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Should Hospitals Ban Fat Employees?

Our health care professionals have been haranguing us for years to lose a few pounds – so is it fair for us to expect that people working for the hospital to be, well, not [...]

Chocolate May Help Keep You Thin

Yes! Thank you, science! If you love chocolate, you’ll like the result of this new research study: The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie [...]

Thinner Wife is Secret to a Satisfying Marriage

What’s the secret to a more satisfying marriage? Thinner wives, actually. Lay down the pitchforks, people – I’m just reporting the result of a new study: Marriages are more satisfying for both partners when wives are thinner than their husbands, according to a new study. The four-year study of 169 newlywed couples found that husbands were more [...]

Does God Make You Fat?

Photo: Shutterstock Researchers from the Northwestern University noticed there’s something strange about religion: it’s making people fatter. We don’t recall any of the commandments saying “thou shall eat chocolate cake,” but an unusual new study has found that people who regularly attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to battle obesity by middle age. God only [...]

People Who "Look Younger" May Live Longer

A study published this month in the British Medical Journal reports that the survival of 1826 twins correlated with the “perceived age” of the subjects. …perceived age was significantly associated with survival, even after adjustment for chronological age, sex, and rearing environment. Perceived age was still significantly associated with survival after further adjustment for physical and [...]

Santa’s Sleighful of Problems

Think you’ve got problems? They ain’t nothin’ compared to Santa’s problems. Bella English of outlines the sleighful of problems that the jolly Saint Nick has got: Just the other day, the American Medical Association released a study showing Santa’s body mass index to be “dangerously high’’ at 30 percent, which makes him obese, which puts [...]

How to shave 10 years off your life: Have high cholesterol, be hypertensive, and smoke.

Researchers have taken another look at the famous Whitehall study of over 18,000 middle-aged London men and found that a single measurement of three factors predicted mortality better than any other measures. Those with the three risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking, had three times the risk of death from cardiovascular problems [...]