Health News

Teens Lost Most Weight With Combination Training
Exercise is an important tool in fighting obesity in young people. But which type of exercise is the most effective?
Fit Men May Outrun High Blood Pressure
Doctors often use medicines and behavioral therapy to counteract risks associated with high blood pressure. But new research suggests the key to delaying high blood pressure may be exercise.
More Exercise May Improve Boys' School Performance
Young boys who bike or walk to school or play sports benefit in many ways. Not only are they more fit, but they may even do better in school, new research suggests.
Exercise May Help Kids Focus
Exercise improves health in many ways. And a new study suggests it may help children who have problems focusing at school.
Exercise May Lower Heart Failure Risk
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but daily exercise may work better for your cardiologist.
Adults Can Stay Healthy and Active Despite Old Age
You can't avoid aging, but you don't have to feel old. Exercise may keep people from feeling older.
Counseling Could Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Patients can reduce some risks for heart disease — like high blood pressure, metabolic conditions and cigarette smoking — through counseling and lifestyle changes, a recent study suggested.
Pounds Lost Could Mean Money Saved for Diabetes Patients
Losing excess weight is good for the health. But it may also be good for the finances, suggest the authors of a new study.
Better Body Composition Seen in Active Commuters
Over one-third of adults in the United Sates are obese, and many other nations struggle with obesity. One weight-loss strategy may come from something most people do every day — the daily commute.
Staying Fit to Stay Sharp
Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.