| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Imagine for a moment that all of the nation's fast-food establishments--all the striped awnings and golden arches, the drive-thru windows, the beckoning dollar deals and wafting odor of French fries--were to vanish overnight. Would the number of our...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A comprehensive new look at how mothers fill their hours suggests it's time to revise the old saw "A man may work from sun to sun. But a woman's work is never done." The new saw should be, "24/7, there's something to see. Make your own bed, I'm watching...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist.
“We found no...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come.
Harley Pasternak, 39,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Jennifer Lawrence's crusade against Hollywood's body-image issues just made it to Barbara Walters' prime-time special.
"Why is humiliating people funny?" the unfiltered "Hunger Games" star asks Walters during ABC's "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:44 PM
So your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Contrave said this week they have taken a key first step in showing that the medication does not boost the heart and stroke risks of those taking it, and they announced plans to return to the Food and Drug...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A study that culls health data for 1.8 million people over more than 57 years of research finds that controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose could halve the number of heart attacks attributable to being overweight or obese and pare the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Lady Gaga addressed her haters through a Twitter tirade Sunday pegged to the midnight release of her latest single, "Do What U Want."
The theatrical "Applause" singer also revealed the cover art to her latest track, which features R. Kelly and is...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Dolvett Quince was well aware of America's obesity problem. After all, he's one of the trainers on NBC's weight loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser." But, until recently, he had no idea that America's bad eating habits were trickling down to its pets....