Obesity in U.S. reaches all-time high. Almost half of all Americans are obese, according to latest figures

Things are going from bad to worse.

Loneliness might become a deadlier public health threat than obesity, researchers warn

Quality relationships can actually make you live longer. And better.

Over one third of all dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood

Dementia is not inevitable. Staying healthy is the first step to challenge it.

Are you living in a lazy or an active country? Study maps how much the world walks

Turns out, activity inequality is a great predictor of obesity rates.

State of Maine confirms its first measles case in 20 years

It’s the first case in the state since 1997.

Cash 4 Weight Loss programme shown to work and make people excited about exercise

That sounds more like wizardry than science.

A muffin a day might keep the doctor away — if you eat this special muffin

Delicious and healthy? Sign me up!

Despite a struggling economy, Italy has the healthiest citizens in the world

Money is hard to come by these days in Italy but at least people have their good health.

Taxing junk food and subsidizing healthy items will make us live longer and save billions in the health system

That’s 500,000 extra years of healthy life and more than AUD 3 billion in costs for Australia’s current population.

Healthy Snacks That Might Boost Work Productivity

Gimme some of that avocado, I got a lot of work to do.

Massive report on cannabis confirms health benefits, calls for more research

Roll up! Your sleeves so we can do some research, of course.

Bike lanes may be the most cost-effective ways to improve public health

A new study has revealed that among all the existing measures to improve public health, bike lanes could trump them all.

Modern humans lost some of their smoke-resistance genes and we don’t know why

So remember, don’t smoke kids.

Late-term babies are likelier to be classed as ‘gifted’ in school, but also at risk of health problems

Parents should know this if they want to make an informed decision.

Viking gene may carry predisposition to lung disease

A previous study found that Vikings suffered from massive worm infestations, and this may be the key to an inherited predisposition to emphysema and other lung conditions.

Just one energy drink can pose significant health risks

A single energy drink can alter your health significantly, and consuming energy drinks regularly can be absolutely devastating.

Eating food rich in protein can boost cardiovascular health as much as exercise or quitting smoking

The results of a new UEA study reveal that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and show less arterial stiffness, directly translating to higher levels of cardiovascular health. The magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.

A Walk During Lunch Hours Boosts Mood and Reduces Stress

If you find it hard to focus, you’re feeling a lack of enthusiasm or simply are stressed, a walk during lunch hours might do wonders for you. A new study has found that just with a walk, you could fight all those issues.

Study shows direct link between discrimination and health

A new study has shown that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts – and they pass them on to their children.

Man wakes up after 12 years of coma: “I was aware of everything”

When he was 12, Martin Pistorius came home with a sore throat. His condition quickly deteriorated and he was soon unable to move or even talk, and eventually crashed into a coma which would go on to last 12 years. It’s not clear what his disease was, and doctors don’t really know what happened to him, though the likely suspect is