Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joshua Miller Globe Staff March 18, 2019 Representative Seth Moulton’s sparkling resume and taste for political gambles have rocketed the 40-year-old to three terms in Congress and a spot on the national stage.The Massachusetts Democrat, who is considering a run for president, served four tours in Iraq, earned three Harvard degrees, and in his first run for public office, knocked off a Democratic incumbent on his way to winning a seat in 2014.Moulton has spoken with pride about cofounding a company aimed at providing a solution to obesity. But a closer look at his 2013 foray into the weight-loss industry, mention of which his campaign later removed from his website, reveals a less illustrious chapter of a career marked by service and ambition. Advertisement Eastern Healthcare Partners Inc. never came close to its early goal of opening weight-loss and … [Read more...] about The failed weight-loss company behind Seth Moulton’s time as a ‘successful’ entrepreneur
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Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Updated 4:07 pm PST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday, Feb. 14, released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot, 3-inch frame. People with an index rating above 30 are considered obese. less FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP … [Read more...] about Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down
Feb 02, 2:39 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 02/02/19 AT 2:13 AM A top England doctor is urging social media companies to ban celebrity-endorsed weight loss product advertisements saying that they contain potentially damaging messages. His comments come on the back of a rising number of celebrities and influencers who are marketing weight loss pills, drinks and lifestyle changes without first vetting their safety.National Health Service (NHS) medical director Prof. Stephen Powis said in a report by the BBC that influential celebrities’ social media accounts have a huge effect on the mental and physical health of the young. He called out the products that offer weight loss promises that are “too good to be true” and offering quick fixes to their health problems.Prof. Powis also said that social media companies have a duty to ban individuals and brands that are using … [Read more...] about Celebrity-Endorsed Weight Loss Product Ads Should Be Banned, Top UK Doctor Says
The NHS cannot "keep putting out fires" if social media sites "keep lighting matches" by allowing celebrity endorsements of risky diet pills and other dubious health products, its most senior doctor has warned. The health service medical director today calls on Instagram and Facebook to ban such practices - saying they were capitalising on the insecurities of the young, and heaping pressures on mental health services. Writing in The Telegraph, Prof Stephen Powis urged the sites to ban promotion of any posts that could cause physical or mental harm. And he pleaded with celebrities who influence young people to see that they had a “moral duty” to refuse the lucrative endorsements. The medic said the mental and physical health of teenagers and young people was being put at risk by harmful promotions. He said endorsements of products like diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets could have a damaging impact on those who look up to the celebrities … [Read more...] about Instagram should ban celebrities endorsing harmful diet products, says NHS’ most senior doctor
When his chemotherapy patients leave the hospital to continue treatment at home, Edward Greeno faces a new challenge. He can no longer ensure they're taking their medicine. Greeno, the medical director of the Masonic Cancer Clinic at the University of Minnesota, has come to realize that some patients, like children hiding naughty behavior from a parent, will fudge the truth to avoid his disapproval, even when their health is at risk.To combat patients' fibbing and forgetfulness, Greeno has begun deploying a new tool in recent months: a pill embedded with a tiny, ingestible sensor. The sensor transmits data from inside the patient's body to a wearable patch placed on their abdomen, which then connects to a mobile app that patients and doctors can access.That data offers a new window into patients' health and behavior, Greeno said, allowing doctors to remotely monitor someone's heart rate, activity level and sleep cycle. The sensor, which is about the size of a grain of sand and … [Read more...] about Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.