/ Apr 4, 2017

Obesity in pregnancy seen raising epilepsy risk

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said Monday. The study was based on data from 1.4 million children in Sweden, and was published in the Journal ...

Woman who thought she was fat had 60-kg tumor

/ Mar 11, 2017

Woman who thought she was fat had 60-kg tumor

Mary Clancey once was resigned to being a plump old lady. Over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. But with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to a hospital. What doctors found astounded them: an ovarian cyst that had ...

/ Jan 29, 2017

Freezing fat: the new fad in plastic surgery

Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it. As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyze trends at the IMCAS esthetic congress, here is some of what’s new: No cuts, no needles, no anaesthesia. ...

/ Oct 29, 2016

Gene variant may drive hunger for high-fat foods

People with a variant of a particular gene prefer high-fat food compared to people without it, said a recent study, suggesting our dietary preferences may be at last partly pre-coded. Unexpectedly, the same individuals had a reduced taste for sugar, according to a recent ...

/ Aug 5, 2016

Being overweight may hasten brain aging: study

The brains of middle-aged people who are overweight or obese show signs of accelerated aging, according to a scientific study released Thursday. Levels of crucial white matter — connective tissue allowing different regions of the brain to communicate — were significantly lower in clinically ...