Growing Epidemic

Almost 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese


Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs. More >

Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life


Change your lifestyle, change your life span. More >

Positive Atmosphere, Better Nutrition

Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids


Parents who struggle to get their children to follow a healthy diet may want to make dinnertime a pleasant experience, new research suggests. More >

Greater Risk of Complications

Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes


With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people -- particularly those with diabetes -- to get vaccinated. More >

Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects


Frequent college binge drinking markedly lowers the chances of landing a full-time job upon graduation, a new study suggests. More >

Low-Cost Preventive Medicine

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives


Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. More >

Time to Kick Fido Out of Bed

Sharing Sleeping Space with Pets May Disrupt Your Shut-Eye


It's time to reclaim your bed and send your pets packing -- at least at night. More >

Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

Pediatricians Recommend Kids Get Flu Shot By Late October


Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents. More >

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

Study: Change in Eating Habits May Be As Effective As Medication


A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. More >

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Cut Risk of Early Death by Getting Up Every Half Hour


Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say. More >

Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent 'Freshman 15'


No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests. More >

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