New Weight-Loss Device Sucks Food Directly Out of Your Stomach

Though it bears some resemblance to a Tim and Eric sketch, the AspireAssist is a very real medical device, approved by a US food authority for installation in people 22 or older “with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to achieve and maintain weight loss through non-surgical weight-loss therapy”. It allows patients to drain pre-digested food from their stomachs into a nearby toilet. Read More >>

Stoke-on-Trent Attempting to Curb Obesity with Motivational Text Messages

The UK's number of obese people is on the rise, and is set to cause quite a strain on the NHS if something isn't done to prevent it. Taking a slightly-unorthodox (if forward-thinking) approach is Stoke-on-Trent council. It is hoping the power of the text message will get people up, out and exercising. Read More >>

We’ve Found the “Fat Gene” and Goddammit, it’s Hereditary

Tried the Atkins diet, Weight Watchers or plain old fasting to shift that excess paunch you're carrying, and all to no avail? It may not be entirely your fault -- researchers have pinpointed the mutated gene that gives people a genetic disposition towards obesity. And, being hereditary, it's yet another thing you can blame on your parents. Read More >>