A 'sea of despair' is behind the gloomy outlook among white working-class Americans, a new study said. This is characterized by the uptick of physical pain as job prospects continue to decline over time.
A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.
New research has suggested that whole-body vibration has similar health benefits to exercising. The study was carried out on mice, and could significantly impact obesity rates in humans.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017
Nearly one-fourth of American adults are suffering from arthritis, leaving many unable to conduct daily activities, such as lifting a bag of groceries or holding a cup. Arthritis is accentuated by the lack of exercise, according to a CDC report.
Public Health March 11, 2017
Fewer Americans are striving to shed extra pounds as being overweight is becoming more socially acceptable, a new study has found. The research reveals a surge in obesity rates in the last three decades.
Public Health March 8, 2017
Committing to a carefully planned diet may not be enough to ensure weight loss unless you pay close attention to your metabolism. Make sure to include these food items in your meal plan to boost your fat burn.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017
An oral balloon pill that an obese person could conveniently swallow to help keep him full, lose weight, and finally break free from obesity. Sounds too good to be true? Not really.
Public Health March 3, 2017
A new study suggests physical activity may reduce the impact of obesity on heart disease among middle-aged and elderly adults. Researchers recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity for a healthy heart.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2017
Check out Khloe Kardashian’s diet and fitness strategies that helped her achieve her killer bod. Are they worth the try? Not all experts think so.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017
Chronic stress may be the reason behind your sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Those with higher levels of stress are more likely to be obese per a new study.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017
A new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2017
New findings by University of Sussex researchers have revealed that children inherit obesity from their parents. The BMI count of the parents directly affects that of the child, making them obese.
Public Health February 21, 2017
A new American Heart Association report estimates that 45 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of health problem linked to heart disease by 2035. Costs associated with cardiovascular conditions would also rise to $1.1 trillion.
Public Health February 15, 2017
A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that a couple’s body mass index may play a crucial role in their chances of getting pregnant.
Public Health February 13, 2017
New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017
New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017
The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017
A new study reveals that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared to their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017
France has banned unlimited refills of sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants and other fast food places, in accordance with the WHO's 2016 health data. It remains to be seen if the U.S. implements similar measure to counter obesity.
Public Health January 31, 2017
A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese per a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017
Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017
When parents buy prepackaged, processed meals, they believe their families really like the ready to eat meals, and not just simply because they lack the time to cook or plan family dinners, according to a new study.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2017
Parental obesity can directly affect children, according to NIH researchers. In a study, they showed that obese mothers and fathers can increase risks of child developmental delays.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017
Is it inactivity that causes obesity or obesity that makes people turn into couch potatoes? It’s a “chicken and egg” scenario that a recent study clarified using a mouse model.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 1, 2017
Protein generally associated with obesity was found to inhibit patients' reaction to leukemia treatment and contribute to the severity of the disease. Further research will document how this information can be used in increasing patients' response to treatment.
Biotech December 27, 2016
Dietary recommendations on daily sugar intake could be based on poor evidences, reports a recent study. WHO recommends sugar intake of less than 5 percent of dietary calories per day, while the Institute of Medicine limits sugar intake to less than 25 percent of dietary calories taken every day.
Public Health December 23, 2016
People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 15, 2016
Consuming 20g of nuts a day reduces the risk of a number of diseases, noted a recent study. In spite of fat, the proteins and fibers present in nuts also help in reducing the risk of obesity, reported the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016
Nestle representatives have declared they will gradually change the recipes of sweets in order to use less sugar. This method is seen as a means to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes.
Public Health December 3, 2016
People experiencing chronic jet lag could develop obesity and liver diseases including liver cancer, reports a recent study. Variable sleep timings and exposure to light may result in excessive production of bile acids, which could result in cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2016
High amounts of vitamin D in blood improve the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, reported a recent study. Researchers observed 30 percent increase in survival rate among women who had breast cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2016
Lack of sleep could increase the amount of food taken in, reports a recent study. Long hours of vigil increase the time available for food consumption and lead to weight gain.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2016
According to researchers, summer breaks actually lead to increases in obesity in children more than the time kids are in school. This tells parents the fight against obesity requires effort throughout the year.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016
A recent report showed that 96 health organizations conducting research on dietary changes to reduce obesity were funded by Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. Their actions had a negative impact on the outcome of the studies, as well as on the American health care improvements.
Public Health October 12, 2016
When it comes to active living, large cities in the United States outrank smaller communities, a new study revealed. Researchers explain how the surroundings -- particularly opportunities for recreation -- affect the overall lifestyle of residents.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 12, 2016
Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.
Public Health September 21, 2016
Children born via cesarean delivery are at increased risk of becoming obese compared with their peers born vaginally. The difference in risk is more pronounced among siblings.
Public Health September 7, 2016
According to researchers, obesity rates in U.S. adults are actually improving but they remain high enough to cause concern. In 2015, Louisiana was king when it came to obese adults.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2016
Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including increased risk for certain cancer types. Now, researchers are saying that excess weight has been linked to eight more cancers.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2016
The longer women spend being obese or overweight, the greater their risk of developing certain types of cancers, such as breast and endometrial, a new study says. For every 10 years they spend overweight, their cancer risk increases by 7 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016
Swapping a sugar-filled beverage with water every day is enough to reduce the body's intake of calories, a new study says. This could lead to a significant improvement in overall health and lower excess body weight.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016
Many U.S. children have poor cardiovascular health based on standards set by the American Heart Association. How do children achieve ideal heart health?
Public Health August 13, 2016
A new study has found that the brains of overweight people are 10 years older compared with their lean counterparts — but only when they reach middle age and up.
Neuroscience August 8, 2016
CDC researchers reported that more than half of women are overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. Unhealthy weight poses threats of health complications to pregnant women.
Public Health August 5, 2016