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.
More Than Half Of Americans Have Battled Obesity, Study SaysThe study found that 50.8 percent of men and 51.6 percent of women in the U.S. had battled obesity.
Report: One-Third Of Dementia Cases Can Be PreventedOne-third of cases of dementia worldwide could potentially be prevented through better management of lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension, depression, and hearing loss over the course of a lifetime.
Overweight 20-Somethings Increase Their Risk Of 2 CancersOverweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests.
Fewer Overweight Americans Trying To Shed PoundsFewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance is among the reasons. The trend, found in a new study, occurred at the same time that obesity rates climbed.
Chronic Stress Linked To A Bigger Waistline In New StudyStress has been linked to a range of physical and mental health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, a suppressed immune system, and sleep trouble.
FWISD Hoping Apples Lead To Healthy Eating HabitsThousands of students in the FWISD will be handed a special treat at lunch on Wednesday to encourage healthy eating habits. They are putting away the leftover Halloween candy and picking up apples.
UTSW Researchers: Brain Differences Hold New Clues To ObesityFollowing bariatric surgery, researchers found that the brain activity of obese patients began to more closely resemble that of lean patients.
Would Teens Be Slimmer If Katy Perry Hawked Kale?New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors think that music stars popular with teens may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and sodas.
Texas 34th In The U.S. When It Comes To Overall HealthWhen it comes to which state in the nation is healthiest, Texas falls at the lower half of the list. According to the America's Health Rankings annual report the Lone Star State comes in 34th of the 50 states for overall health.
Grocery Chains Aren't Building New Supermarkets Where Most NeededAs part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they're far short.
Emails Reveal Coke's Role In Anti-Obesity GroupA nonprofit founded to combat obesity said that the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence over its work. But emails show that the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network.