Health News

Burden of Obesity Gets Heftier
Obesity has been shown to contribute to fatal coronary artery disease, regardless of other risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Sodium Slayers Face Less Stroke Risk
High salt intake, regardless of a diagnosis of hypertension , has been shown to increase risk of ischemic (blood clot) stroke, according to a new study.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
The Universe is Expanding
Obesity rates have almost doubled in the past 30 years, according to a new study that looks at heart-disease risk factors and how those factors have changed during that time.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
Vegans Vexed?
Vegans -- individuals who don't eat animal products, including dairy -- may be prone to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a new study.
Genetic or Just Plain Unhealthy?
Genetics can be blamed for some of the more severe cases of childhood obesity. However, new research shows that many children are obese simply because of their lifestyles.
Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers
Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in foods appears most effective way to cut intake.
Tomatoes Just Got Tastier
Tomatoes contain a nutrient that may prevent onset of vascular diseases, according to new research from Kyoto University.
Weighing In on Body Image
Too fat. Too skinny. Apple-shaped. Pear-shaped. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and it's a subjective guessing game as to which standard of beauty will appeal to whom.