Overweight

  • Overweight people, gays slammed most online: Associated Press poll 21-11-2013 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Saudi man weighing over 600 kg finally gets medical help 21-08-2013 09:48 AM

    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...
  • Less respect for smokers than the overweight? 07-08-2011 12:18 PM

    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 26-07-2011 12:47 PM

    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...
  • AI ordered to take back 'overweight' air hostess 10-12-2010 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Urban kids unhealthy; addicted to TV, internet 14-11-2010 10:48 AM

    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...
  • Study claims overweight people live longer 30-01-2010 11:23 AM

    There is an upside of being over-weight. ...
  • Watch your weight if you want to fly United Airlines 18-04-2009 06:10 PM

    A controversy surrounds the airline's new seating policy. ...
  • Companies in Japan set limits on workers' weight 24-06-2008 01:21 PM

    Yuvraj Singh's doctor has backed the player's decision of returning to international cricket sooner than expected. ...
  • Air India grounds 38 overweight airhostesses 05-03-2008 01:29 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar admitted that it will be very difficult for his team to repeat last year's performance when they went onto win the Ranji Trophy starting from the Plate League. "To be realistic, it was an unbelievable performance and it would be hard to repeat it. We...
  • Shape up or ship out: Airlines tell airhostesses 04-03-2008 03:28 PM

    Melbourne: All-rounder David Hussey made way for big-hitting David Warner in the Australia limited-overs squad announced on Wednesday for next month's tour of South Africa. Chief selector Andrew Hilditch said, as the Twenty20 and ODI squads were released, that Hussey did not make the most of his inclusion in the...
  • Put on your dancing shoes and tap away your flab 23-12-2007 01:35 PM

    Dubai: Their brilliant performance in the first couple of World Cup matches has helped Indian batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar to rise to fifth and 10th respectively in the ICC one-day rankings issued on Monday. Sehwag, who smashed 175 against Bangladesh, is up six places in the latest chart,...
  • Japan fighting the battle of the bulge now 18-09-2007 04:04 PM

    The ease of modern life and western culinary delights has taken hold in the country. ...
  • I'm too obese for execution: Cult guru 19-10-2006 02:04 PM

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  • Even a few extra kilos may be risky 25-08-2006 01:38 PM

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