"It's about reminding people that the world is full of diversity," says Jessica Millichamp.
If you're overweight but eat a good diet and exercise often, you're probably healthy. But new research finds that being overweight or obese can affect your future health.
Never heard of social jet lag? Chances are, you suffer from social jet lag. A new study reveals that these effects, dubbed “social jet lag,” even extend to long-term health issues like increased risk of heart disease, with each hour of jet lag resulting in an 11 percent increase in risk.
The technical term for that brain zap is deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, or dTMS, a noninvasive technique that is currently being used to treat patients for depression and addiction. An electromagnetic coil in a helmet sends pulses to nerve cells to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters. Livio Luzi, MD, a professor and head of endocrinology at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato and the University of Milan, has been studying whether dTMS could be effective in treating obesity as an addiction to food. One group received half-hour dTMS treatments three times a week for five weeks, while the other received a fake version of the treatment.
An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.
If you’ve ever thought that stroke wasn’t a threat to your health simply because you’re too young, think otherwise. A team of researchers have found that stroke rates are increasing in people in their 30s and 40s.
Talk about a conflict of interest: A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals that at least 96 health organizations received funding from either one or both of the country’s largest soda companies between 2011 and 2015.
In a TV interview on Monday night, personal trainer Michelle Bridges, who works with contestants on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser, was asked if she had an “agenda” when it comes to overweight men and women. What she said is causing a firestorm of negative feedback.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Taho University in Japan recently released a study suggesting a certain protein found in the body may be suppressing the fat-burning process in some individuals.