El-Sissi denies fat-shaming Egyptians after weight-loss call

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president is denying that he fat-shamed his own people after his recent calls for Egyptians to lose weight prompted a torrent of jokes online. In televised comme...

Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year. Among other things we're over...

Marathon Oil and Bank of America drop; Nutrisystem jumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Nutrisystem Inc., up $9.48 to $43.68 The weight loss company agreed to be acquired by Tivi...

Stocks slip on China-US tensions, Brexit uncertainty

NEW YORK (AP) — Major global stock indexes are mostly lower Monday morning, though losses are milder than last week's rout. The British pound is falling and U.K. stocks are higher fo...

Taiwanese TV commentator Liu Chun-yao dies of cancer at age 52

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Fans of Taiwanese TV commentator and journalist Liu Chun-yao (劉駿耀) were shocked to learn today that he died last night at the age of 52 from pancreatic cancer, reported Apple D...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Half of all Taiwanese blessed with 'weight loss' gene: study; Taipei City hot pot inspection reveals numerous infractions; 12 ...

Half of all Taiwanese blessed with ‘weight loss’ gene: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Half the population in Taiwan is blessed with a gene that helps control weight and thus allows them to indulge in the pleasure of eating while keeping obesity at bay, repo...

Illinois teacher pens book on 'Biggest Loser' experience

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who lost 144 pounds (65 kilograms) on "The Biggest Loser" television program has written a book about her experiences. The...

Apple and Kraft Heinz drop while Starbucks and Symantec rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Apple Inc., down $14.74 to $207.48 The company's revenue forecast disappointed Wall Str...

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight ...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. Facebook accuses their backers of "coordinated ...

Comcast and Michael Kors skid; Barrick Gold and Concho rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Comcast Corp., down $2.27 to $35.63 Comcast outbid Twenty-First Century Fox and will pay a...

Weight Watchers slims down name to WW

NEW YORK (AP) — Weight Watchers is trimming its name to just two letters: WW. The company says it is renaming itself to focus more on overall wellness and not just dieting. Its app, ...

Taiwanese scientists find secret of Pu'er tea to block fat and help stop weight gain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese scientists from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) released their finding Wednesday that Pu'er tea can help stop gaining weight. Pu'...

AP source: First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night and d...