More than 2.1 billion people globally - or nearly 30 per cent of the world's population - are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030,...

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Feifei, a 21-year-old college student in Hefei, East China's Anhui province, was self-conscious about her figure so she took part in a breast modelling competition in...
[21 Nov 2014]
This is an amazing tale of love, commitment and dedication. And it is bound to bring a tear or two to even the most hard-hearted. -TNP
[20 Nov 2014]
More women in the US are choosing to have their breasts removed for early cancers instead of breast-conserving procedures that deliver equal results, according to a...
[20 Nov 2014]
Marcelo Avatte, has donated more than 300 wigs to help children regain their self-esteem and confidence during cancer treatment. -TNP
[20 Nov 2014]
Five-year-old Jaden Wilson was diagnosed with Grade 4 brain stem tumour last September, which gave him about a year to live. -ST
[20 Nov 2014]
Children and teens are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on television, but they remain a prime target for marketers through other means. -Reuters
[19 Nov 2014]
Surgeons in New Mexico have removed a rare, football-sized tumour from the neck and upper body of a Mexican boy. -Reuters
[19 Nov 2014]
Obese patients who have weight loss surgery often see their diabetes improve, but whether the surgery helps prevent diabetes in the first place hasn't been clear. -...
[19 Nov 2014]
A New York City fitness studio is following fast on the heels of the indoor cycling, or spin, craze by beckoning outdoor runners to come in from the cold for group...
[18 Nov 2014]
Gluten is the culprit in coeliac disease, a rare but serious condition in which the immune system wrongly identifies it as a threat, and attacks it. -ST
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