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'Real Live': Public figures devote time and money in times of need.
Celebrities donated money for Hurricane Harvey relief and have continued to speak up on sensitive issues.
Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked
While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers think that will change
Study suggests you cannot be 'fat but fit'
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the new research that suggests people who carry extra weight have an increased risk of heart disease even if they are otherwise healthy.
Study links a lack of sleep in children with increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Children who sleep on average one hour less at night have higher risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes , according to a new study published Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics . Researchers observed self-reported sleep times, then took body measurements and blood samples in over
Study suggests children who don't sleep enough have a higher risk of developing diabetes
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez shares what parents should know about the new research that links a lack of sleep in children to a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Artificial sweeteners could cause weight gain over time, review of studies says
Too much sugar, we know, is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes . And people who are watching their weight may choose the artificial sweetness to fight back products like aspartame , sucralose and steviocide (brand names: Equal, Splenda and Stevia.) But a new analysis of studies in
Do artificial sweeteners make you gain weight?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a new study that links artificial sweeteners to weight gain.
Poor sleep is linked to higher death risk in those with heart issues
Diseases of the blood vessels supplying the heart and brain tissues are leading causes of death among Americans. And while researchers have known that things like metabolic syndrome -- high blood pressure , elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides, high body mass index and high blood sugar -- and
French models will need a doctor's note to hit the catwalk
Models in France will need an unusual accessory to hit the catwalk this fashion week: a doctor's note. A new decree issued last week by the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health requires that models have a certificate from their doctors to prove they are in good health. The Ministry of