Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase

Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages… Read more..

Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely

People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood,… Read more..

Arm exercise improves walking ability after stroke

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test… Read more..

Sitting too much has associated health risks

Doctors have warned us for years about the health risks associated with sitting too much. Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to… Read more..

Women beat expectations when playing chess against men

Data from 160,000 ranked chess players and more than 5 million chess matches suggest that women playing against men perform better than expected based on… Read more..

Stand up -- it could help you lose weight

You might want to read this on your feet. A 65 kg person would lose 10 kg in 4 years by standing instead of sitting… Read more..

Eating Insects: Maybe Yucky, but Nutritious

The thought of eating an insect makes most people cringe -- at least those who live in America, Canada and Europe, a minority of the… Read more..

'Hunger Hormones' triggers during evening hours

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that "hunger hormone" levels rise and "satiety (or fullness) hormone" levels… Read more..

Babies' babbling betters brains, language

Babies are adept at getting what they need -- including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers' verbal responses, which promotes more effective… Read more..

Let it GO!

Don't hold your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, doctors warnPinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze… Read more..