Woman Can't Have Kids After Gastric Bypass, Still Happy to Be Thin

A woman named Jill Strasburg appeared on Oprah in 2005 to confront her fat-phobic father for being a giant garbagey dickweed rather insensitive about her weight. She was the youngest of his children, her father, Kirk, explained, and always the fattest. She was always chubby, always bigger. Childhood photos reveal a… » 1/31/14 4:00pm 1/31/14 4:00pm

Health Insurer Crappily Denies Young Girl Necessary Gastric Bypass

Two parents in Texas have been, for the last three months, forced to watch their 12-year-old daughter suffer from a rare condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight even as her body thinks it's starving, which would be a horrifying and exasperating thing to witness all its own even without a little extra… » 12/28/13 1:00pm 12/28/13 1:00pm

Let's Talk About Why Al Roker Shit His Pants at the White House

Al Roker pooping his pants at the White House made the rounds yesterday because it's pretty hilarious when someone shits their pants. The only thing that even comes close to being in the same realm of funny is a dog riding a horse. Other feelings being expressed over Roker's public shart share: Sadness, bewilderment,… » 1/08/13 11:30am 1/08/13 11:30am

Did Doctors Discover a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Weight-loss surgery has typically been used for one thing alone: to achieve weight-loss, duh. But a new study in today's New England Journal of Medicine has found that, surprisingly, it also works to put patients with type 2 diabetes into remission. That seems crazy, since for so long the only way to manage or reverse… » 3/26/12 11:55pm 3/26/12 11:55pm

Courtney Love: "You've Got To Fix Your Karma"

Is Courtney Love still a musician? It seems like her occupation is to write bizarre blog posts and say kooky things in interviews. (Then again, if the world were full of boring celebrities who always said and did the right thing, what a sad, sad planet it would be.) Ms. Love graces the cover of the January issue of » 12/01/08 2:30pm 12/01/08 2:30pm

Opera Singer Is Rehired After She Loses Over 100 Pounds Through…

In 2004, Deborah Voigt, a renowned opera singer, was fired from a London production of Ariadne auf Naxos because, according to the New York Times, she was "too heavy to wear a sleek black cocktail dress that [the director] deemed integral to his concept." The opera company had to pay out Voigt's contract even though she… » 6/11/08 9:30am 6/11/08 9:30am