weight loss

3 Ways You Can Get Paid to Lose Weight

For some people, losing weight is its own reward. But for those of us who could use a bit more motivation, here are 3 ways to get paid to work out, eat right, and get fit.

7 Financial New Year's Resolutions to Keep

Every January, we plan to make changes, and we often don't succeed. Let's make this New Year's different: Here are seven fairly simple resolutions recommended by the financial experts for getting you on a firmer fiscal footing in 2012.

How to Be 'The Biggest Loser' on a Lean Budget

Being fat isn't just bad for your health, it's also murder on your wallet. "Biggest Loser" host Alison Sweeney (who has had her own ups and downs with weight) wants to help. The cute and curvy Sweeney offers these five tips to help you control your budget and waistline at the same time.

Big Pharma Looks Beyond Drugs to Smartphone Apps

Pharmaceutical companies looking for fresh sources of profit are increasingly investing in a range of health care innovations that aren't drugs at all, from smartphone apps and educational websites to social media platforms and wireless devices, reports Ernst & Young.

What a Wild Year It Was
for Health Care

Led by the health insurance reform law, a flurry of drug and food recalls, key medical breakthroughs and plenty of layoffs and lawsuits, 2010 proved to be an exciting -- if not always positive -- year. Here's our list of the year's biggest health stories.

Weight Watchers Unveils New Points Program

Weight Watchers International (WTW) unveiled the successor to its iconic calorie-counting Points program. The PointsPlus program will not only identify the number of calories in a foodstuff, but also favor food that the body works harder to convert into energy and steer the weight-conscious away from food with excess sugar and fats.

Paper, Not Plastic: Credit Cards Boost Unhealthy Eating

Dieters looking for a little extra willpower to avoid putting junk food in their grocery carts might want to leave their credit cards at home. New research shows that buying groceries with plastic instead of good old-fashioned folding money makes people more likely to buy unhealthy foods.

Abbott Pulls Weight Loss Drug Meridia from Market

Drug and medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories announced Friday that it will voluntarily withdraw its controversial obesity drug Meridia, (sibutramine) from the U.S. market at the request of the FDA, due to concerns it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

A Victory Against False Advertising in Relacore Lawsuits

The N.J. Supreme Court gave a win to advocates of truth in advertising this week when it ruled that lawsuits against the maker of dietary supplement Relacore could go forward as a class action. Considering the way such lawsuits work, gaining that status is almost as important as the final verdict.

Vivus Hammered After FDA Panel's 'No' Vote

Pharmaceutical company Vivus is getting hammered in premarket trading, sinking more than 50% to around $5.32 in the wake of Thursday's vote by an FDA advisory panel against approving its weight-loss drug, Qnexa, based on safety concerns.

FDA Panel Rejects Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa

Pharmaceutical company Vivus and investors waited anxiously Thursday for the vote of an FDA advisory panel on the weight-loss drug Qnexa. The verdict is in, and by a vote of 9 to 7, panelists didn't support approving the drug as an obesity treatment.

Weight-Loss-Drug Maker Vivus Soars on FDA Review

An expert panel will review Vivus' potential blockbuster drug Qnexa on Thursday, with the FDA making a decision in October. The FDA acknowledges the drug's effectiveness in cutting weight, but it will certainly draw scrutiny over its side effects.