Importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic healthImportance,of,when,adolescents,sleep,to,obesity,and,cardiometabolic,health

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Medical School has found that adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health, and that the effects are greater in girls than in boys. Poor quality and short duration of sleep are […]

Bill Maher Weighs In On U.S. Obesity: Fat Shaming “Needs To Make A Comeback”

Bill Maher served up a super-sized portion of steamed snark on Friday night as he weighed in on the American obesity crisis by equating overeating to racism and littering as a behavior that should be admonished in public ways. “In August, 53 Americans died from mass shootings,” the host of Real Time with Bill Maher told his […]

IIT Hyderabad Scientists Find Cheap & ‘Blue’ Way to 3D-Print Stem Cells With Eel Skin!

You might think it’s your skeleton that holds your body together, but in actuality, it’s collagen—well, at least at the cellular level! Collagen is the protein that keeps your skin taut and teeth strong by filling the gaps between cells, like cement between bricks. Without the structural support of collagen, cells would not be able […]

Obesity tied to weakened response to taste

Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York. Taste perception is known to change with obesity, but the underlying neural changes remain poorly understood. “It’s surprising that we know so little about how taste is affected by obesity, given that […]

Explained: Why some moisturizers may do more harm than good to your skin

New Delhi: A lot has been said about skin care products, especially when it comes to moisturizers. For instance, earlier researchers at UC San Francisco found that moisturizing your skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study warned that moisturizers […]

Obesity in women and how to tackle it

BENGALURU: There is nothing wrong in saying that obesity has become an epidemic within the world with an estimated 1.5 billion people being overweight. With changing lifestyle, our eating habits and food pattern have also been changing drastically. According to NCBI, nearly 300 million women are thought to be clinically obese. What causes obesity? Each […]

Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Obesity has been, and still is, the subject of much stigmatization. A new, proof-of-concept study uses role-play to reveal the bias against people with obesity among medical students. Healthcare professionals may discriminate against people with obesity. In all walks of life, people with obesity tend to face subconscious stigmatization and prejudice. Many people with obesity have experienced […]

Why aren’t voters more willing to abandon a health system that’s failing?

What does it mean to say “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it”? Some will remember this as a defining debate around the Affordable Care Act. One lessonDemocrats took from the collapse of the Clinton administration’s 1994 reforms was that Americans hated the idea of the government canceling their insurance plans. In deference to […]

Guy Nattiv’s Skin: What Are We to Make of Another Redemption Tale About Neo-Nazis?

The concept of white male violence — how it replicates and ripples through the world — is fertile ground for exploration, especially right now. Skin, written and directed by Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv, begins by juxtaposing such sickening violence, the kind fueled by right-wing ideology, with surprising grace. As the film progresses, however, the tactic only […]