As the U.S. obesity rate has galloped toward 40 percent, doctors, drug designers and dispirited dieters have all wondered the same thing: What if a pill could deliver the benefits of weight-loss surgery, but without the knife? New research brings that hope a notch closer. Scientists from the biotechnology company […]

(Getty Images) It’s almost a year since Janet Jackson gave birth, but according to a tabloid report, it’s surprising that she’s back to her pre-baby size. In fact, this story alleges the singer’s “shocking slimdown” is secretly due to plastic surgery. Gossip Cop can help set the record straight. OK! […]

It was a ‘last resort’ but I feel much better A weight off: Karen Forbes, of Mayfield, would recommend a new procedure that has helped her lose 14 kilograms so far. Picture: Marina Neil. A weight off: Karen Forbes, of Mayfield, would recommend a new procedure that has helped her […]

I have a secret. Writing DanceWatch Weekly is a completely selfish venture/adventure that I deeply love. Well, maybe not so secret now. Because of DanceWatch, I get to immerse myself, or obsess (however you want to look at it), in the research of my favorite subject—dance. I get to bump […]

One dancer seemed regal and graceful on the outside, but little did the people around her realize that inside, she was struggling with a biting eating disorder that first haunted her when she was just eight years old. Dance teacher Colleen Werner, 20, shares that beauty and body standards of […]

An overweight recycling manager has told how he dropped a staggering 13 stone amid fears he would suffer heart attack or stroke. Barrie McRorie, 29, from Netherton, North Lanarkshire, revealed how his weight fluctuated throughout his childhood before ballooning uncontrollably to 24 stone after he lost his job. He found comfort […]

A mother-of-one who thought she was preserving her health by opting for a double mastectomy has revealed how instead she almost lost her life to a flesh-eating bug.  Alicia Wertez, 37, decided to have the drastic breast surgery after doctors found pre-cancerous cells but just 38 days later after the […]

Fears: Dr Donal O’Shea says there is an obesity epidemic. Photo: David Conachy. Sugar tactics: Irish children targeted on social media by sugar giants Independent.ie Dr Donal O’Shea is the modern day hero taking on the sugar giants. It is a long and arduous battle that has taken years to […]