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Researchers cleared of misconduct in row over sugar link to obesity

Two high-profile Sydney University scientists have been cleared of misconduct over a controversial research paper challenging the idea that sugar is a unique contributor to Australia's obesity epidemic.<p>But an independent investigator did find some problems with the key argument of Jennie …

Sleep loss can lead to weight gain

Insufficient sleep affects appetite and satiety hormones as well as fat cells, according to the nation's top sleep experts.<p>If you want to lose weight, be sure to get enough sleep.<p>Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there's now significant scientific …

Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says

New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is "about right." Among kids and teens who were merely overweight, 81% of boys and …

How parents juggle work hours may influence kids' weight | Penn State University

SAN FRANCISCO -- The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to Penn State …

Adolescent obesity, joint pain, and hypermobility

Subjects<p>Analysis for this sub study was based on baseline data from obese subjects and a healthy weight control (HW) group enrolled in a randomized …

Adolescent strength appears tied to body weight

Increasing adolescent body weight was negatively associated with measures of strength such as body weight exercises and positively associated with …

Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Disease Risk In Obese Adolescents (STUDY)

By: By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/11/2014 08:56 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Obese adolescents who do not get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of heart disease and other health issues, compared with other obese teens who get more sleep, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers looked …

The 11 worst fast food restaurants in America

Whether they like pizza, hamburgers, chicken, or sandwiches, Americans want more than just cheap meals when they eat out at fast food restaurants. …

Healthy Eating Habits Start Early, Study Shows

Healthy eating habits are essentially determined early in life according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of …

Social Media Addiction: Facebook And Twitter Beat Smoking As The Hardest Thing To Give Up

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep.<p>But it turns out …

E-cigarettes may be unsafe, but could work as a last-ditch way to quit smoking

Doctors and regulators aren’t really sure what to think about e-cigarettes. The battery-powered, nicotine-vaporizing devices are almost certainly healthier than regular smokes. But the shoddy construction of many e-cigs on the market could create other toxic fumes. Plus, if they’re seen as …

Public Health

E-Cigarettes May Be Tempting Non-Smoking Youths To Smoke

A report, released by a team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lends evidence to the argument that electronic cigarettes encourage youth smoking.<p>The study, based on nationally representative youth surveys, found that more than a quarter-million adolescents and teens who had …