Placing five acupuncture needles in the outer ear may help people lose that spare tire, researchers report. Ear acupuncture therapy is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) — Obese children who don’t have type 2 diabetes but take the diabetes drug metformin while improving their diet and exercise habits seem to lose a bit of weight. But it isn’t much more weight than kids who only make the lifestyle changes, according to a new [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Just a little exercise each week — jogging for an hour or walking for about three hours — can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 31 percent, according to a new study.
Researchers looking at data on more than 84,000 postmenopausal women found [...]
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Popular children’s movies, from “Kung Fu Panda” to “Shrek the Third,” contain mixed messages about eating habits and obesity, a new study says.
Many of these animated and live-action movies are guilty of “glamorizing” unhealthy eating and inactivity, while at the same time condemning obesity, according to study corresponding [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Obesity and smoking increase the risk of implant failure in women who undergo breast reconstruction soon after breast removal, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 15,000 women, aged 40 to 60, who had immediate reconstruction after breast removal (mastectomy). They found that the risk of [...]
The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates of death, heart attack and stroke after 10 years compared with their thinner counterparts, the researchers found.
Politeness and consideration for fellow diners could play a role in holiday weight gain, a new study suggests. When people are picking snacks and other foods for themselves and someone else, their choices are different when the other person is average-sized than when the person is overweight, the researchers found.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A procedure used to treat bleeding stomach ulcers could stand as a potential weapon in the battle of the bulge, a small preliminary study suggests.
The procedure is called gastric artery embolization. It involves using a catheter to introduce some “obstructive agent” — like tiny beads [...]