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Employers overwhelmingly reject obesity as a disability
Last month the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) suggested in the case involving a Danish childminder that morbid obesity may amount to a disability under the Equality Act. The poll carried out by law firm Pennington Manches found ...
Workplace Savings & Benefits - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:37

The world's fattest man who ate himself to death: Confined to his bed and too ...
From there the morbidly obese man's life over the next few years took a cyclical and repetitive nature which eventually lead to the breakdown of his marriage, and later, his death. First Dr Duc Vuong, originally a refugee from Vietnam who trained in ...
Daily Mail - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:48

VIVUS Acquires Certain Topamax Related Patents from Jamp;J
... adjunct to a healthy diet (low on calories) and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in obese (Body Mass Index, or BMI - 30 or more) or overweight (BMI - 27 or more) adults suffering from at least one weight-related co-morbid ... - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:03

Led by Chris Fearne, the breast fascists up the ante
Yes, but then so was much of the crowd that stood about in morbid relish and spite to watch other women burned at the stake for witchcraft and sorcery. Some of the world's worst misogynists are women. They actually ... The damage being done by fizzy ...
Malta Independent Online - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10

Ugh! – does this ADA claim make me look fat?
Courts have been clear that obesity, which is a medical condition, is what can trigger the protections of the ADA, as amended. In fact, most reported cases on this subject have involved employees who suffer from extreme or morbid obesity. While the ...
Lexology (registration) - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:37

Clarke Willmott | Can obesity amount to a disability?
Whilst there is no free-standing prohibition on discrimination on the grounds of obesity within EU law, it is possible for morbid obesity to amount to a disability where it hinders a worker's full participation in professional life and prevents them ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:00

My Near-Death Experience Inspired My Family to Lose 298 Pounds
That profound realization was my wake-up call to finally gain control of myself and reclaim my life from morbid obesity. My love for my family served as inspiration and motivation to make intense, strategic changes, radically improve the health and ...
Everyday Health - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:20

Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) Reports Positive Top Line Data in Androxal Studies
Secondary hypogonadism typically is associated with obesity, stress or concomitant medications. ... hypogonadal male may be brought into question and, at a minimum, these findings suggest that conservative treatment, diet and exercise should be ... (subscription) - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:11

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