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Justice Department To The Rescue Of Consumers And Music Competition

Mike Montgomery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Montgomery

The DOJ's wisdom to let the agreements stand in the face of immense pressure by anticompetitive monopolists proves the ongoing need for the consent decrees.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Rely On BMI

The Huffington Post | Serina Mehrian | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Move over BMI: It’s time for waist circumference to shine. Since the 19th century, the body mass index scale, or BMI, has been the most reliable way...

Ten Easy Ways to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

What are some tips for people struggling to cut most of the additional sugar from their diet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing net...

Preventing The Next Biggest Loser

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What happens after the happily-ever-after of a show's finale? Researchers followed 14 of the original 16 The Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants for 6 ...

Teen Refuses To Calculate BMI For Class Because It's 'Outdated'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.07.2016 | Good News

This teen opted to receive an F in class rather than question her body again. When Tessa Embry was asked to calculate her body mass index for a class ...

The Economics of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't underes...

Forget BMI. Here's A Better Tool To Measure Your Health.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Body mass index, everyone's least favorite health indicator, took another hit this week in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The s...

No, Ashley Graham Shouldn’t Worry About A 35-Inch Waist (And Neither Should You)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living

In reaction to model Ashley Graham gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated's latest swimsuit issue, former Sports Illustrated cover girl and supermode...

The Inner Clock of Obesity

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The metabolic price of disrupted internal clocks is called Chronobesity, and I suspect we'll learn lots more about circadian rhythms and weight control in the years to come.

BMI Is A Poor Tool For Judging Health. Here’s A Better Idea.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Your weight actually isn’t a very reliable predictor of heart health or diabetes risk, according to a new study from obesity researchers. Nearly hal...

Crazy Sleep Patterns Linked to a High BMI? It's Possible, Says Latest Study

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Once again, the importance of sleep comes at us, demonstrating that pulling all-nighters in the office, being praised for getting by on little sleep, and yawning our way through life simply isn't healthy.

Can Your BMI Predict How Long You'll Live?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Body mass index (BMI) is a common measure of body fat, but new research shows that having a BMI in the "normal weight" range is not always the healthi...

Musicians Are Attacking The Wrong Enemy

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Music royalty payments are at an all-time high. So why are artists turning on the streaming companies? According to the companies that collect royalt...

Airline Grounds 130 Flight Attendants For Being Overweight

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

Air India said last week it will ground some 130 flight attendants for being overweight, as first reported by the Indian newspaper The Telegraph. Las...

Want To Lose Weight? Find A Great Doctor

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University interviewed...

Yep, Your Standing Desk Really Is Worth It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Replacing sitting with either standing or walking for a couple of hours a day might do wonders for your health, according to a new study published in ...

Why Body Mass Index Is Wrong for So Many People

David Belk | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Belk

Now the risks of obesity are real. But can we rely on a single number to tell us if someone is overweight? How reliable is BMI really?

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.04.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.

Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.

Obesity on the Nile

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.

Does This Weight Chart Make Me Look Fat?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My doctor gave me one of those heart-to-heart talks: You need to lose some weight and exercise more, he said. The "or else" was implied. I know that being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and a million other bad things. But I just had to ask: Am I really overweight?

REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

Study Says Measuring BMI Might Not Be The Best Way To Diagnose Childhood Obesity

Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2014 08:52 AM EDT on LiveScience Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) mi...

The #1 Killer and a #1 Star: What James Gandolfini's Death and Multiple Celebrity Tragedies Tell Us to Do Now

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...

Shakira's 'Landslide' Cover Is Almost Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 05.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira and "Landslide" might not be the most obvious combination, but we're here to tell you, it definitely works. That's not to say that Stevie N...