Category “Weight loss”

Can Your Smartphone Help You Lose Weight?

December 17th, 2012
Can Your Smartphone Help You Lose Weight?

With the trend for using applications on mobile devices growing at an unprecedented rate, it would be rather surprising if there weren’t such apps related to health and fitness. But can these apps help people lose weight? It seems improbable, but apparently recent research has found a connection. Scientists from Northwestern University are advising anyone who is […]

A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

December 10th, 2012
A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

People suffering from diabetes are often prone to weight problems or obesity in some cases. While medication is aimed at controlling blood-sugar levels, it can also have an inadvertent side effect of increasing the person’s weight. However, a new tablet developed for type 2 diabetics may be useful in helping people lose weight. It is […]

Weight Loss Research Throws Previous Ideas Into Doubt

November 12th, 2012
Weight Loss Research Throws Previous Ideas Into Doubt

Scientists have found that advice often given to Type 2 diabetics may not be right after all. It seems that they are told to lose weight in order to cut their risk of heart attack or stroke, but this may not be true after all. However researchers were surprised to find other medical problems could […]

Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

October 26th, 2012
Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

Obesity is often (but not always) an associated problem for people suffering from diabetes. The latter also often results in individuals who are obese in the first place. In general, those suffering from Type 2 diabetes are advised to manage the disorder by improving and altering diet as well as taking medication to control blood-sugar […]

Do Actors Risk Damaging Their Health?

October 15th, 2012
Do Actors Risk Damaging Their Health?

Many actors, particularly those who are described as method actors who try to literally get into the role they are playing often undergo changes in their weight. However some medical people are concerned that doing this can put their health at risk. One actress whose doctors are concerned about is Northern Ireland Antonia Campbell-Hughes. It […]

Two New Weight Loss Drugs About To Hit The Market

September 28th, 2012
Two New Weight Loss Drugs About To Hit The Market

For those who are looking for that secret pill that will help them lose weight will have not one but two new drugs to choose from in the near future. The US Food & Drug Administration has given the two pharmaceutical preparations the go-ahead. They are aimed at helping to reduce the obesity epidemic which […]

More to obesity than meets the eye

September 17th, 2012
More to obesity than meets the eye

People who don’t have a weight problem often perceive those who are fat or obese are that way simply because they eat too much. In some cases, this maybe true, but according to one expert this is likely to be too simplistic. Dr. Hildegardes Dineros who is a specialist bariatric surgeon in the Philippines believes […]

Can health apps help in reducing weight?

September 12th, 2012
Can health apps help in reducing weight?

Carrying a mobile device around with you is now a common sight. Smartphones in particular are more than just an accessory or a device to make calls. Rather they are a constant companion used for all sorts of reasons. One of these reasons is now health it seems. There are now myriads of apps that […]

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

September 3rd, 2012
Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

Are struggling to lose weight? You will not be alone. However, providing you are prepared to do what it takes, and more importantly stick at it then you will achieve your aim. It might take some time but you will get there in the end. The problem for most people is that they tend to […]

Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

August 15th, 2012
Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

For the first time in Asian history, let alone Indian medical history, a woman weighing 350Kg has undergone bariatric surgery. The lady who suffers from a number of illnesses including diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension was warned of the consequences if she didn’t do something about her condition. She was also bed-bound for the past […]

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