| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2009
Americans have increased their life expectancy by cutting back on cigarettes, but the pounds they're packing on mean that, ultimately, they could lose ground.
A New England Journal of Medicine study published Wednesday looked at previous national...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The news is not always all good when obese teenagers lose weight. Such young people seem to be at risk for developing eating disorders that slip the attention of health professionals, scientists report.
“Physical complications of semistarvation...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
It's little more than a glimmer of hope, but a comprehensive new report suggests that a trend toward healthier habits may have halted the rise of obesity among the nation's teens.
In 2009 and 2010, American adolescents exercised more, watched less TV,...
| Mar 10, 2008
Are there exercises specific to breast cancer survivors?
Exercise in all forms is beneficial to breast cancer survivors, helping to improve quality of life as well as increasing survival rates.
"Exercise promotes better blood flow...
| Mar 20, 2008
Everyone's an art critic when it comes to a $195,000 mural for the LAPD's new Hollenbeck station.
The tile mural was meant to depict a quaint Sunday in Boyle Heights. Many angry residents say it makes their neighborhood out to be a crime-ridden dump...
| Jul 6, 2013
Tracy Anderson added to her fitness empire of studios, workout DVDs and other products when she and her business partner, Gwyneth Paltrow, opened the serene, members-only Tracy Anderson Studio in Brentwood in April. Anderson, one of the best-known fitness...
| Sep 15, 2008
Six-pack abs -- everyone wants them, but only some know the best ways to get them. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about staying loyal to the standard crunches. The secret to the six-pack is more complex and incorporates a healthful diet to...
| May 5, 2008
Sometimes after vigorous exercise, I detect a faint odor similar to acetone. Is this common? What is it telling us?
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
I desperately need exercise but hate to do it, not because of the work, but because I sweat -- as in flop-...
| May 21, 2008
| 4:04 PM
May 22, 2008
In 2004, the E! network counted down the 101 most unforgettable "Saturday Night Live" moments. Chris Farley was the only person to be featured in the top 10 more than once.
No. 9 on the list was the infamous Chippendales sketch in which...