Tag: loss

Real Life Weight Loss: "I have no limits now"

Jennifer Sierra, now 28, was 13 when her mother first put her on a diet. Among five siblings, “I was always the heaviest.” Sierra, who stands just under 160cm, yo-yoed between 63 and 72kg until her marriage at 21, when things fell apart. Related: Six reasons you haven’t been able to get rid of belly fat

Do Laser Treatments For Weight Loss Actually Work?

With every passing year, it seems there are more promising fat removal options than ever. If you’re looking for a quick fix, these treatments swear that they’ll suck, tuck, or freeze fat off of your body in a snap. And that all sounds great—in theory. The latest high-tech weight-loss tool promising to make losing fat

7 Signs You're Making Weight Loss Harder Than It Needs to Be

No matter how you slice it, weight loss isn’t easy. But unless you have an underlying physical condition like hypothyroidism that impairs your ability to shed pounds, it doesn’t have to feel exhausting, next-to-impossible, or mind-numbingly frustrating. Trust us. Here are seven common signs you’re making it harder on yourself to slim down. 1. You’re

Meshel Laurie Opens Up About Her Struggle With Female Hair Loss

Australian radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie has written candidly about her struggle with hair loss in an inspiring Facebook post. During her regular spot on The Project last Friday, the 41-year-old sported a bright purple wig not unlike her often vividly coloured hair. But in a Facebook post published soon after the show aired, the

Real Life Weight Loss: How Alexandra Lost 13kg In 6 Months

Lifelong athlete Alexandra Shipper, now 26, kept up a steady exercise routine through uni. Still, the fashion designer could never balance her love of oversized dishes. “I usually ate pretty healthy, but I also ate a lot,” says Shipper. After uni, her thrice‑weekly 30-minute workouts just weren’t cutting it. A year after graduation, Shipper, 165cm,

The Best Bedtime Snacks For Weight Loss

When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there’s a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for weight gain. One study found that eating right before turning in can make your snooze time more restless, and that sets you up for fatigue and

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Results from the Cancer Research UK funded SIOPEL-6 clinical trial show that giving sodium thiosulphate (STS), after a type of chemotherapy called cisplatin, reduces hearing loss by

Weight loss reduces skin cancer risk

In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. In 2014 alone, there were almost 80,000 new cases, and by the end of 2018, it is estimated that there will be more than 90,000. Understanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimize the

Mifepristone may halt growth of intracranial tumor that causes hearing loss

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. The findings, published online today in Scientific Reports, suggest that mifepristone is a promising drug candidate to