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
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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.
By Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle Published 5:34 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Derek Fisher's trip to the disabled list came after he had a "reaction" to something that's limited his food intake and caused noticeable weight loss. "We're not sure what it is yet, but we're going to kind of get checked out further," Fisher said. "But I've just lost some weight and haven't been eating as much as I need to be to be on the field ... I just haven't been able to put anything in my body."" Manager A.J. Hinch said the problem has persisted for a "few days" and Fisher played with discomfort during Friday's series opener against the Indians. Fisher was inserted two hours before first pitch when Josh Reddick was scratched with a left leg infection, finishing 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. "He wasn't completely feeling great and had some digestive issues and was starting to lose a little bit of weight," Hinch said. "We had him see our doctors, got him some medication and it still didn't resolve … [Read more...] about Astros’ Derek Fisher suffering from digestive issues, weight loss
source Samantha Lee / Business Insider Starting this week, chain restaurants are required to post calorie counts on their menus as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The measure is designed to help people eat healthier, but it’s important to remember where calories come from in the first place – and to know that they’re not the end-all, be-all when it comes to nutrition. In 1918, a Los Angeles physician played a major role in popularizing the calorie as a way of losing weight. It was the first mention of the word in popular culture – and the world’s first viral diet book. Standing before a room of women in Los Angeles, Lulu Hunt Peters wrote a word on a blackboard that she said held the keys to empowerment. It was a word most of her audience had never heard before. Peters insisted it was just as important as terms like “foot” … [Read more...] about Restaurant chains now put calorie counts on their menus — and it’s part of a 100-year-old American obsession that started with a California doctor