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Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds July 31, 2014

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition July 31, 2014

Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD July 31, 2014

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years July 31, 2014

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery July 31, 2014

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests July 30, 2014

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting July 30, 2014

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan July 30, 2014

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says July 29, 2014

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods July 29, 2014

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds July 29, 2014

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies July 29, 2014

Meat isn't the only grill-able food

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students July 28, 2014

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia July 28, 2014

People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes July 28, 2014

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills July 28, 2014

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain July 28, 2014

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia July 15, 2014

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease July 15, 2014

Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS

Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds July 15, 2014

But critics say the analysis misses some important points

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says July 15, 2014

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds July 14, 2014

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar July 14, 2014

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards July 12, 2014

Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll

Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics July 11, 2014

But device is still a long way from use by people

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion July 10, 2014

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC July 10, 2014

More women rely on menu's health info than men

Health Tip: Measuring Your Waist July 10, 2014

It can help you determine if you're at a healthy weight

Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds July 09, 2014

Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds July 09, 2014

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers July 08, 2014

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study July 08, 2014

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study July 08, 2014

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study July 08, 2014

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections July 08, 2014

One strain can cause infections in healthy people, researcher says; company disputes finding

Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss July 08, 2014

Fad diets aren't safe or effective

Health Tip: Preparing Leftovers July 08, 2014

Proper preparation can help ward off food poisoning

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD July 07, 2014

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds July 07, 2014

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed July 04, 2014

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Beleodaq Approved for Aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma July 03, 2014

When lymph nodes become cancerous

Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend July 03, 2014

Expert offers tips on avoiding food poisoning and reducing cancer risk from barbecued meat

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