Jul 24, 2014 — Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.
Jul 15, 2014 — Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
Jul 8, 2014 — We'll cover malaria and microloans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?
Jul 7, 2014 — Last year the American Medical Association voted to recognize obesity as a disease. But what's in a name? Commentator Tania Lombrozo reviews new evidence that suggests it matters.
Jul 2, 2014 — Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.
Jul 1, 2014 — There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.
Jun 19, 2014 — Fat-shaming is prevalent in our society and is often expressed toward women. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of a recent example being talked about in the world of science.
May 28, 2014 — A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.
May 8, 2014 — Baby polar bears slurp milk that's 27 percent fat, and adults dine on seal blubber. Scientists think bears' adaptation to a high-fat diet might lead to better ways to treat human obesity.
Apr 3, 2014 — People who are exposed to light earlier in the day are slimmer, a study finds. That doesn't mean morning sunshine helps people lose weight. But it matches other evidence on light and health.