A new study shows that fat shaming doesn't seem to do any good. It seems the more young girls are called 'fat' by close friends and family, the more likely they are to become obese.
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Newsy (Dec. 17, 2014) Can fat disappear into thin air? New research finds that during weight loss, over 80 percent of a person's fat molecules escape through the lungs.
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Howdini (Oct. 24, 2013) The pressure on girls to be thin and beautiful is real and fashion magazines set impossible standards of beauty. Parents need to help nurture a healthy body image in girls. Heres advice from Carol ... watch video
Howdini (Oct. 7, 2011) Worried that your child's 'baby fat' may be turning into something more serious? Here's GMA parenting contributor and author Ann Pleshette Murphy with some good advice to help parents prevent ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) In a potential breakthrough for future obesity treatments, scientists have used MRI scans to pinpoint brown fat in a living adult for the first time.
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AP (Aug. 19, 2015) Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. ... watch video
Oct. 2, 2015 First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the breakthrough drug Keytruda to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadliest of all cancers is ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 Hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 A molecular basis has been found for why 80 percent of patients with longstanding Type 1 diabetes have chronic gastrointestinal symptoms including gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food), irritable ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 Researchers are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 A chemical in the brain could potentially be harnessed to help young people with Tourette Syndrome to overcome the physical and vocal tics associated with the neurological disorder, say ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 Glutamate is an amino acid with very different functions: in the pancreas, it modulates the activity of the pancreatic ß--cells responsible for insulin production, whereas in the brain it is the ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 Infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age, new research shows. Asthma rates have increased dramatically since the 1950s and now ... read more
Dec. 16, 2013 Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research that uses data on over 7,000 participants. The study ... read more
May 2, 2013 The body's brown fat cells play a key role in the development of obesity and diabetes. Researchers have now discovered that we humans have two different kinds of brown fat cells and not one kind ... read more
Mar. 22, 2012 Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves, according to a new ... read more