Health News

Get Up, Stand Up
Too much sitting isn't good for you, as everyone knows. But the amount of time you spend sitting without breaks of activity can also negatively impact your heart health, according to a new study.
Birds of a Feather ...
Overweight and obese young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to have overweight friends, romantic partners and family members compared to normal-weight peers.
Health Starts at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, has launched a prepared foods department to accompany its Health Starts Here program.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
This Is an Intervention
As America becomes increasingly aware of its childhood obesity problem, various actors are getting involved to thwart the growth of this epidemic.
Strawberries Get Sweeter
A naturally occurring compound found in strawberries and other produce has been shown to slow motor problems and death associated with three models of Huntington's disease.
Ancient Fruit, Future Superfood?
Mangos pack more than delicious flavor, it turns out. The fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent has been shown to prevent and halt development of certain colon and breast cancer cells.
Gastric Band Does Not Have Same Effect on Men, Women
Obesity is a condition that causes many health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
When it Comes to Tea, Go "Green"
Digested green tea is more potent than its fresh-brewed undigested form and may be useful in preventing Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.
If Not for Your Health, How About Mother Earth?
Costly organic fruits and vegetables are all the rage among health-conscious consumers, but does the hype live up to the facts? That may depend on which study you read.