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Study Says Obese Kids Likely Worse At Math

Children’s math abilities may have as much to do with their bellies as it does with their brains. A study finds that obese kids are more likely to be worse at math than their skinnier peers.

06/15/2012

A doctor holds a vial of deep-frozen semen from a donor. (credit: MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Smoking & Drinking May Not Effect Sperm Count

Unhealthy habits may not have a factor in sperm count, according to a new study.

06/14/2012

Overweight children and their parents participate in a group exercise. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Students Learning Healthy Habits

Hundreds of health-conscious kids will take part in a community expo at TCU on Saturday that highlights the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

05/18/2012

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CDC Suggests Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Health

Higher education could help people in ways besides finding a job. A new study from the CDC found educated Americans are less likely to be obese and suffer from chronic diseases.

05/16/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

UT Southwestern Doctors Make Obesity Breakthrough

Some North Texas researchers believe they have found a way to control obesity by manipulating molecules in the heart. Researchers at UT Southwestern have demonstrated, for the first time, that the heart can regulate energy balance.

04/30/2012

A medical assistant holds an insulin pen administered to diabetes patients. (credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Diabetes Epidemic Among U.S. Kids Worsens

There is a growing epidemic among U.S. children, and now there is a new recommendation on how those kids with diabetes should be treated.

04/30/2012

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Study Confirms Lack Of Sleep Ups Health Risks

A study confirms that shift workers, and anyone who doesn’t get enough sleep, can harm their health by raising their risk for diabetes and obesity.

04/12/2012

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Researchers Identify 2 Childhood Obesity Genes

Although poor food choices and lack of exercise are often blamed for the childhood obesity epidemic, researchers say a genes may share the blame.

04/10/2012

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Autism Risk Tied To Mom’s Obesity During Pregnancy

Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.

04/09/2012

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Some Patients Too Obese For Transplant Surgery

For them, desperate times call for drastic measures and a surgery that helps them take off the excess weight quickly but safely.

03/14/2012

A U.S. Marine of the 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines Fox Company exercises at the Amir Patrol Base's Iron yard in Lakari, Helmand province, Afghanistan. (credit: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Too Fat To Serve: Military Wages War On Obesity

The Pentagon spends more than $1 billion a year on medical care relating to weight and obesity. And America’s growing weight problem means finding new troops fit enough to fight has never been more challenging.

03/08/2012

Avery the pig before her remarkable weight loss. (credit: Facebook)

Obese Pet Pig Inspires Local Church To Get Healthy

At St. Nicholas Church in Flower Mound, the congregation is getting healthy, but their inspiration is coming from the most unlikely of places, a pig named Avery.

03/01/2012

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