A simple, cheap dose of zinc helps the recovery of newborns suffering from bacterial infections such as pneumonia and meningitis, according to an Indian study reported on Thursday in The Lancet.
One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the U.N.'s food agency said Wednesday in a report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22.
Soy-rich diets have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, but soy supplements alone may not do anything for older women's blood pressure, according to a U.S. study.
Two-thirds of American adults are too fat, and a major overhaul of U.S. policies — from schools to restaurants to urban planning — is needed to stem the epidemic, medical experts said Tuesday.
More bad news about Americans' waistlines: The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but the number of obese adults is likely to keep going up.
Even in the vastness of the online fitness universe, it all comes down to the human touch on your touch screen.
Fast food may often be high in salt and the exact levels seem to vary by country, according to an international study that looked at fast food menu items in six countries.
In Brazil, a country known for girls in mini-bikinis and where body-consciousness borders on obsession, nearly half the population is overweight, a study by the Ministry of Health released Tuesday found.
The hips have put on padding over the holidays and the New Year began with a resolution to remove it. At the turn of the year, motivation to lose weight is greatest. Diet plan promoters know this and woo customers with supposed new findings on ways to shed fat, promising substantial slimming fast and with little effort.
Green tea, taken in a capsule or drunk in a cup, may shave a few points off “bad” cholesterol readings, according to a U.S. study involving more than a thousand people.