO SLIM DOWN


Among normal weight mothers with a BMI of 18.5 to 24, a total of 3.4 percent had children with birth defects... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 10

LEVELS OF CHILD HUNGER AND DEPRIVATION IN UK AMONG HIGHEST OF RICH NATIONS


Unicef report finds that one in three British children are in 'multi-dimensional poverty' and says gaps between rich and poor are widening around the world... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 9283

OBESE WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BABIES WITH SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECTS, SAYS STUDY


Severe obesity confers excess risk for so many other negative outcomes for pregnancy pre-eclampsia, diabetes, still-birth, he said... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 690

OBESITY RISING, AFFECTS 1 IN 10 WORLDWIDE IN NATIONS RICH AND POOR, ESPECIALLY KIDS


-- Among the 20 largest countries, the United States had the highest level of obesity among children and young adults... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 3

BEING OVERWEIGHT - NOT JUST OBESE - KILLS MILLIONS A YEAR, SAY EXPERTS


The lowest obesity rates were in Bangladesh and Vietnam, where they were just 1 percent ... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 1141

MORE THAN 10 PER CENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS OBESE, STUDY SAYS


This study shows what we know No country in the globe has reduced overweight or obesity levels... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 81

2 BILLION PEOPLE ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE GLOBALLY, STUDY SAYS.


Among the 20 most-populous countries, the highest level of obesity among children and young adults was in the U.S., at nearly 13 percent ... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2844

BIGGER WINE GLASSES MAKE US DRINK TOO MUCH, SAYS RESEARCHER


Today's glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption, Cambridge scientist tells Hay festival... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 1174

Trending News Headlines : Obesity

ITALY'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY HAS WORLD'S HEALTHIEST PEOPLE


Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 74336

CHILDREN WHO DRINK FULL-FAT MILK END UP SLIMMER THAN THOSE ON SKIMMEDA


But research on more than 2,700 children found those given full-fat versions ended up with a significantly lower body mass index than those given semi-skimmed varieties... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 29343

WORLD'S 'HEAVIEST WOMAN' DROPS 200 POUNDS


NEWSER - Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 23963

AMSTERDAM'S SOLUTION TO THE OBESITY CRISIS


There are about 2,000 morbidly obese children in Amsterdam who are the initial focus... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 22598

NO SUCH THING AS 'FAT BUT FIT', MAJOR STUDY FINDS


Susannah Brown, senior scientist at World Cancer Research Fund, said the study's finding, emphasise the urgent need to take the obesity epidemic seriously... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 14069

CRANE MOVES 'HEAVIEST WOMAN' FOR WEIGHT-LOSS OP


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14th February, 2017 10291

SWALLOWABLE GASTRIC BALLOON COULD HELP THE OBESE LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT SURGERY


The swallowable gastric balloon, however, might have a role at an earlier stage or for those who do not want, or are not suitable for, surgery... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 7437

WHY ARE FEWER AMERICANS TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT?


Increasing obesity and overweight trends probably result in 'new normals,' said Rockney, who was not involved in the new paper... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 7257

CHILDREN DISCOVERED ON BRINK OF STARVATION IN BELARUSIAN ORPHANAGES


The photos of raw-boned children from one of the Minsk orphanages published by the online magazine Imena shocked Belarusians... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 6555

'DAILY MILE' CRAZE IN BRITAIN HOPES TO TACKLE NATIONAL OBESITY CRISIS


LONDON -- Torriano primary school in north London doesn't have lush green grounds or an outdoor running track or a leafy campus quad... READ MORE

30th November, 2016 6059

INCREASED RISK OF 11 TYPES OF CANCER LINKED TO BEING OVERWEIGHT, RESEARCHERS WARN


Study shows strong evidence of a link between excess body fat and cancers of the colon, breast, pancreas and ovary among others... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 3599

GEORGE MICHAEL 'DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES'


Singer George Michael died of natural causes, it was announced Monday... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 3336

EU COURT RULES THAT FATNESS 'CAN CONSTITUTE A DISABILITY'


Other employment lawyers have welcomed the ruling as holding back from setting a general principle prohibiting employers from discriminating on grounds of obesity ... READ MORE

18th December, 2014 3136

HEARTBURN 'COULD BE SIGN OF CANCER'


This is why Public Health England's Be Clear on Cancer campaign is focusing on how to spot the signs of oesophageal or stomach cancer... READ MORE

26th January, 2015 2785

JUNK FOOD SHORTENING LIVES OF CHILDREN WORLDWIDE, DATA SHOWS


The World Obesity Federation, which compiled the data, predicted that number would rise to 4.1 million by 2025... READ MORE

8th October, 2016 2745

TEST FITNESS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL, SAY HEALTH CAMPAIGNERS


Children at Montpelier school stand up and use their arms in class... READ MORE

16th June, 2015 2718

BRITISH CHILDREN AMONG THE LEAST ACTIVE IN THE WORLD, WITH EXERCISE 'STRIPPED OUT' OF MODERN LIVES


Research comparing 38 counties across the globe placed England, Scotland and Wales among the worst for physical activity... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 2711

CALL FOR TRAFALGAR SQUARE SMOKING BAN


Related Stories Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city's Health Commission is implemented... READ MORE

15th October, 2014 2511

FIRST US SUGAR TAX SEES SOFT DRINK SALES FALL BY ALMOST 10%, STUDY SHOWS


Berkeley is unlike most cities in America, with far higher levels of wealth and education and low consumption of colas and other sugary drinks... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 2445

DOCTORS DEMAND A 20% TAX ON SUGARY DRINKS TO FIGHT UK OBESITY EPIDEMIC


Doctors demand a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks to fight UK obesity epidemic... READ MORE

12th July, 2015 2440

INDIA DOCTOR TO OPERATE ON '500KG' EGYPTIAN WOMAN


Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 2350

IS SKIPPING BREAKFAST BAD FOR US? NEW STUDY FINDS LINKS WITH HEART DISEASE AND OBESITY


Skipping breakfast or eating late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity according to a new study... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 2031

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS RISE AMONG UNDER-FOURS


Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 1986

SMOKERS AND OBESE PATIENTS FACE MORE CURBS ON NHS SURGERY


People will be waiting longer and longer in pain and discomfort for surgery such as hip and knee replacements, said Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 1665

HEAVIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD AIRLIFTED FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY


The bariatric surgery was performed Tuesday in Mumbai on 1,000-plus-pound Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, according to NDTV... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 1581

CHILDHOOD OBESITY LINKED TO IRREGULAR SLEEP AND SKIPPING BREAKFAST


The study, led by academics from University College London, challenges the widely-held view that soaring childhood obesity rates are caused solely by overeating... READ MORE

11th November, 2016 1514

MANY OF CANADA'S TROOPS ARE FAT


But it's a weight problem of another kind that's currently dogging the Canadian Armed Forces... READ MORE

29th October, 2016 1490

WORLD'S HEAVIEST MAN HAS SURGERY TO SHED HALF HIS WEIGHT


Juan Pedro Franco, 33, underwent gastric bypass surgery on Tuesday after being mostly bed-ridden for the last seven years, according to Newsweek... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 1462

ONCE UNDERFED, BRAZIL'S POOR HAVE A NEW PROBLEM


Once underfed, Brazil's poor have a new problem obesity... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 1459

QUEBEC MAN SUES RESTAURANT OVER CLAIM SALMON TARTARE PUT HIM IN COMA


Canuel is asking for a total of 515,000 in damages from the incident last May at Le Tapageur Bistro... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 1357


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