Who Has The Nation's Best Health Care? Study Reveals State RankingsThe non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on May 3 which looks at each state's ability to deliver medical care to its residents.
California Ranked 17th Healthiest State In New SurveyMassachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America's Health Rankings.
CDC: 40 Percent Of U.S. Cancer Cases Linked To Being OverweightAccording to the CDC, at least 13 different types of cancer have been linked to being overweight or obese.
Obese Toddlers Show Signs Of Heart Failure At Age One, Study FindsA new study says that overweight toddlers can begin showing signs of heart failure as early as their first birthday.
World Health Organization Pushing For 20-50% Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a tax of 20% to 50% on all sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Obesity Three Times More Deadly For Men Than Women, Study FindsPutting on the pounds could cut short your life, according to research, and the news is especially bad if you’re a man.
SF Soda Health Warning Law Delayed By Order Of U.S. JudgeA San Francisco law that requires a health warning label on advertisements for sodas and other sugary drinks will not go into effect on July 25 as scheduled.
Breakfast Might Help Obese People Stay More Active In The Morning, Study ShowsWe’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s new evidence that while breakfast may not necessarily result in weight loss, it does result in obese people becoming more active.
Formerly Obese Still Plagued By Loose Skin As Insurers Look AwayShe exercised, dieted and lost 150 pounds. Now a woman is fighting to get rid of something else -- the folds of loose skin that hang from her body.
Bay Area Researchers: Cutting Sugar Improves Obese Kids’ Health In 10 DaysA new study from UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo found obese children who reduced their consumption of added sugar were able to improve their health in as little as 10 days.
Midlife Weight Gain Linked To Early Onset Of Alzheimer's DiseaseOne more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
A Cure For Obesity? Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Turns Off Fat CellsImagine being able to flip a switch and suddenly the gene in your body that makes you store fat, suddenly makes you burn it. The result? Weight loss -- obesity cured.