| May 5, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Discovering how to counter a chromosomal aberration that prompts the never-ending hunger of Prader-Willi syndrome might offer ammunition against obesity in the larger population, too.
Science has learned much already since PWS was identified in 1956. Dr....
| May 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Greg Gaver is sitting at his family's dining room table in Granger, speaking congenially about his high hopes for his future, when his attention abruptly shifts and his head swivels toward his mother.
“Can I have dinner?” the 21-year-old asks...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
No one likes to get stuck with a needle.
But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:19 AM
These five foods are touted as metabolism boosters that make it easier to shed pounds, but do they really work? I've sifted through the research to give us the scoop about which really live up to the hype, and which are best filed under the category of...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:00 PM
How many times have you read a gardening article, looked at a website or catalog and wondered, "What does that mean?" Thanks to National Garden Bureau member Park Seed, we've excerpted their list of garden terms for your referral during the garden...
| May 30, 2012
Obese women may have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis — adding one more chronic illness to the list of ills brought on by extra pounds.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis are already more prone to heart attacks than the general...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Though you may not be living with diabetes, your body could be battling against the hormone insulin. The condition, called insulin resistance, occurs when insulin can't effectively do its job.
"People often don't realize that insulin resistance can...
| Nov 12, 2012
American's are becoming extra-large and it's usually our fault: we eat too much then just sit around--but it wasn't Paula DeHavens fault.
"My problem was my testosterone was pretty much gone,” Paula said. “I had double the amount of...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican nominee in Missouri for U.S. Senate, created quite a stir a week ago with his claim that women have biological defenses to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate" rape.
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women who have been treated for breast cancer, heavier women are more likely to have their disease come back and more likely to die of cancer, according to a new study.
That could be because certain hormones that are...