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Diet and exercise
September 18, 2015
Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards
Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle ...
September 16, 2015
Target, developing healthier habits, hands workers Fitbits
Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees. The discount-store chain will push granola bars ...
September 12, 2015
Fitness programs help campus rabbis shape up
As an Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Moshe Gray may not need a cross. But CrossFit? That's another story. Gray, the director of a Jewish ...
September 01, 2015
Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they ...
August 14, 2015
Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills
While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, an additional 100 are ...
August 11, 2015
Food banks, pantries find new ways to feed more people
Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his ...
July 29, 2015
Correction: Weight Loss-Balloon story
In a story July 28 about an inflatable medical balloon approved to treat obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously ...
July 27, 2015
Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit
Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, ...
July 23, 2015
Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's
Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help ...
July 21, 2015
Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests
Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to ...
July 08, 2015
King pigeon pose ahead? Putin tells Indian PM: I'll try yoga
He's flown with cranes, petted a polar bear and tranquilized a tiger. Now Vladimir Putin is ready to face the Downward Dog.
June 17, 2015
CVS Health launches health, beauty makeover for drugstores
CVS drugstores that quit tobacco sales last year are now getting health and beauty makeovers and a shot of ethnic diversity ...
June 17, 2015
What is trans fat? A look at different kinds of fats
The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, ...
June 17, 2015
Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?
You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug ...
June 16, 2015
FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats
Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a ...
May 12, 2015
Senegalese in the capital flock to the beach for workouts
No headphones needed. The sound of waves serves as a playlist for hundreds of fit, sport loving Senegalese who swarm to the ...
May 04, 2015
Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in ...
April 28, 2015
Genetic testing moves into world of employee health
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering ...
April 22, 2015
Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states
President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more ...