Overweight

  • Is Instagram biased against overweight women? May 26, 2014

    New York: Forget selfies as the war has now moved to "belfies". The online photo-video sharing website Instagram has recently been accused of censoring plump, underwear-clad bottom while continuing to allow skinnier, skimpier clothed bodies to appear. A Californian musician and video blogger Meghan Tonjes who posted pictures of her body...
  • Overweight people, gays slammed most online: Associated Press poll November 21, 2013

    Most teens and young adults on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites see them at least sometimes: slurs, offensive images or mean-spirited video clips that stigmatize groups of people. Who's targeted most often? Overweight people, according to a poll of Internet users ages 14 to 24. When does it seem...
  • Saudi man weighing over 600 kg finally gets medical help August 21, 2013

    Jazan: A young man in Saudi Arabia, Khalid Mohsin Shaeri, suffering from Morbid obesity, weighs close to 610 kg and hasn't been able to leave his bedroom for the past two and a half years. But now, he has finally got medical help. The 20-year-old was airlifted out of his...
  • Morgan Stanley upgrades Sterlite to 'overweight' January 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Shares in Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd rose 2 per cent to 117.90 rupees after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to "overweight" from "neutral" and raised its target price to 142 rupees from 110.20 rupees. The investment bank said Sterlite shares have been "cheap for a while," and added group...
  • Emerging markets unlikely to match 2012 gains: Citigroup January 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Citigroup cut its regional stock ratings for Asia and for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), but raised Latin America to "overweight", adding that emerging market equities are unlikely to match their 2012 performance this year due to less attractive valuations. Citigroup said it remains moderately bullish...
  • Soon, a pill to motivate you to hit the gym June 14, 2012

    London: Want to shed those extra flab but struggle to get to the gym? Don't worry, scientists have now found a potential pill which they say could motivate you to exercise harder. Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland found that when a certain hormone in the brain was elevated...
  • Less respect for smokers than the overweight? August 7, 2011

    Washington: Americans are biased against smokers and the overweight, but the United States saves its greatest disrespect for those who light up, according to a Gallup poll published on Friday. One in four Americans report having less respect for a person who smokes, compared to 12 percent of Americans who...
  • Overweight people will stay that way for ever July 26, 2011

    London: It's bad news for overweight people. A 55-year study in Britain has found out that once people gain weight, they can never return to their original size. Of the 12 million Britons who diet every year, less than 10 percent succeed in losing significant amounts of weight - with most...
  • AI ordered to take back 'overweight' air hostess December 10, 2010

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the Indian Airlines, now Air India, to take back an air hostess, who was sacked for being overweight. A division bench comprising Justice Pratap Kumar Ray and Justice MK Sinha directed the airlines to set up a medical board to ascertain her medical...
  • Urban kids unhealthy; addicted to TV, internet November 14, 2010

    Bangalore: November 14 is Children's Day but it is not all good news. A recent study suggests that one in every three children below 10 years of age is either underweight or overweight. Most of the children belonging to urban areas are addicted to video games and not interested in going...
  • Study claims overweight people live longer January 30, 2010

    There's an upside of being over-weight. A new American study claims that elders with a few extra pounds may actually have a longer life span. ...
  • Watch your weight if you want to fly United Airlines April 18, 2009

    Washington: Overweight passengers will be now paying more to get a seat in certain commercial flights. In US, United Airlines is the latest carrier to double-charge passengers who are plus-size according to the airline's new seating policy. ...
  • Companies in Japan set limits on workers' weight June 24, 2008

    The government of Japan has set limits to just how overweight their workers can be. And, it's launched a nationwide campaign to help people slim down on the job. The company pumps out exercise music over the loudspeaker twice a day. It's encouraging employees to take the stairs. ...
  • Air India grounds 38 overweight airhostesses March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The Air India has grounded 38 overweight airhostesses - 22 working for its domestic and 16 for international services respectively, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Tuesday. Speaking in Parliament, the minister said cabin crews would be asked to reappear for weight check periodically and be assigned to...
  • Shape up or ship out: Airlines tell airhostesses March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Shed flab or face action seems to be the mantra of state-run airliners with regard to overweight airhostesses as three leading public carriers have grounded 43 out-of-shape stewards. Indian Airlines and Air India, now merged into one entity, have grounded 22 and 16 overweight airhostesses respectively, while Alliance Air...
  • Put on your dancing shoes and tap away your flab December 23, 2007

    London: Put on your dancing shoes, take your partner by the hand, move towards the dance floor swinging and swirling with rhythm. Dancing would not just offer a jovial time but also a treatment to the growing number of obese people fighting to shed the extra flab....
  • Japan fighting the battle of the bulge now September 18, 2007

    Tokyo: Japan isn't known for its heavy people. Most live on a traditional diet of rice and fish. Only three percent are considered obese compared to a third of all Americans. However, with the ease of modern life and western culinary delights taking hold in a traditional eastern culture, many...
  • I'm too obese for execution: Cult guru October 19, 2006

    Columbus, Ohio, USA: A judge on Tuesday delayed the October 24 execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit filed by five other death row inmates challenging the state's use of lethal injection. In his request to join the lawsuit, Lundgren, 56, said he is at...
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to be fat September 27, 2006

    New York: Breastfed infants may be less likely to grow into overweight children than formula-fed babies, says a study. Over 12.5 million children and teenagers in the US are overweight, according to government statistics. This accounts for 17.1 per cent of children and teenagers aged two to 19 years, reported an...
  • Even a few extra kilos may be risky August 25, 2006

    New York: Carrying around even a few extra kilos may shorten your life, according to a study that advises people to avoid weight gain. It is known that middle-aged people who are obese face an increased risk of death. However, it has been less clear if that risk extended to people with...