Would you still reach for those french fries if their price was jacked up by a substantial tax? A study says not everybody would.
Breast cancer rates in Britain increased over the last decade, with one in eight women now expected to develop the disease at some point in their life, figures released by a cancer charity showed Friday.
More than half a billion adults are clinically obese in a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980, doctors warned.
“Fat cancers” usually associated with wealthy countries are becoming more common in the developing world, too, according to new reports.
Gone are the “Big Mamma” stereotypes and the full figures of yesteryear — a new study on Friday has found Italian women are the only ones getting thinner despite an obesity epidemic in the Western world.
The U.S. government on Monday released new dietary guidelines urging all Americans to cut their daily salt intake by one-third and those over 50 to make more drastic reductions.
Nine in 10 Americans say their diet is healthy but only a quarter limit the amount of fat or sugar they eat, and two-thirds don't eat enough fruit and vegetables, a poll published Tuesday found.
Taking brisk walks has health benefits similar to jogging, according to Ingo Froboese, a professor at the Health Centre of the German Sport University in Cologne.
A new radiation treatment for breast cancer is becoming increasingly popular despite lack of good evidence, at least among well-insured Medicare patients, U.S. researchers say.
A leading medical group says there's some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children.