Waist-hip-ratio is not only related to obesity, it's also a key indicator of risk of Diabetes, heart disease and mortality. What's more, it is definitely regulated differently in men and women.
The weight-loss drug Merida, or Sibutramine, has been voluntarily recalled my Abbott Laboratories after clinical results in Europe showed a high risk of stroke and heart attacks.
Many Americans in nursing homes have been treated as a cash cow by the operators and abused or neglected by the nursing staff. But this is changing, thanks to the courts, the lawyers and relatives who still cared.
In a recent survey in the United States about people's opinions on stem cell research, two-thirds believe that scientists should be free to do the research as long as it helps to cure or prevent diseases.
At the 2010 Spine Technology Awards ceremony in Orlando, Forida, yesterday, Baxano Inc managed to score the top honors twice, with two of their medical products for spinal care and spine surgery.
Spanish-language radio stations across the United States are participating in a 12-hour radio marathon, or 'radiothon', to raise money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital, so they can help kids with cancer.
Garden of Life has come out with a new multivitamin for children that is tasty and chewable and made from real foods rather than chemicals. They call the product Vitamin Code Kids.
An 85-year-old British professor at Cambridge University has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine in recognition of his work in inventing In-Vitro Fertilisation, or IVF, that has helped millions of babies to be born to couples who could not have a baby otherwise.