The American Medical Association’s “disease” label appears to boost feelings of self-acceptance among obese people — but it may also undermine weight-loss efforts, a recent study suggests.
Brominated vegetable oil, commonly used in sports drinks and sodas, has been banned in several countries because it’s both a flame retardant and a potential hormone disrupter.
Pictures trump calorie-counting on TwoGrand, a recent addition to the bastion of food and exercise tracking apps.
The studies, which looked at data on more than one million people, confirmed previously reported evidence of the risks associated with vitamin D deficiency.
The Natural Resources Defense Council says a loophole in a 1958 law allows food manufacturers to bypass federal safety assessments.
Air pollution is now considered the world’s largest environmental health risk, taking the blame for an estimated seven million premature deaths in 2012, the World Health Organization said.
New research on mice provides clues to how excess body fat harms the human brain — and how exercise may help.
Compassion is a cornerstone of education at Atlanta’s Dunbar Elementary School, a partner of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds has dropped, according to a federal report — but among older kids, a high obesity rate is holding steady.
New research adds to growing evidence that sugar is connected to numerous health woes, including cardiovascular disease.