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obesity

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The real Captain America is obese and bad at math

Think your beloved superhero is as hunky as Chris Evans? The real Cap' is more likely to be overweight and behind in school.

By July 2, 2014

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City texts obese residents to remind them to lose weight

The English town of Stoke-on-Trent decides to text those who are seriously overweight. The intention is to be motivational. But won't it just be annoying?

By February 5, 2014

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A breath test for... obesity?

A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.

By March 26, 2013

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New calculator predicts newborn's obesity risk

Simply enter in the parents' BMIs, the mother's professional skill level, whether the mother smoked while pregnant, and the baby's birth weight.

By November 29, 2012

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Study links in-utero exposure to magnetic fields to child obesity

Wireless devices and household appliances may impact fetal development, changing endocrine and metabolic systems, according to a large study by Kaiser Permanente.

By July 30, 2012

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Thermal imaging may help fight obesity

Imaging tech that measures heat levels is being used to measure brown fat, which plays a prominent role in how quickly the body can burn calories as energy.

By July 19, 2012

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Belly lift device could help obese patients breathe easier

Students at Rice University devise a way to literally lift a patient's burden during medical procedures.

By May 9, 2012

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To Kidfinity and beyond? iPad bests all brands among 6- to 12-year-olds

Research company Smarty Pants asked kids and moms about their favorite brands. Disney cracks kids' top 10, but McDonald's may need a happy meal: It only ranks 15th.

By October 6, 2014

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Cap'n Crunch is staring at your kid for a reason

Cornell researchers studying "cereal box psychology" say the tempting gazes of all those sugar-hawking characters are carefully angled right at your tykes.

By April 2, 2014

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At annual meeting, Facebook stockholders to propose changes

The company's second-annual stockholder gathering will feature an agenda of gripes and changes as suggested by shareholders.

By March 31, 2014