Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans of South Asian and Hispanic descent who aren't overweight may be more at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes than normal-weight white people are, a new study finds.

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who become overweight or obese have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other illnesses, a new study suggests.

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop childhood epilepsy -- a seizure disorder -- if their mothers were overweight or obese early in pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Inactivity can lead to weaker bones in teens, a new Canadian study finds.

U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than tripled over the past four decades, and continues to rise more than 3 percent a year, new research shows.

Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who seem to have a deep tan year-round -- whether from the sun or indoor tanning -- may be "addicted" to tanning. And new research suggests there's also a link between such tanning and other addictions.

Is Your TV Making You Fat?

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to stay slim? Start by switching off your TV during meal time.

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All marathon runners eventually slow down. But a new study finds that whether a runner is average or elite, or whether they are a man or a woman, may determine at what age and how much their pace will decline.

Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight and gender differences between donors and recipients can affect the success of kidney transplants, a new study says.

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the second straight year, U.S. pedestrian deaths are setting alarming new records.