Tag: obesity


Texas Scientists Develop Drug to Curb Obesity Without Dieting

Research scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston say they developed a promising new drug that curbs obesity without dieting and, based upon preliminary study findings, they may be on their way to unleashing a breakthrough for the millions who struggle with their weight.

Cash for Chunkers (City of Lynwood / Facebook)

‘Cash for Chunkers’: City Pays Residents to Lose Weight

This Saturday, the city of Lynwood, California challenged its residents to shed unwanted weight by introducing its seventh annual “Cash for Chunkers” challenge. The contest provides one driven team of “chunkers” with the chance to win $3,500.


Telegraph: Obesity A Threat ‘Like Terrorism’

Media hysteria in the UK is normally the province of the tabloid papers and The Guardian, but now The Telegraph has got in on the act. It has taken a report ranking obesity as a major crisis and, in a