Health News

For Kids, Summer May Not Be So Slim
For kids, when school's out for summer, that healthy body weight may go out the window, too, a new study found.
Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed?
Taxing sugary drinks may lower consumption and, in turn, reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and even tooth decay, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.
Wearables May Not Mean More Weight Loss
Are wearable technologies for monitoring and tracking physical activity and diet worth it? Maybe not, according to a new study.
A New Approach to Weight Loss
A new behavioral treatment for obesity may help patients lose more weight and keep it off longer than the standard behavioral treatment, a new study found.
Weight and Gut Bacteria May Be Linked
Your size and your gut bacteria may be linked, a new study of children and teenagers found.
More Cancer Types Linked to Obesity
A new study has linked obesity to eight more types of cancer.
The Longer You Weight
The longer women are overweight or obese as adults, the more likely they may be to get cancer, a new study found.
The FDA Says Not to Buy These Products
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings about many products promoted for weight loss and sexual enhancement.
Once Daily Weight Loss Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a once-a-day weight loss formulation.
Commercials and Childrens Diet Choices
Children who are exposed to advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages may be more likely to make poor diet choices, according to a new study.