How marijuana contributes to weight loss — and a reduced risk of diabetes; researchers zero in on the first genes associated with postpartum depression; and ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity later in life. These are the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.
The largest study to date on the effects of eating omega-3 fatty acids confirm that foods high in the fats can preserve memory and cognitive functions only in people without diabetes.
More restaurants display calorie counts on their menus, but what if they also informed you what it would take to burn off those calories?
Parents who exert too much control over what their children eat may not be doing their adolescents any favors when it comes to controlling the youngsters’ weight, according to the latest study.
When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, which should come first — changing your diet or becoming more physically active?
Researchers find using a smartphone app to shed pounds may help dieters stay on track.
Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games.
Smaller plates, fewer calories? The latest study shows one way to fight childhood obesity may be to shrink the size of the dinner plate.
Cash is a powerful motivator when it comes to shedding pounds, and the lure of money is even greater when dieters win or lose as a group.
There is no shortage of strategies to lose weight, but which work best for children?
According to the American Heart Association, excessive salt intake led to nearly 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010