France considers ban on ultra-skinny models from catwalks
It would oblige models
to provide medical certificates showing their Body Mass Index, or BMI. Any agency that took on someone whose BMI was below an as yet unspecified minimum would face a maximum six-month prison term and a €75,000 (£54,000) fine.
3-D printed organs offer ultra-realistic practice models
(Tokyo-AFP) - An incision from the surgeon's scalpel sends liquid oozing over the surface of a the lung, but on this occasion it doesn't matter if something goes wrong -- the doctor can simply create another model
with a 3D printer. The ultra
French bid to ban ultra-skinny models derailed
Socialist MP and neurologist Olivier Véran had pushed for ban on skinny models
by proposing an amendment to Health Minister Marisol Touraine's recent reform package, which has already proved controversial and has seen doctors protesting across Paris.
French lawmakers debate ban on ultra-thin models
"I believe that models
should eat well and look after their health", Touraine told French news channel BFMTV on Tuesday. One of the amendments would prevent model
agencies employing ultra
and force them to provide a medical certificate ...
Ultra thin models big turn-off for shoppers: study
A New Zealand professor says his research proves ultra
are a turn-off for female shoppers. Massey University marketing expert Leo Paas said his research showed models
who were "neither too thin nor too large" have the most positive reaction ...
Ban on ultra-thin models being debated in France
The measure being debated by French lawmakers would require models
to have a body mass index of at least 18, CNN reports. Modeling
agencies would have to provide medical certificates, and models
would have to submit to regular weight checks.