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Appeareantly Google was triggering fat people! (engadget.com)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 18 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest a month ago
https://www.engadget.com/2017/ Google Maps ditches misjudged walking calorie counterAn online backlash prompted the change.Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to...

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40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight (afp.com)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 3 Oct 2017  18 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.afp.com/en/news/23 About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States -- more than 630,000 in all -- are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed...

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Obesity becomes worldwide epidemic, US is the fattest (washingtonexaminer.com)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 26 Jul 2017  9 comments, latest 4 months ago
http://www.washingtonexaminer. Life threatening obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, with 711 million overweight around the globe led by French fry loving Americans. A detailed report in the latest New England...

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Many Doctors Dont See Past the Fat (nytimes.com)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 26 Sep 2016  53 comments, latest 5 months ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09 Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat You must lose weight, a doctor told Sarah Bramblette, advising a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet. But Ms....

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Airline's policy to weigh passengers before they board draws complaints (telegraph.co.uk)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 5 Oct 2016  36 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tra Airline's policy to weigh passengers before they board draws complaints from American Samoans pair of American Samoan businessmen have filed complaints to the US Transportation Department over claims...

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Man sues airline for being seated next to obese person who spilled over. (ibtimes.co.uk)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 23 Sep 2016  4 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/squas Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover' An Italian lawyer has sued the Emirates airline after he had to sit next to an "obese man"...

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800-pound man kicked out of hospital after ordering pizza (foxbaltimore.com)
by zzyzzx in #fat on 8 Oct 2015  10 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://foxbaltimore.com/news/o CRANSTON, R.I. (WJAR) — A man from Cranston who weighs 778 pounds is desperate for help after he said Rhode Island Hospital kicked him out. The man's father said...
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