Researchers announced the promising results of a new genetic test that can predict the most aggressive prostate cancers; New Jersey governor Chris Christie has gastric lap-band surgery, and moms who lick their babies’ pacifiers clean may be doing their kids’ immune systems a favor. These are some of the major stories making health news this week.
Obesity is a big problem that needs big solutions, and Facebook may be coming to the rescue.
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.
Unhealthy food environments and sedentary lifestyles certainly contribute to obesity, but they can’t entirely explain weight gain. The latest research points to four new genes that could contribute to the most extreme cases of …
Complying with federal guidelines for healthy meals in schools helps children to stay leaner, according to the latest study on school lunches.
There is no shortage of strategies to lose weight, but which work best for children?
According to the latest research, it may be on your breath.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be right; maybe we should be drinking fewer sodas.
Got milk? It turns out that low-fat versions may not be the answer to helping kids maintain a healthy weight.
The good news: we’re eating fewer calories. The bad news: that’s not translating into lower obesity rates.
Doctors’ biases may influence how they care for their obese patients.