Friday, May 1, 2015
A half-century after dropping 70 pounds and keeping them off, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch made some allowances: Cokes in her fridge, Klondikes in her freezer, the occasional potato or extra piece of bread on her plate.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Women who are obese while pregnant may put their offspring at risk of childhood diabetes, a condition that requires lifelong insulin therapy, Swedish researchers said Tuesday.
Monday, April 27, 2015
It's not so long ago that the personal heart-rate monitor was considered high-tech among joggers. Now we live in the age of wearable tech and health apps that can do more that just measure your pulse while you run around the park.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Cases of HIV have skyrocketed among injection drug users in a rural community in the Midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday.
As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
Friday, April 24, 2015
An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through wholefoods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease.
Bars and gambling venues in this notoriously libertine city are adapting to a big change: the start of a smoke-free ordinance Wednesday was being marked as a historic step in making the city healthier.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.