How important is sleep for children? Getting too little could leave them more emotional and impulsive.
The general advice for most Americans is: Get more exercise. But the question is what kind of exercise, how intensely and for how long?
Watching too much TV is linked to harmful effects in children, but the latest research says even background TV can affect development
Playing video games isn’t exactly demanding on the body, but some newer versions may get children moving enough to keep them healthy.
Researchers provide the strongest evidence yet that soda and other sugary drinks contribute to the obesity epidemic in children.
In two new studies, researchers confirm the benefits of gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, while noting that a riskier, lesser-used operation may work even better for the super obese
Starting today, the newly FDA-approved diet drug Qsymia is available by prescription.
Researchers say unhealthy diets and lack of exercise aren’t the only culprits in obesity. BPA may share some of the blame.
Turns out, being obese isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Fat cells in a protruding belly may be different from fat cells elsewhere in the body—and more hazardous to your health
The deck is stacked against women hoping to keep slim after menopause, but researchers say some simple eating habits can keep weight down
Overweight and obese women may have a tougher battle in store when it comes to breast cancer: a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that carrying extra pounds is linked with a higher risk of cancer recurrence and death.
Increasingly, research suggests that obesity is bad for your brain. Maintaining a normal weight in midlife may be a good way to keep your brain healthy as you age