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Average waist circumference — but not B.M.I. — has increased significantly in the United States, a new study reports.

9/19/2014 6:32:01 AM

New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

9/18/2014 11:50:42 AM

Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?

9/18/2014 10:21:30 AM

My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.

9/18/2014 4:00:23 AM

A report from a group of retired military leaders, which has campaigned for improved childhood nutrition, shines a light on obesity in the military and its risks to readiness.

9/17/2014 5:48:12 PM

The combination of the savory, woody rosemary and the sweet fruit may inspire you to eat the breads at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

9/17/2014 10:53:07 AM

If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.

9/17/2014 8:20:59 AM

Twelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.

9/16/2014 11:53:56 AM

The factors that improve your chances of avoiding the Type 2 variety of the disease are unmistakable: weight loss and exercise.

9/16/2014 11:39:35 AM

Is there any harm in prescribing drugs to a patient who believes she has been infected with H.I.V., even when all the evidence says she has not been exposed to the virus?

9/16/2014 11:32:31 AM