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Overweight or obese women give birth to larger babies, says new research which could make some pregnant women think twice before reaching for a carton of ice cream.
 
More physicians prescribing exercise instead of medicine
When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy.
 
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) on Tuesday called for a complete ban on the use of antibiotics in food fed to animals.
 
An NFL official has acknowledged a link between American football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.
 
When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.
 
People who are born with genetically high cholesterol may be about twice as common in the United States as previously believed, according to new research published on Monday.
 
Tiny village becomes Indonesian anti-smoking champion
Nestled amid mountains in remote central Indonesia, Bone-Bone looks like any other rural hamlet in the archipelago, with a modest collection of houses, shops and mosques and people quietly going about their daily lives.
 
The Zika virus, already linked to brain damage in babies, can also cause a serious brain infection in adult victims, French researchers warned Thursday.
 
Fitness, body fat key for health, not just weight
The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.
 
Almost a quarter of teenagers have experienced sleep problems, according to the annual investigation of adolescents' sleeping habits released by the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine (TSSM, 台灣睡眠醫學學會) on Tuesday.
 
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