Author: Mike Zin

New Weight Loss Pill Is A Balloon-In-A-Pill

New weight loss pill A new gastric balloon that can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach, helped patients lose more than 37 percent of their excess weight over four months, according to new research presented here at Obesity Week 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The week long conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS). Allurion Technologies, the manufacturer of the device called Elipse, whichis not yet commercially available, is studying...

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portland maine minimum wage increase proposed, Polls Now Open

portland maine minimum wage Officials in Portant have set forth a  proposal to raise Maine’s minimum wage next year. The group “Mainers For Fair Wages” has collected more than 90,000 signatures, which is well over the minimum requirement to get the issue on  the ballot. The portland maine minimum wage proposal for the statewide ballot would raise Maine’s minimum wage to $9 an hour in 2017, then by $1 a year until it reaches $12 in 2020.  After that, it’d increase at the rate as the cost of living. Portland recently  voted on Election Day not to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. A proposal has...

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Michael Douglas And Family Hit Red Carpet For Genesis Prize (photo)

michael douglas family Yesterday was a very special day for actor Michael Douglas. Douglas 70, was presented with the Genesis Prize, which is often referred to as the Jewish Nobel Prize, in Jerusalem. Douglas wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and two children Carys and Dylan also attended the prestigious affair in honor of the A-lister, and by the looks of it, the good-looking apples didn’t fall too far from the tree! Catherine and Michael’s kids look like spitting images of their famous parents and were all smiles during the event. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the prize—which totals a whopping...

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Schumer Cosby Skit Was Brilliant

Too Soon? Bill Cosby finally came into Amy Schumer’s crosshairs on last night’s episode of Comedey Centrals Inside Amy Schumer. In the skit, Schumer played Cosby’s defense lawyer. First, Amy jokes about “her mentor” Bill Cosby. The sketch has barely begun, and she’s already made at least three jokes many comics wouldn’t have touched. Then the sketch takes us to the trial of Cosby vs. The Public in the “court of public opinion” — since, the sketch hints, Cosby won’t likely be tried in an actual court — where Schumer defends Cosby to a jury. The sketch eviscerates the...

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Bristol Palin Pens Emotional Blog Post Following Canceled Wedding

A week after calling off her wedding, Bristol Palin is opening up about this “painful time” in her life. Bristol, the daughter of former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, and her fiancé, U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, were set to tie the knot during a large ceremony over Memorial Day weekend. According to Radar, a license showing that 26-year-old soldier Dakota wed a woman named Cassandra Wain back in 2008 when he was just 19. They are said to have divorced in 2010, though it remains unclear if they actually did. Bristol, who is mom...

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