Fit Mom Banned From Facebook for Fat-Shaming Is 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Remember 32-year-old Maria Kang? She's the fitness-obsessed mom who posted a picture of herself with her three kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" on Facebook. After a recent rant about how there is "unrelenting support" for people who are "borderline obese," she's been banned from Facebook. But she is not… »11/27/13 11:20am11/27/13 11:20am

That was fast: After Mother Jones broke the news Monday that the European distributer of the morning

That was fast: After Mother Jones broke the news Monday that the European distributer of the morning after pill would be cautioning women over 165 pounds about the drug's potential ineffectiveness, the FDA says they're looking into those claims to see if packaging for Teva's Plan B and other generic versions of that… »11/26/13 1:15pm11/26/13 1:15pm

Morning After Pill Doesn't Work on Women Over 176 Pounds

In a move that's bound to frighten everyone, HRA Pharma, the company the manufactures the European version of Plan B called Norlevo has revised its packaging to indicate that the pregnancy prevention medication is not always effective for women over 165 pounds and doesn't work at all for women who weigh more than 176… »11/25/13 11:05am11/25/13 11:05am

2,000-Year-Old Carving of Princess Reveals She Was 'Stylishly Overweight'

A 2,000-year-old image of a royal woman has been found in the ancient city of Meroë, in Sudan. When the artwork was created, Meroë was the center of the Kingdom of Kush; the Kushite lived along the Nile and, at times, invaded Ancient Egypt and ruled as Pharaohs there. But back to the image: She is, as Owen Jarus writes »1/07/13 4:40pm1/07/13 4:40pm

Science Proves That Thinness Is Deadlier Than Obesity

Evidence is mounting that being overweight isn't as detrimental to one's health as previously believed. In fact, numerous studies conducted on patients with certain chronic diseases found that those who were overweight to moderately obese had a lower mortality rate than those of normal-weight suffering from the same… »9/18/12 11:40am9/18/12 11:40am

New Diet Pill to Provide New Ammunition in Battle Against Skinny Smugness Crisis

For the last several decades, America's been experiencing an unprecedented looming health care crisis — naturally skinny Americans pumping the atmosphere full of dangerous levels of smugness in the form of concern trolling obese and overweight Americans. But now, thanks to the FDA's approval of a new weight loss drug,… »6/28/12 6:40pm6/28/12 6:40pm

Wanna Know Why the Bullied Bus Monitor Is Now $500K Richer? Because It's Our Fault She Was Bullied

The vacation fund for Karen Klein, the 68-year-old grandmother who was harassed and threatened by boys on the school bus she was monitoring has just hit half a million dollars. It's great that kind souls, feeling like they want to do something, have stepped up and made financial donations. But let's get real: We're to… »6/22/12 12:50pm6/22/12 12:50pm

Should You Tell Your Loved Ones They Are Fat This Holiday Season?

Is your fondest holiday wish to permanently alienate one of your nearest and dearest? Are you looking for a way to ensure that your relatives never invite you to another festive family celebration? Well then perhaps you should follow this advice from the BBC: "Tell loved ones they are overweight this Christmas." »12/22/11 10:55pm12/22/11 10:55pm

Even With IVF, Underweight Women Struggle To Conceive

It may not come as a surprise that women who are underweight have trouble conceiving, since they sometimes struggle with irregular periods. What's more surprising is that even IVF, which doctors thought would compensate for these problems, is still less effective in underweight women than in those at a healthy weight,… »10/21/11 10:10am10/21/11 10:10am

Meet The North American Obeast, A Reclusive & Endangered Species

"People aren't too fond of 'em, but I think there's actually something quite endearing about them," says scientist Stanley Keen of the endangered mammal called the Obeast. In a video clip, Keen and a colleague track and shoot an Obeast with a tranquilizer gun, so that we may learn more about these reclusive creatures. »6/01/11 3:37pm6/01/11 3:37pm