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Kickstart innovation in the Corporate World?

I’ve been thinking about innovation, and how although everyone talks about it, it’s actually hard to implement in big companies. This is because of a …

60% teenage girls obese as per waistline measure

According to a new research study that measures waistlines rather than BMI, children are even fatter than previously thought and around 60 per cent …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

Pop an ollie and innovate!

Rodney Mullen is the godfather of street skating, and in this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community. He shows how the …

Forrester: Want Marketing Innovation? Change Your Corporate Culture

What’s the key to adopting the kind of marketing innovation that is necessary in today’s environment? According to a new report from Forrester …

Obesity epidemic: as a lifelong comfort eater, I understand the emotional pull of food

There are a million reasons why we're fat. Part of my teenage obesity problem can be blamed on Anna Soubry – the now under-secretary of state for health. I've got a big 27-year rib eye of a grudge with her. Nearly three decades ago, she was a fresh-faced presenter hosting my local TV station's …

Life expectancy gains elude overweight teens

Rate of death before age 50 remains comparable to 1960s<p>Washington, DC--Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were …

Innovation in the Developing World: Wilton Agatstein

Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity

New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy …

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

Can a piece of gum help you lose weight? - Futurity

An oral spray or piece of chewing gum that contains a compound that naturally occurs in the body may be all it takes to curb appetite and spark …

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make you more aware of healthy and harmful behaviors.<p>He joins <i>Fresh</i> …

Five Mistakes Holding Us Back from Reducing Obesity

A few mistakes holding us back from making progress against obesity come up again and again, testing the patience of people who devote their careers …

Cost of health care rises as BMI increases - Futurity

Health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight, a new study shows.

Obesity weighs on kids' emotions - Futurity

Children who are obese are more likely to develop emotional problems than their slim peers, …

Disruptive innovation 2.0 | The Economist

Steps for business leaders to foster innovation

Study Spots Growing Disparity in U.S. Teen Obesity Problem

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While the U.S. teen obesity rate has leveled off in recent years, a new study shows that the problem is …

Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity

Abstract<p>Background<p>Many beliefs about obesity persist in the absence of supporting scientific evidence (presumptions); some persist despite …

Weight Loss

Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men …

TVs in Kids' Bedrooms Tied to Extra Pounds

It may not make parents popular, but tossing out the TVs that sit in the corner of most children's bedrooms may keep them from packing on pounds.<p>A study released Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found that 60 percent of children ages 10-14 had TVs in their bedrooms, and those kids gained about one extra …

Television in the Bedroom and Adiposity Gain

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more<p>Yes! Alert me when new content is …

Lack of sleep tied to more health risks for obese adolescents

For overweight and obese adolescents, a lack of sleep may be linked to to a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, Counsel and Heal reported.<p>In a new study published in <i>The Journal of Pediatrics</i>, researchers worked with a group of 37 teens between ages 11 and 17. They measured …