Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
Malnutrition is becoming the "new normal" as rising rates of obesity across the world coincide with persistent under-nutrition in many poorer countries, according to a major study released Tuesday.
A health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedeviled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, at least when it comes to the risk of dying, according to a study Tuesday.
South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.
One in five adults could be obese by 2025, said a major survey Friday that warned of a looming epidemic of "severe obesity" with significant health and economic costs.
Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn US$1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to US$1,400 annually.
The results of a survey released Monday show that 25 percent of children and teenagers in Taiwan do not eat well, possibly due to a lack of food education.
When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy.