Tag Archives: Case

The case for getting fitter — not slimmer: Why our obsession with weight could be a mistake

“There is a general consensus out there that a fat person is basically a premature death waiting to happen.” Dr. Glenn Gaesser is on the phone from Arizona State University in Phoenix, where the professor, exercise physiologist and author of Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Health is known for challenging the… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

'I'm a basket case and here's what works for me' – 'Calm the F**k Down' writer gives some sound advice

Sarah Knight ‘I’m a basket case and here’s what works for me’ – ‘Calm the F**k Down’ writer gives some sound advice Independent.ie The last thing anybody wants to hear when they’re in the middle of a freakout is “calm down”. And yet, that’s the title New York Times bestselling self-help writer Sarah Knight has… Read More »

Patient who visited Burundi tested in Sweden as possible Ebola case

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A man is being treated in isolation at Sweden’s Uppsala University Hospital on suspicion of infection with Ebola after visiting Burundi, the regional authority said on Friday. The hospital’s chief medical officer said the young man had been in Burundi for around three weeks, and was exhibiting classic symptoms of hemorrhagic fever,… Read More »