Month: February 2013

Fat letters

One school district’s approach at combating obesity is facing criticism from parents of students who received “fat letters.” Schools in North Andover, Mass., measured students’ height and weight to determine their […]

Lip balm addiction

Here’s one “addiction” without negative effects. That constant need to apply – and reapply – lip balm isn’t detrimental to your health, despite the urban legends that suggest the opposite. “Having a […]

Diet fork

Ever wish you had a fork to sound an alarm when you’re eating like a Hoover vacuum? No? Well, let’s say you do. The new HAPIfork does just that. The smart-fork knows […]

Breakfast soda

Having a tough time deciding between coffee and juice with your breakfast? Well, the folks at PepsiCo have a new option: breakfast soda. Beginning Feb. 25, you can wash your eggs down […]

Country of plastics

When it comes to plastic surgery, we’re No. 1. U.S. plastic surgeons perform more nips, tucks and lifts than surgeons in any other country. In 2011, Americans received more than 1 million […]

Fat-shaming into weight loss

Public health efforts to reverse America’s growing obesity epidemic aren’t working fast enough for one prominent bioethicist. Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, is […]

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