New Study: Obesity Increases Severity Of Flu VirusA new study from the National Institute of Health found that obesity increases the severity of the influenza A virus.
Obese Tourists Crippling Donkeys On Greek Island, Activists ClaimActivists with "Help the Santorini Donkeys" told multiple news outlets in the United Kingdom that overweight tourists are crippling donkeys.
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter of Americans "acquire" nearly 1,300 calories at work every week.
Who Has The Nation's Best Health Care? Study Reveals State RankingsThe non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on May 3 which looks at each state's ability to deliver medical care to its residents.
'They Want To Be Here': Allina Program Helping Teens Battle ObesityIn the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese.
Loneliness, Social Isolation A Bigger Health Issue Than Obesity, Study SaysResearchers say people with a greater social connection cut their risk of premature death in half.
4 Things To Know: Franken/Sessions, Fewer Americans Losing Weight & MoreFrom the ongoing controversy surrounding AG Jeff Session to fewer Americans losing weight, here are the four things to know for Wednesday, March 8.
Minnesota Among 5 States Where Obesity Rates Increased In 2014Obesity rates across the country are still high despite the billions of dollars being spent on programs aimed at lowering than number, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Minnesota is of only five states that saw an increase in adult obesity rates last year – just shy of 28 percent.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids' MenusSoft drinks are still on the kids' menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald's and Wendy's in eliminating soda. That doesn't mean adults can't order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn't listed is a huge relief.
Study: Time In Front Of The TV Correlated To Childhood ObesityWhen it comes to kids, how much TV is too much TV? A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics that found five and six-year olds who watch just an hour of TV a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese compared to kids who watch less.