Health News

Information about health and wellness in the media – good or bad, positive or negative, clean or unclean… if it’s out there, it’s in here.

Can Credit Cards Make You Fatter?

By | October 13th, 2015|Health News|

Is it really possible that using a credit card can make you fat?

Brazil: Man Sues McDonalds For Making Him Fat… And WINS!

By | July 24th, 2015|Health News|

Man awarded $17.5k by Brazilian courts because McDonalds food made him fat?

More Airlines Making Overweight Customers Buy Extra Seats?

By | June 4th, 2015|Health News|

"AirTran is to force fat passengers on its planes to buy a second seat."

Study: Do You Want Fries With That? (Please Say No)

By | March 6th, 2015|Health News, The "Study" Guide|

But is a serving of boiled potatoes really much worse than a helping of nuts? Is some white bread as bad as a candy bar?

What Rush Limbaugh Has To Say About Michelle Obama, And Why I Don’t Care

By | March 4th, 2015|Health News|

"...our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.."

Overeating: Comparable To Drug Use, Cause of Mental Illness?

By | March 3rd, 2015|Health News|

Science discovers food addiction.. in other news, water is wet.

400 Pounds Lost? No Surgery? Stop Lying!

By | February 28th, 2015|Health News, Inspiration, Video Vault|

Taken from Fitness 102: Here is a man who a few years ago contemplated suicide.  He felt hopeless and had no desire to live.  He wanted to disappear from the world around him.  Just a few years later, he’s completely changed his life and is starring in his own television show. His story should certainly [...]

Tennessee Woman Diagnosed with “Ghetto Booty”

By | February 25th, 2015|Health and Health Care, Health News|

Primary care physician diagnoses woman with "ghetto booty." I lose my marbles.

Would You Recycle If You Could Trade In Trash For Veggies?

By | February 19th, 2015|Health News|

"Participants who bring glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard waste to the market receive 'green points' good at a nearby farmer's market where the vendors are paid by the city..."

MSNBC: Gaining Weight To Qualify For Lap-Band Surgery?

By | February 12th, 2015|Health News|

"...some obese people are actually striving to gain weight -- in order to lose it."

San Francisco: The Soda Bans Begin

By | January 31st, 2015|Health News|

Soft drinks are no longer allowed in vending machines on city property... is this a good idea?

Shirley Sherrod, The NAACP, The USDA & Our Black Farmers

By | January 20th, 2015|Health News, The Op-Eds|

A blogger chops and screws a video clip of a Black woman's alleged racism against a white farming family...

Science Catches Up: A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

By | January 15th, 2015|Health News|

I've been saying "A calorie is not a calorie!" forever... someone else finally agrees.

H&M Puts Real Model Heads On Completely Fake, Computer Generated Bodies? Swag.

By | January 9th, 2015|Health News|

More model ridiculousness.

News: Telling Parents About Overweight Kids Has Little Impact?

By | December 18th, 2014|Health News|

School polices that let parents know when their children are overweight or obese appear to have little impact...

The AJC Asks: Do You Talk “Skinny,” But Eat “Fat?”

By | November 26th, 2014|Health News|

"...while 47% say they'd like healthier items like salads and baked potatoes, only 23% order those foods..."

Doctor Argues, “He’s Too Fat To Be A Parent”

By | November 26th, 2014|Health News|

"(The father) has struggled with obesity for years, which impacts significantly on most aspects of his life including (his) functioning as a parent," the doctor wrote, according to CTV.

Makers Of Lap-Band Want Bigger Share Of The Market

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|

Lap-band maker says "We want to be able to market our product to people who are LESS obese, now!"

Being Overweight Increases Risk of STDs and Unplanned Pregnancies?

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|

People who are obese are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies?

Drastic Celebrity Weight Loss: 50 Cent

By | November 3rd, 2014|Fad Diets, Health News, Latest News|

50 Cent lost 60 lbs on a strict liquid-and-cardio-only diet. Should YOU try it, too?