Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'

Fat but otherwise healthy women are still likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, a study says.

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New amputation surgery makes prosthetic foot feel like the real thing

New amputation surgery makes prosthetic foot feel like the real thing

The robotic foot became a seamless part of the patient’s body in a way that has never been accomplished before with a prosthetic limb, scientists reported Wednesday.

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My Period Made Me an Atheist

My Period Made Me an Atheist

In parts of the world, traditional customs and lack of proper hygiene products lead girls to drop out of school. In the Bronx, one Catholic man who preached about our lord Jesus Christ made me want to quit too. At 14, I hadn’t yet learned the ropes of carrying pads and aspirin in my bag or mastered tracking my flow. I was new to being a woman. So when the first ache hit in the middle of religion class, I knew I was screwed. I had no pads, and the sanitary napkin vending machines in the restroom weren’t free.

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Theresa May under pressure over childhood obesity as MPs back crackdown on junk food ads

Theresa May under pressure over childhood obesity as MPs back crackdown on junk food ads

An influential group of MPs is demanding a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm, among a raft of new measures to overturn the UK’s childhood obesity epidemic. Reforms pitched by the Health and Social Care Committee include bans on permitting cartoon characters to promote unhealthy snacks, outlawing sweets at supermarket checkouts and forcing restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus.

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