Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.
Cornell University is investigating a professor accused of publishing several manipulated studies, including one pinning some blame for obesity on Joy of Cooking.
Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."
Inspired in part by the meth campaign, the hospital jolted parents—and stirred up plenty of criticism— with TV ads and billboards featuring pictures of overweight children, many with messages that subtly criticized parents. One, for example, said, “Big bones didn't make me this...
Public health officials hope support for legalizing marijuana and taxing tobacco products and sugary drinks may entice federal policymakers to weigh in with national policies and legislation.
The New York-based orthopedic center is one of many U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems to seek opportunities in other countries.
One in five Latino households lacks nutritious food, more than twice the rate among white households. That's causing higher rates of obesity and related chronic conditions.
The World Health Organization is calling upon government agencies to support a tax on sugary drinks as a means of combating obesity.
Over the past year, there have been several reports indicating America's health status has taken a turn for the worse.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, 61, is stepping down as: CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after nearly 14 years as head of the nation's largest philanthropic organization dedicated to health and healthcare issues. She plans to stay on until a successor is chosen.
Views are mixed as to whether first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign has been effective in curbing childhood obesity, but it has at least changed the conversation about healthy eating.