Two studies zero in on DNA-based drivers of weight. Is obesity written in our genes?
His dark eyes stare straight at the lens, his hair tousled so it falls just-so to one side, just as any teen idol or rock star would want to debut on a national magazine cover. He’s called a “monster,” but the Rolling Stone cover …
It’s a summertime dilemma — you want to douse yourself in bug repellant to keep off the pesky — and sometimes disease-causing — critters, but you also worry about whether all those sprays are dangerous for your health.
Diabetes, obesity and elevated blood pressure typically emerge in middle-age, but more young children are showing signs of chronic conditions that may take a toll on their health.
It’s July, and it’s hot. But with parts of the country expected to swelter under triple digit temperatures, public health officials say it’s important to heed the heat.
If you’re tempted to herald the return of the Twinkie by downing one (or more) of the golden treats, you’re probably not thinking about how many calories they contain. But just in case you’re curious…
Millions of babies have been born via in vitro fertilization (IVF), and researchers are just starting to document some of the lasting effects the process may have on early development.
They’re best known as carriers of nasty infections such as West Nile Virus, but it turns out that the blood-sucking insects may also possess something that could protect us from heart disease — or at least their spit does.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association recommend that children drink skim or low-fat milk after age 2. But that may not help them to avoid obesity.
Texas legislators want to require that abortions in the state be performed in ambulatory surgery centers rather than licensed doctors’ offices or clinics, but will that make them safer?
Wildfires can pose unique challenges for even well-trained firefighters, as the latest inferno in Yarnell proved.
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that hundreds of thousands of acres burn across the …
Most studies involving video games and avatars have been connected with weight gain, but seeing our virtual selves could also melt pounds away — if the avatar adopts the right healthy habits.
It’s summer, and that means that grills are getting fired up almost nightly. But there are healthy — and unhealthy — ways to BBQ.