If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.
Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.
Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite the warnings of a British scientist a half-century ago.
When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday, however, and her expected successor, Prince Charles, continues to await his turn on the throne.
Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove they could offer the world something great.
Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often while pregnant? It's because you have a growing baby who is demanding more nourishment from you.
It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about potential health hazards for young athletes.
Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.
To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.
Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.
Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.
On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.
While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.
Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to home.
If you cultivate free-range kids, one is likely to bring home a turtle or a frog from the woods one day — maybe even a salamander ...
New federal research suggests that cellphone radiation can cause two types of cancer in laboratory rats. This makes it clear that rats shouldn’t use ...