Childhood Obesity News
Girls born to obese moms far more likely to start puberty early, study finds
Girls born to obese mothers are more likely to start puberty early than daughters of normal-weight or underweight mothers, new research finds. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology , involved more than 15,000 girls ages 6 to 11 in Northern California, using doctors'
For kids who get their tonsils removed, age might matter more than weight: Study
When kids are promised that after they get their tonsils out they can have all the ice cream they want, it's actually a quiet way for doctors to fight post-surgical dehydration. But what other complications might await children, depending on their age and weight, and what can doctors do to avoid
Some UK supermarkets to ban selling energy drinks to anyone under 16
Several chain supermarkets in the United Kingdom have begun implementing a voluntary ban on the sale of energy drinks to people under the age of 16. Waitrose, a chain with more than 350 stores throughout the U.K., today began requiring proof of age for customers buying energy drinks containing more
One year Into Trump's presidency, agencies work to make good on his campaign promises
The first 12 months of President Donald Trump 's administration showed little regard for precedent, tradition or protocol. As he set about putting top officials in place at the federal agencies charged with carrying out his administration's priorities, the former businessman turned politician chose
Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shares her top workout tips for getting children active
Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shared some of her favorite workout moves you can do from home to help get the whole family in shape on " Good Morning America " today. Mitchell, who is the personal trainer for "GMA" anchor Michael Strahan , is also the founder of the non-profit organization
5 inspiring New York City Marathon competitors to watch
The diverse pool of more than 51,000 runners participating in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday will provide an incredible array of standout runners to watch on Sunday. Here are five unique runners to keep an eye on: The doctor and his patient Dr. Kevin Jiang, an orthopedic surgeon from New
Childhood obesity treatment as effective for parents without the child, study finds
In the struggle against childhood obesity , doctors and parents have tried to engage and motivate kids to stay healthy. But a new study finds that programs aimed at parents -- without the kids -- may be just as effective a tool as therapies that include the whole family. Childhood obesity is an
The 10 Healthiest Places to Live in America
If you're looking for a fresh start somewhere you can finally focus on your health, consider a move to Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The bedroom community outside Denver is the healthiest town in America, according to MONEY. As part of its annual "Best Places to Live" report (which this year focused
Bill Clinton Calls Clinton Global Initiative 'One of the Great Honors of My Life' in Final Speech
Former President Bill Clinton slowly walked toward the podium, newly repositioned at the center of the stage under the spotlight. He diligently thumbed through the pages of a farewell defense, which he had been working on moments before he addressed the Clinton Global Initiative one final time.
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett 'feeling really defensive MVP-ish'
BELLEVUE, Wa. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is coming off a career season in which he notched 10 sacks and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. In 2016, he's setting his sights even higher. "I'm feeling really defensive MVP-ish right now, the way I've been training, the way that my